Tulsa women's basketball update
BY BILL HAISTEN World Sports Writer
Friday, February 08, 2013
2/08/13 at 3:04 AM
8-13 overall, 3-5 C-USA
Catching up: During one of its better performances of the season, the Golden Hurricane opened the second half with a 21-5 run and went on to record a 78-56 Conference USA victory at Southern Miss on Sunday. With five players scoring in double figures, Tulsa improved to 3-5 in league play. The Hurricane did not have a midweek contest. Tulsa hosts Tulane at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Player to watch: At Southern Miss, TU's Ashley Clark scored a season-high 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field. Making her 10th start of the season, the 5-foot-11 freshman from Midwest City entered with a scoring average of 4.0.
Special event: In commemoration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the TU women's program has planned a special event for Sunday at the Reynolds Center. The arena doors will open at 12:30 p.m. Several vendors will display items for sale. At 2, the Hurricane faces Tulane in a Conference USA contest. A fashion show is scheduled for halftime. Tickets are priced at $5.
Dominant Hurricane: Offensive balance and 53 percent shooting from the field vaulted Tulsa to its 22-point road win at Southern Miss.
Hurricane senior Taleya Mayberry scored 17 points, while Kelsee Grovey had 16 and Clark totaled 13. Kadan Brady and Mariah Turner each scored 10 points. Tiffani Couisnard and Loren McDaniel combined for 19 rebounds.
Mayberry now has a career total of 1,512 points, tying her with Larissa Williams (2006-10) for second on TU's career scoring list. The career leader remains Jillian Robbins, who totaled 2,108 points in 2003-07.