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Tulsa Women's Hoops to Play in Junkanoo Jam Tournament This Week

Jessica McQuin
Jessica McQuin
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Nov. 19, 2012

Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa will travel to the Junkanoo Jam Tournament in Freeport, Bahamas, to take on Illinois on Friday, Nov. 23rd, beginning at 3:45 pm. TU will then face either Loyola Marymount or Iowa State in their second game of the tournament on Saturday, Nov. 24th. This will be the first meeting between Tulsa and all three teams.

The Golden Hurricane will be looking for its first win of the season, as TU has started the season 0-3, including a 64-56 overtime loss to Arkansas in their last contest. Taleya Mayberry has a team-high 19.0 points per game, while Tiffani Couisnard averages a double-double with 10.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per contest. Mayberry and Kelsee Grovey each have nine assists, while Couisnard has six steals and two blocks.

Illinois is off to a 2-1 start this season, with all three games being played at home. The Fighting Illini are led by a trio of players in double digits, including 20.3 ppg from Ivory Crawford. Karisma Penn posts 19.0 ppg and 11.0 ppg to average a double-double, while Amber Moore puts up 13.3 ppg. Alexis Smith has 27 assists, for a 9.0 assists per game average, while Penn has 11 blocks and eight steals.

Loyola Marymount has a 2-2 overall record and will take on CS-Fullerton on Tuesday before making the trip to the tournament. The Lions are led by Alex Cowling with 16.8 ppg, while Hazel Ramirez and Mackenzie Kerins net 12.5 and 11.8 ppg, respectively. Kerins has a team-best 9.8 rebounds per game, Ramirez has 16 steals and Alexis Love has eight blocks.

Iowa State has a 2-0 mark this year and is averaging 78.5 ppg as a team. All five starters are posting double-digit points, including Chelsea Poppens who has a team-best 15.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. Emiah Bingley has 12 assists and seven steals, while Brynn Williamson and Anna Prins each have four blocks.