Friday, November 23, 2012

Houston Cougars down SEMO women for first win of season

Photo by Robert H Kelly-TexSport Publications
By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2012 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (November 23, 2012) Playing a much better brand of basketball than they have in their first four games of the season, the Houston Cougars eked out a close win over a tough Northeast Missouri University squad 61-44 in the first game for both schools in the David Jones Classic at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Senior guard Porsche Landry without a doubt had her best game of the young season, scoring 19 points with six of them coming from three-point range to raise the Cougars record to 1-4 for the season.

The Houston native played in her 100th game as a Cougar and played in all but six minutes of the contest.

Houston was a dismal 37.7% from the floor but did tally a healthy 61.5 % from the free throw line.

The Cougars led the floor with rebounds, tallying 40 with 19 of them coming from the offensive side.

Freshman guard Alecia Smith and junior center Yasmeen Thompson contributed with 14 and nine pints, respectively.

Thompson also led all players with 10 rebounds.

For Southeast Missouri, Bailie Roberts scored 17 points, followed by Jordan Hunter with 10 and Allyson Bradshaw with eight.

Southeast Missouri fell to 2-3 with the loss and will face UT-Pan American on Saturday.

Houston will next face Northwestern State with a 12 noon tip-off.

Those fans with tickets to the Houston-Tulane football game will be admitted free-of-charge with their football ticket.

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