Tulsa Women’s basketball faced off against Wichita St. Shockers on March 3rd at 6 p.m.. It was a great fought out effort for the Golden Hurricane, but eventually they fell short in an overtime loss 85-77. After this loss, Tulsa’s Women’s basketball team falls to 4-13 in the American Athletic Conference. The first quarter was a close one with Wichita St. being up 1, 21-20. Leading into the half, the score was 46-39 with Wichita St still leading. In the third quarter, the Golden Hurricane came out with a vengeance and brought the game within four,the score being 58-54 still in Wichita’s favor. Finally, in the fourth quarter, Tulsa made their comeback and tied it up at 69 to head into OT. It was anyone’s game at this point, score effectively 0-0 again, but in OT the Shockers ended up pulling it out.
Some notable players from the game are freshman Wyvette Mayberry from Tulsa, OK, andShe had a career high of 24 points, making four three-pointers, eight made field goals and four made free throws. She Played a total amount of 41 minutes out of the 45 possible, culminating in a great performance from the freshman phenom, Wyvette Mayberry.
Another notable player is her sister Maya Mayberry. Maya is a junior from Tulsa, OK, who transferred to the University of Tulsa after her Sophomore year. She ended up scoring 21 points, making three three-pointers, eight made field goals and two made free throws, Playing a total amount of 37 minutes out of the 45 in the actual game. This was a stellar game for Maya Mayberry.
Along with the sisters, freshman Olivia Clayton had her best game all year. Olivia is from Checotah, OK, and attended Checotah High school. Olivia ended up with two times more than her average points per game and scored 10 points in five made field goals, grabbing eight rebounds along with it — two rebounds away from a double double. She ended up playing 26 minutes, really showing her potential in this game.
Lastly, there was freshman starter Jessika Evans. Jessika Evans is from Norman, OkK and attended Norman North High School. In her performance, she ended by recording six points on two made three-pointers. She had the hot hand early. She ended up playing 19 minutes, but within her minutes she played hard and played to win. Great performance again from Jessika Evans.
As the season came to an end, now Tulsa Women’s Basketball will be preparing for the American Athletic Conference. This will start on Monday, March 8 at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. In their bracket play, they will have a second chance at Wichita St. again. The game will be at 1:30 p.m. and can be viewed on ESPN+. Let’s cheer on our Tulsa Women’s basketball team and wish them luck as they have safe travels down to Texas and put the foot down on those Lady Shockers. #ReignCane