Buffaloes stampede Lady
By Christian Schmidt
Daily Cougar Staff
The UH women's basketball team lost to
No. 14 Colorado on Saturday in the championship game of the Coors Classic
in Boulder, Colo.
Max Lacayo/The Daily Cougar
Junior forward Angela Curl
drives to the basket and lays up a shot against the Texas-San Antonio on
The Lady Buffaloes led by eight at the
half, and ran away with the game in the second period to win 88-58. Houston
was simply overmatched
against the Buffaloes' talented and deep
The Lady Cougars shot a dreadful 27.6 percent
from the field for the game. In contrast, Colorado shot 46.2 percent as
a team. Colorado pulled
down 50 total rebounds to Houston's 48.
The Buffaloes also recorded eight blocks as they dominated the Cougars
in nearly all the major
Sophomore Chandi Jones led the Cougars
in scoring with 16 points, but made only five of her 22 shot attempts.
Junior Angela Curl and senior Valerie Muoneke
each chipped in nine points for the Cougars. Muoneke's play time was limited
to just 14 minutes
because of fouls.
Sophomore point guard Courtney Pastener
dished out just one assist to four turnovers. Sophomore guard Nicole Oliver,
known primarily for her
outstanding defensive play, was the only
Cougar to record more than a single assist.
Houston squeaked by the Elis of Yale 61-59
in their first-round showdown. Jones poured in 17 points to lead the Cougars
The Cougars trailed by two going into halftime,
but stepped up their play in the second half. Strong performances from
including Oliver, freshman Shondra Bush
and Jones allowed the Cougars to grab a 53-51 lead with 11:25 left in the
Despite being out-rebounded by the Elis
52-42 and shooting just 29.2 percent compared to Yale's 37.7 percent, the
Cougars gunned up eleven
more shots than Yale. The Cougars did
out-rebound the Elis on the offensive boards 21-20.
Yale turned the ball over 22 times in the
game. The Cougars only gave up the ball 10 times and recorded nine steals
to Yale's four.
The Cougars proved against Yale that they
could win a tight game against an equally talented squad. This win could
prove valuable for the
young team's confidence later in the season.
Chandi Jones was named to the All-Tournament
team along with Lindsay Austin of Bowling Green, Yale's Meg Simpson and
Nightingale from Colorado. Colorado's
Jenny Roulier was named the tournament's most valuable player.
Houston will look to improve upon its 2-1
record when it faces the Miners of UT-El Paso at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hofheinz