Tulsa Drops 72-56 Decision to Houston
Feb. 17, 2011
Tulsa, Oklahoma - The University of Tulsa women's basketball team dropped a 72-56 decision to Houston on Thursday night at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. TU fell to 5-15 on the season and 1-11 in Conference USA, while UH moved to 21-4 overall and 12-0 in the league.
Jermaine Kermis had a team-best nine points, followed by Virginia DeWare and Loren McDaniel with eight points each, and Amanda Mason with seven. McDaniel had a team-leading 12 rebounds, while Tatum Beer had three steals and DeWare and Chanice Scott had three assists.
TU shot 32-percent from the field, just nine-percent from behind the arc and 61-percent from the charity stripe. UH out-rebounded Tulsa, 47-41, and had a 5-0 lead in blocks, but the Golden Hurricane had a 10-8 advantage in steals.
Houston scored the first two baskets, but DeWare hit a jumper and Scott scored a three-point basket to give Tulsa a 5-4 lead with 17:02 on the clock. The Cougars inched ahead for the remainder of the half to take a 14-point lead (36-22) into the break.
UH climbed to a game-high 26-point advantage with just over 10 minutes remaining in the game and earned a 16-point win.
The Cougars were led by a two players with double-doubles, including Lesslee Mason with 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Courtney Taylor with 12 points and 12 boards. Brittney Scott also scored in double figures with 10.
Tulsa will return to action on Sunday, Feb. 20th against Marshall. Game time is set for 2:05 p.m. at the Reynolds Center.
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