Women on best streak since ’06

With wins over the Temple Owls and and SMU Mustangs the women’s basketball team is on their first six-game winning streak since 2006.

Looking for their fifth straight win, the Golden Hurricane hosted Temple on Feb. 10th, a team that is right on Tulsa’s heels in the conference standings.

Temple rushed out of the gate taking an early 10–3 lead in the first four minutes before taking a 19–9 lead with ten minutes remain in the half.

From here Tulsa found their footing and responded with a 12–3 run to cut the Owls’ lead to one.

For the remainder of the half, Tulsa and Temple traded the lead with Temple eventually taking a 33–29 lead into the half.

Tulsa started the second half with a 8–2 run to take back the lead, which they never lost for the remainder of the game.

Lead by Kelsee Grovey and Mariah Turner the Hurricane were able to get as high as 12-point lead against the Owls, who could not get within eight for the rest of the half.

The Golden Hurricane played a strong defensive second half and stayed ahead of Temple to take a 75–67 win. Grovey, Turner, Antoinet Webster, Ashley Clark and Kadan Brady all put up double figures for the Hurricane in the game.

After the win over Temple, Tulsa traveled to Dallas to play the Mustangs, who they had beaten just two weeks prior at home.

This game was a lot more contested in the early stages with TU and SMU trading leads up through the seven minute mark of the first half, when Tulsa was able to pull forward to an 8-point halftime lead.

Coming out of the break, the Golden Hurricane continued to add to their lead, at one time a 14-point lead, then an 18-point lead and finally a match high 23-point lead with four minutes left in the game.

SMU finished the game with an 11–3 run, but that was not nearly enough as Tulsa won 72–59 to sweep the season series.

Clark and Teanna Reid both scored double-digit points for the Hurricane, while Clark added seven rebounds and three steals. The Golden Hurricane shot 45 percent on the day including 41 percent from behind the three-point arc.

With the pair of wins, Tulsa has improved their overall record to 14–10, with a 9–4 conference record. Their next game comes at second-place USF on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.

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