Tulsa Women's Basketball Team Hosts Rogers State in Exhibition Game on Tuesday
Oct. 31, 2011
Tulsa, Oklahoma - The University of Tulsa women's basketball team will take to the court for the first time this season, as the Golden Hurricane hosts Rogers State in the first of two exhibition contests at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Game time is set for 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Reynolds Center ticket office.
"For us as coaches, this is big because we haven't seen our team in live action yet," Head Coach Matilda Mossman said. "Even though we think we know what our strengths and weaknesses are, this will be a good test for us. Being a new staff there is lots of things you have to work out with communication during the game, so it is a time for us to practice as well."
The Golden Hurricane team returns nine letterwinners, including four starters, and welcomes four newcomers to the roster. The Tulsa team features seniors Virginia DeWare, Denise Lewis and Chanice Scott; juniors Andrea Coggin, Tiffani Couisnard, Taleya Mayberry and Jessica McQuin; sophomores Taylor Hooker, Amanda Mason and Loren McDaniel; and freshmen Kadan Brady, Amber Fleet and Mariah Turner.
Mayberry, who led Tulsa in scoring (15.0 ppg), assists (77) and steals (77) a year ago, returns to the court for her junior campaign. She has scored in double digits in 33 of 53 career contests, amassing 714 points for a 13.47 ppg average. Of her 33 double-figure games she has scored more than 20 points in 12 games and 30 points once. She needs 286 points this season to become only the eighth women's basketball player in school history to score more than 1,000 career points.
Scott and McDaniel were second and third in scoring with 7.8 ppg and 7.3 ppg, respectively, while McDaniel was also TU's leading rebounder last season.
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