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Shriver, Morrow Lead Tulsa Women Past UMKC, 73-62

TU junior Alyssa Shriver
TU junior Alyssa Shriver
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Dec. 15, 2001

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Kansas City - Tulsa junior Alyssa Shriver scored a game-high 16 points and senior Carla Morrow pulled down a game-best 10 rebounds to lead the Tulsa women's basketball team to a, 73-62, victory over UMKC at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.

Tulsa (4-4) finished with four players in double figures. Including Shriver, who hit 7-of-8 field goal attempts, Morrow finished with 11 points for her eighth career double-double and five assists, while senior Leela Farr added 14 points and eight rebounds and sophomore Candice Brewer scored 11 points. TU shot a season-high 53.4 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from behind the three-point line and outrebounded UMKC (2-6), 37-33.

Randi Meissner led the Kangaroos with 16 points and nine rebounds, while Katie Houlehan chipped in 12 points.

Tulsa led from start to finish, building a 16-point advantage in the first half and a 18-point lead in the second half. But UMKC never gave up and pulled to with in two points late in the first half.

TU jumped out to a 27-11 advantage with 10:19 left in the first half and UMKC countered with a 16-2 run to cut the deficit to 29-27 with 5:14 to go before halftime. The two teams exchanged buckets during the final minutes and Tulsa led 34-31 at intermission.

The Golden Hurricane used a scoring frenzy to put the game away during the first five minutes of the second half. Using a tenacious defense and up-tempo play, TU used a 15-6 spurt to build a 51-37 lead with just 4:57 gone by in the final period. The Hurricane eventually extended it lead to 18-points, its largest of the game, at the 10:49 mark. TU emptied its bench and kept its lead in double figures for the remainder of the contest.