Women's Basketball Set to Host Delaware State in Non-Conference Finale
Jan. 4, 2013
HOUSTON - The University of Houston women's basketball team wraps up the non-conference slate by playing host to Delaware State at 2 p.m., on Sunday at Hofheinz Pavilion.
The Cougars look to bounce back from a road loss at Texas Tech on Sunday, as early foul trouble plagued Houston down the stretch. The Cougars were back-and-forth with the Lady Raiders early on, but three starters played only nine minutes in the first half as Tech put together a 14-4 run en route to a 14-point lead at the break.
Freshman guard Jessieka Palmer led the Cougars with 13 points in 23 minutes of action, marking her first double-digit scoring performance since Nov. 24 and her fourth overall this season. Fellow freshman guard Alecia Smith added nine points and four assists in just 21 minutes.
Senior point guard Porsche Landry posted eight first-half points against Texas Tech, missing the double-digit mark for the first time this season. Landry, who ranks second in C-USA in 3-point percentage (41.9), needs only 11 points to move into 10th spot all-time in career scoring at Houston.
FAITH AND FAMILY DAYSunday's contest against Delaware State has been designated as Faith and Family Day, where all fans who bring church bulletins will receive half-priced admission.
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ABOUT DELAWARE STATEDelaware State enters this weekend's action with a 2-10 overall record and a 1-1 mark in MEAC play. The Lady Hornets will meet Houston Baptist on Saturday before facing the Cougars on Sunday.
Delaware State has dropped seven-straight contests since winning back-to-back games against Wilmington University and Maryland-Eastern Shore. The Lady Hornets have averaged nearly 55 points per game and shot 38 percent from the field while the opposition has scored almost 68 points per contest and shot at a 43 percent clip. Delaware State has turned the ball over 20.3 times per game while forcing 18.1 miscues from its opponents.
Sophomore guard/forward Tierra Hawkins (6'2'') leads the Lady Hornets with 17.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest while shooting 47 percent (82-of-174) from the field. Sophomore guard Deanna Harmon is nearly averaging double digits in scoring with 9.4 points per game, while fellow second-year guard Jade Washington paces the squad with 3.1 assists per contest.
SERIES HISTORY VS. DELAWARE STATEHouston and Delaware State will meet on the hardwood for the first time in the series history.
The Cougars have met only one other current MEAC member since the 1975-76 season, defeating Coppin State by a score of 70-47 on Jan. 3, 1993 at a tournament in Louisville, Ky.
ALL ALONE AT THE TOPSenior point guard Porsche Landry belongs in an elite club of one in Houston women's basketball history as the only Cougar to record at least 1,200 points (1,271) and 375 assists (387).
Landry tallied eight points in the first half at Texas Tech to up her career total to 1,271, and needs just 11 points to break into the top-10 all-time in career scoring at Houston, while also ranking third in school history with 387 career assists.