Tulsa Women Uses Three-Ball to Dispatch Hawaii, 68-57
Feb. 26, 2004
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa sophomore Megan Moody scored a game-high 17 points and TU tied a school record with 11 three-point field goals as the Golden Hurricane ran past Hawaii, 68-57, in front of 1,085 at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
Moody drained a career-best five treys and finished 5-of-6 from behind the arc, as TU connected on 11-of-21 three-point field goal attempts for 52.4 percent. The Golden Hurricane shot over 50-precent from long range in each half, hitting 5-of-9 (.556) treys in the first half and 6-of-12 (.500) attempts in the second half. Freshman Chivis Merriweather and senior Candice Brewer each connected on two three-pointers.
Tulsa improved to 16-9 overall and 9-6 in Western Athletic Conference play. TU tied the school record for the second most wins in a single season and will attempt to tie the school mark of 17 on Saturday against San Jose State. The Golden Hurricane also earned its first-ever regular season sweep of Hawaii, which fell to 7-17 overall and 5-10 in league games.
Tulsa led by two points at halftime, and increased its lead to four points on a basket by sophomore Emily Jaskowiak on the first possession of the second half. Hawaii tied the contest at 31-31 apiece on two free throws from Jade Abele. Tulsa then reeled off a 12-0 run that culminated with a three pointer from Merriweather and back-to-back treys from Moody. The Rainbow Wahine fought back and pulled to within seven points, but could get no closer. The Hurricane increased its lead to as many as 14 points in the final period.
Along with Moody, a total of three TU players finished in double figures, including Brewer and freshman Jillian Robbins with 11 points each. Robbins and Moody each grabbed six rebounds apiece to lead Tulsa, which lost the rebound battle to Hawaii, 39-37. However, Tulsa out shot UH, 41.4 percent to 34-percent.
Pam Tambini led three Hawaii players into double digits with a team-high 16 points. Janevia Taylor added 15 points, while Abele finished with 11 points. April Atuaia came off the bench and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds for the Rainbow Wahine.
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