Tulsa Women's Hoops Earn 68-60 Win over Nebraska Omaha
Dec. 28, 2011
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Taleya Mayberry and Chanice Scott each scored double-digit points to lead Tulsa to a 68-60 win over Nebraska Omaha on Wednesday night at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. TU moved to 4-6 on the season, while the Mavericks fell to 8-5 overall.
"I thought tonight was one of those nights when our girls played like they were use to winning," Head Coach Matilda Mossman said. "In previous games when teams came back on us, we looked like a deer in the headlights, but I was impressed how our team handled being ahead and then having the other team come back at them. Taylor Hooker has been an unbelievable rebounder over the last three games and it is just her energy and the desire to get the ball, and I couldn't be more pleased with her right now."
Mayberry had a team-high 13 points and four assists, while Scott added 11 points and Taylor Hooker finished with nine points and nine rebounds. Denise Lewis posted eight points and seven boards, and Mariah Turner had seven points.
Tulsa shot 42-percent from the field, including 37-percent from behind the arc, and hit 17 of 23 free throws for 73-percent. The Hurricane had a 39-37 lead in rebounds, while UNO had a 12-9 advantage in steals, and TU had a 4-1 lead in blocks.
TU climbed to an 11-point advantage (21-10) with 8:40 left to play in the first half and took a 31-20 lead into the break. Kadan Brady had a team-best six points, while Hooker had five boards in the first frame.
The Hurricane never relinquished the lead and had a game-best 16-point advantage with 9:35 left in the contest.
Nebraska Omaha had three players in double figures, including Heather Pohl with 13, Jamie Nash with 12 and Cathleen Cox with 11. Pohl also had a team-leading eight rebounds, while Nash had a double-double with 10 assists and added seven steals.
Half of UNO's points were scored off three-pointers, as they went 10-of-18 from behind the arc, for 55-percent. The Mavericks shot better from three-point range, as they were just 22-of-66 for 36-percent on the night from the field.
Tulsa will return to action on Sunday, January 1st against Stephen F. Austin. Game time is set for 2:00 pm at the Reynolds Center.
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