Sunday, November 20, 2016

HBU falls to Rice Owls 3-point shooing 79-53 in women's basketball action

Taylor Kollmorgan (24) scored seven points and pulled
down 10 rebounds against the Rice Owls.
Photo by Darla Tamulitis, La Vita Loca Photography
Copyright 2016 All Rights Resaved
By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2016 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (November 19, 2016) The Houston Baptist University Huskies could not contain the three-point shooting of Rice University and as a result, dropped at 79-53 decision to the Owls at Sharp Gymnasium on the HBU campus on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The Owls connected on 11 of their 26 attempts from beyond the arc to raise their season record to 2-1 for the season. The Huskies, who shot 29% from the field, dropped to 0-3.

Starting forward Lauren Calver scored 13 point in the Huskies' loss. The 6-1 freshman from Helensburgh, Australia had her best game of the season; bettering her 11-point performance against the Texas Longhorns on November 16, 2016. Sophomore center Veronika Kirienko (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) came off the bench to score nine points and pull down 12 rebounds, while starting guard Bria Johnson and forward Taylor Kollmorgan each chipped in seven. Kollmorgan also pulled down 10 rebounds. The Owls has four players scoring in double-digits with starting guard Wendy Knight leading the Owls’ effort with 13 points.

Huskies continue their home stand against Southwestern Assemblies of God Wednesday at 7 p.m., before closing it out with Oral Roberts Saturday at 2 p.m.

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