Women's Basketball

Women’s Basketball Drops Contest At Rice

A low scoring second half for the Texas women's team was to blame for a 74-44 loss to University on Wednesday night inside the Tudor Fieldhouse.

Texas Southern (1-5) was led by Taniya Lawson who scored 12 points.

Rice (4-3) was led by Dominique Ennis who had a game-high 25 points as she was 6-of-10 from behind the arc.

Rice opened scoring with a jumper in the paint, then 's Tatyanna Clayburne and Lawson drained back-to-back three-pointers for a 6-2 lead.

After a tie at eight, the Owls scored nine points in a row, which was halted after Jordyn Turner's jumper and layup in under a minute left in the first. Rice had a 19-12 advantage going into the second quarter.

The Tigers kept the game in range in the second quarter, but Rice still outscored them 18-15 to lead 37-27 at the half.

TSU went 4-of-13 from the field in the third quarter to the Owl's 9-of-15 from the field. Rice won the battle 26-13.

It was a low scoring fourth quarter for both teams, however Rice put the game away with an 11-4 lead.

The Tigers will remain in the city of Houston and take a short road trip to the University of Houston on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Tip-off is set for 12 p.m.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com

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