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Farr's Career High 29 Points Leads Tulsa Past UTEP, 84-70

Senior Leela Farr scored a game and career-high 29 points to leads Tulsa to an 84-70 victory over UTEP Saturday afternoon.
Senior Leela Farr scored a game and career-high 29 points to leads Tulsa to an 84-70 victory over UTEP Saturday afternoon.
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Feb. 9, 2002

Box Score

Tulsa, Oklahoma - Senior forward Leela Farr said it was a simple matter to score a career-high 29 points in Tulsa's 84-71 victory over UTEP on Saturday afternoon at the Reynolds Center.

``I had good passers on the floor with me and I took a lot of two-foot shots from the blocks,'' she said. ``Anybody can make those. When you're on, you're on.''

Farr was on particularly in the first half when she made 6-of-8 from the field and 9-of-9 from the foul line to score 21 points, two shy of a school record.

She finished 9-of-12 from the field and 11-of-12 from the line, falling four shy of the one-game school record of 33 points, set by Carla Mororw in 2001.

Tulsa (15-8, 10-3). which started the game tied for second place in the Western Athletic Conference, tied a school record by winning its fifth straight game. TU's 15 victories are the most since the school revived the women's basketball program in 1996.

``Back in September, looking at the schedule, I would have been extremely pleased to be where we are right now,'' Hurricane coach Kathy McConnell-Miller said. ``These girls have really bonded and gelled and stepped up.''

UTEP (3-18, 1-12) kept the game close for a time with hot 3-point shooting and led 26-24 with 8:28 left in the first half, but Tulsa scored the next 19 points and led 43-28 at halftime.

The Hurricane led by as many as 21 in the second half. UTEP closed to within nine (80-71) with 1:46 left, but TU's Carla Morrow sank four foul shots to put the game out of reach.

Dragana Zoric led the Miners with 20 points. Becky Heidotten chipped in 17 points for the Hurricane and Kayla Elliott had 11 points, eight rebounds, six assits and four blocked shots.

 

 

A crowd of 1,655 at the Reynolds Center was bolstered by youth and junior high girls basketball teams representing local and area schools and organizations.

Story courtesy of the Tulsa World