Claremore Daily Progress

Sports

March 8, 2013

C-USA WOMEN'S BB: Tulsa topples Houston 76-63

(Continued)

TULSA — Grovey's three-pointer at the 5:03 mark gave Tulsa a double digit lead at 68-56 that the Hurricane would never relinquish the rest of the game. Brady knocked down her fourth three-pointer of the half to put the Hurricane ahead 71-56 with 4:34 on the clock. The sophomore had a layup at the 3:46 mark to give Tulsa its largest lead of 17 points at 73-56.

After converting only 2-of-7 three-pointers in the first half, the Hurricane scorched the nets in the final 20 minutes by connecting on 6-of-9 treys for 67-percent.

Tulsa ended the first half with a 32-30 lead after leading by as many as eight points three times in the first 20 minutes. Couisnard opened the scoring for the Hurricane with a layup 0:12 into the contest. Tulsa's lead was kept within four points in the first 14 minutes. Brady had consecutive driving layups to put the Hurricane ahead 27-19 at the 5:07 mark.

Houston then out-scored Tulsa 11 to three in the over the next four plus minutes to tie the game at 30-30 with 0:40 left on the first-half clock. Two McQuin free throws gave Tulsa the two-point lead at halftime.

Mayberry had a game-high 13 points in the first half for the Hurricane, while Houston's Thompson scored 12 points. The Cougars had a 10-rebound advantage on the boards, 28-18 in the first half, but points in the pain were even at 16 points apiece. Tulsa had 10 fast-break points in the first 20 minutes.

Mossman talked about the Tulsa senior class after the game.

"When you have a coaching change, it is easy as a player to not buy in or maybe feel cheated a little bit, but these guys have been accepting of us from the very beginning and have done everything that we've asked. They've let us coach them and lead them, and I just hope we can end things in a big way for them," said Mossman.

The C-USA Basketball Championships runs from March 13-16 at the Tulsa Convention Center and BOK Center in downtown Tulsa. The women's championship bracket will be announced followed Saturday's games.

Text Only
Sports
  • DSC_0344web.jpg ‘Lucky 7’ comes through in the 3rd

    Over the course of his four-year baseball career at Verdigris High School, third baseman Ryan Skalnik has had his share of memorable at-bats.
    None more important than Tuesday’s appearance in the Large School East-West All-State Game at J.L. Johnson Stadium in Tulsa.
    Skalnik, who was the lone senior this season for Verdigris and a four-time Class 3A state champion, thrived under pressure in the top of the third inning for the East.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • BASEBALL: Larue, Skalnik power East to 3-0 victory

    The East blanked the West 3-0 in the Large School All-State Baseball Game Tuesday night at J. L. Johnson Stadium on the campus of Oral Roberts University.
    Claremore catcher Matt Whatley and third baseman Ryan Skalnik of Verdigris represented Rogers County in the contest.
    Skalnik finished 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI's.  Whatley was 0-for-1 with a walk.

    July 30, 2014

  • FISHFRYweb.jpg Claremore QB Club holds Fish Fry Aug. 2

    The Claremore Zebra Quarterback Club will hold its annual Fish Fry fundraiser on Aug. 2 at the Claremore High School cafeteria.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Iowa offers free tuition to boost football sales

    The University of Iowa is offering a year's worth of free tuition to five randomly selected students who've purchased season tickets for the 2014 football season.

    July 30, 2014

  • FOOTBALL: Auburn, Clemson agree to play in 2016, 2017

    Auburn and Clemson have agreed to play a home-and-home series in 2016 and 2017.

    The schools announced the deal on Wednesday.

    July 30, 2014

  • QB questions abound in SEC

    Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league.

    Big names, not so much.

    Division favorites Alabama and South Carolina will be banking on new starters. Ditto for Texas A&M, Georgia and defending East Division champion Missouri.

    July 30, 2014

  • MLB: Indians trade starting pitcher Justin Masterson to Cardinals

    Justin Masterson began the season as the Indians' ace. He'll end it with a different team in a different league.

    Cleveland traded the disappointing Masterson on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals, a deal that will allow the Indians to get something in return for the 29-year-old righty who was in his final year under contract.

    July 30, 2014

  • Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston

    Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, police say.

    July 30, 2014

  • NFL: Cowboys sign OL Tyron Smith to 8-year deal

    Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo.

    The Pro Bowl left tackle signed an eight-year, $98 million extension Wednesday that pushes the total value of his deal to $110 million over 10 years, locking him up through 2023.

    July 30, 2014

  • NCAA proposed settlement raises medical questions

    A key feature of a proposed settlement of a head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA is the creation of a $70 million fund to pay for medical evaluations of current and former college players in several sports. The provision raises some sticky medical questions.

    July 30, 2014