Lady Cougars storm past Islanders

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    HOUSTON - Led by three players with double digit scoring, the University of Houston women's basketball team cruised past the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders 66-44 Wednesday afternoon at Hofheinz Pavilion. The win improved Houston's record to 10-2 for the season.

    After a slow start in the first half, the Lady Cougars found their offense, scoring 42 points in the second half to pull away from Corpus Christi. Nicole Oliver led the offensive attack for Houston, knocking down all four of her three point attempts, scoring 12 of her game high 15 points in the second half.

    Chandi Jones and Joann Overstreet added 14 and 10 points for Houston while Sancho Lyttle scored nine points and a grabbed game high nine rebounds. Lindsey Van Dorn paced the Islanders with 13 points.

    Despite their cold shooting in the first half, the Lady Cougars were able to take a four-point lead into halftime. In the second half Houston dominated the glass, out rebounding the Islanders 30-13, finishing the game with a 56-34 advantage in rebounding.

    The lady Cougars will be in action again Friday night in Memphis, Tenn. when they begin Conference USA play against the 10-3 Memphis Tigers at 7 p.m.



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