Saturday, December 12, 2015

Houston falls to UNLV Lady Rebels 63-30

Photo by Robert Kelly
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2015 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (December 12, 2015) After jumping out to a 34-30 halftime lead over the Lady Rebels, the Houston Cougars could not contain their offensive power late in the game, and fell to UNLV by the score of 63-30 at Hofheinz Pavilion on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The Lady Rebels outscored the Cougars 17-11 in the final quarter to send the Cougars to 3-6 for the season.

For the Cougars, Jessieka Palmer came off the bench to lead Houston’s scoring with 16 points. Starting guard Kierra Graves added 10 in the Cougars’ effort. Three players scored in double digits for UNLV; with Brooke Johnson and Dakota Gonzalez scoring 17 points and Nikki Wheatley added 16. The Lady Rebels led in rebounds (46-28) and assists (12-11) while both teams had eight steals.

Next up for the Cougars will be a Thursday, December 17 game against Texas A and M-Corpus Christi on the road. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. CST.

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