Brewer's Career High 19 Points Leads Tulsa Past Arkansas-Little Rock, 77-50
Nov. 30, 2001
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa sophomore Candice Brewer led three Golden Hurricane into double figures with a career-high 19 points and helped Tulsa to a 77-50 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
Tulsa improves to 2-3 overall this season and 1-1 at home, while UALR falls to 1-5 in 2001. Brewer's 19 points led all scorers as she connected on 8-of-13 field goal attempts and drained her only three-point field goal attempt. The eight field goals are also a career-best. The TU senior tandem of Carla Morrow and Leela Farr chipped in 15 and 14 points, respectively, while Farr also led the Hurricane in rebounding with eight boards. Freshman LeAnn Upshaw earned the first start of her collegiate career and finished with five points and a game-high six assists.
UALR's Darci Cassidy came off the bench to lead the Trojans with 15 points. Asten Kennedy collected a game-high 11 rebounds and helped Arkansas-Little Rock outrebound the Golden Hurricane, 43-42. The Trojans bench provided 26 of the team's 50 points and outscored TU's bench, 26-15.
TU junior Alyssa Shriver scored the game's first field goal and the Hurricane began the first half with a 16-2 run. Tulsa chalked up its largest lead of the opening period of18 points (23-5) at the 6:10 minute mark. Even though TU never trailed in the contest, the Trojans did manage to trim the lead to 11 points on two different occasions late in the first half, but TU led, 34-21, at intermission.
The Golden Hurricane outscored the Trojans, 43-29, in the second half and Tulsa emptied its bench. Freshman Emily Jaskowiak made the most of her time, scoring a career-high six points in just her second collegiate contest.
Tulsa head coach Kathy McConnell-Miller reached a milestone with the win as she tied former Hurricane head coach Joyce Plagens (1982-84) for first place on the school's career coaching list, each with 24. McConnell-Miller will attempt to become the winningest coach in school history when TU squares off against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m.
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