Cougars use lockdown defensive effort to win Hughey Era opener
Houston looks to build off of 63-point exhibition win
Hughey Era starts with 63-point victory
Cougars to play nine conference games on American Digital Network
The Cougars will play 11 contests against postseason teams from a year ago
McKINNEY HIGH SCHOOL
Was a three-time all-district honoree while at McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas... Also was a four-year letter-winner at guard... Helped lead the Lions to the regional quarterfinals, while earning second-team all-district honors her freshman season... Averaged 19.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game through her freshman and sophomore seasons, putting her on the map as a top-100 recruit within the state of Texas according to MaxPreps.com... Collected all-state honors and picked up District 10-5A's Offensive MVP award, while also leading the Lions through to postseason play as the smallest 5A school in the state of Texas her junior season... Won district MVP honors and qualified for her second consecutive all-state team her senior season... Was named MVP of the Showboat Classic All-Star Game, scoring 29 points in the contest... Also participated in the first annual Battle of the Gulf All-Star game.
Daughter of Jeremy and Yolanda Taubenfield... Has three siblings: Bishop, Kayla and Landon... Plans to major in either psychology or education at UH... Aspires to work as a sports psychologist after graduation... Enjoys shopping in her spare time.