Freshman Rebecca Lescay drives along the baseline. Photo by Dalton Stewart

Hurricane not strong enough to pierce Knights’ armor

Shug Dickson put on a show and dropped 23 points, but without much help, TU’s slide continued against UCF.

The Golden Hurricane women’s basketball team could not break their losing streak this week, dropping a pair of conference matchups.
Their first game was on Sunday afternoon in New Orleans against Tulane. The game started very poorly for TU. Through the entire first quarter, they managed to only score four points, finding themselves in a ten point hole. Tulane kept up the pressure for the whole game, and scored more than Tulsa in every quarter to extend their advantage. By the end of the game, Tulsa found themselves in a 31 point hole as Tulane picked up the 70-39 victory.
Tulsa returned home from a two game road trip to face the UCF Knights on Saturday afternoon.
Throughout the game, little separated the two teams. They were so close in the first half that they shot the exact same percentage from the field, making a third of their shots. UCF made a three pointer at the halftime buzzer to give them a one point advantage at 21-20.
By the end of the game, the teams had exchanged the lead eight times. The fourth quarter saw more scoring than any of the others as the two teams tried to find some separation. UCF barely managed to hang on to their lead, and pulled out the 47-44 win.
Tulsa now has an 8-13 (2-6 American Athletic Conference) record for the year. Their next game is at home against USF. Tipoff is Wednesday night at 7pm.

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Post Author: Joe Edmunds