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Volume 4, Issue 3                                    University of Houston



Lady Cougars win two of three during break

By Christian Schmidt
Breaking News Staff

The UH women's basketball team won two of their last three games, including decisive victories over Middle Tennessee State and Oral Roberts, upping its record to 9-3. It's the best start for the Lady Cougars since 1991, when that team began the season at 9-0.

In a doubleheader with the UH men's team, the Lady Cougars defeated Oral Roberts 73-62 Sunday. UH fell behind early, but went ahead with 14:43 remaining in the first half and never lost the lead.


Shondra Bush takes a jump shot against Oral Roberts.

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Senior center Valerie Muoneke tied a career high with 22 points and led all players with two blocks. Freshman Shondra Bush continued her strong play, recording four assists for the Cougars.

It was a good rebound from a loss to former Southwest Conference rival Texas A&M on Saturday. The Lady Cougars lost a heartbreaker at College Station, 75-69. Chandi Jones' jumper tied the game at 69 with less than two minutes to go. But A&M closed out the scoring to secure the win.

Jones led the Cougars with 24 points, while Muoneke pulled down 11 rebounds and scored 15 points.

Nicole Oliver led the Lady Cougars with 20 rebounds and fantastic defensive play, as the team beat Middle Tennessee State 75-63 on Dec. 20 at the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Houston dominated the game, taking the lead early in the first half and never looking back. In addition to her 13 points on the night, Bush tied a career high with six steals and added four assists, leading the Cougars in both categories.

Houston is back in action Sunday when it will play Texas Christian at Hofheinz Pavilion. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.
 
 

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