With a win over Houston on the road Saturday afternoon, the Golden Hurricane women’s basketball team extended their season-long winning streak to four games.
The game remained close for much of the first half, as the score was within five for the first thirteen minutes of the game. From there, however, Tulsa was able to gain some momentum heading into halftime. The Golden Hurricane pushed the lead to double digits at 23–13 with four minutes remaining in the half and kept steady to take an 11-point lead into halftime.
The second half featured much of the same play as the latter part of the first half. Tulsa kept the pressure on the Cougars, and with twelve minutes left, the Golden Hurricane had brought the lead to twenty. Houston could never get the deficit below 15 for the rest of the game, and Tulsa cruised to an easy victory. Ashley Clark, Mariah Turner and Kadan Brady all scored double figures for Tulsa.
Strong defense and an emphasis on gaining control of the ball led to the win as Tulsa outrebounded the Cougars 42–29 and took a 12–9 lead in steals. Head coach Mossman had this to say about the win: “We just keep improving, we’ve definitely gotten better defensively, we’ve gotten better from a rebounding standpoint and our offense continues to be solid. It goes back to a renewed focus on the defensive end and getting stops.”
The win is the fourth in a row for Tulsa, their longest streak of the season. Their record now is 12–10 (7–4 American Athletic Conference), while Houston fell to 6–17 (1–11 AAC). Their 7–4 conference record puts the Golden Hurricane in fourth place with seven games remaining. Tulsa plays next on Feb. 10 at home against Temple.