Women's Basketball Posts 69-65 C-USA Win At Rice To Remain Perfect On Road
Jan. 17, 2013
HOUSTON - Senior wing Janique Kautsky led three Green Wave players in double figures with a career-high 17 points as the Tulane University women's basketball team defeated Conference USA foe Rice, 69-65 on Thursday evening in Tudor Fieldhouse.
The Green Wave held a 40-35 advantage at halftime and led by as many as seven twice in the early portion of the second half. Rice rallied to tie the game at 56-all with 7:12 left to play, but a Kautsky layup on the ensuing possession sparked an 8-0 Tulane run to give the Wave the lead for good.
With the win, Tulane improves to 13-3 on the year, 2-1 in C-USA play and remain undefeated away from home this season with a combined 7-0 showing in road and neutral-site contests. Rice, meanwhile, saw its seven-game home winning streak come to an end to fall to 9-7 overall and 1-2 in league action.
Sophomore guard Danielle Blagg came off the bench to score 14 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, while redshirto-sophomore forward Whitney Bibbins added 13. In addition to leading the team in scoring, Kautksy also paced the Green Wave with six rebounds and three steals. Senior guard Tyria Snow headlined the Tulane offense with six assists.
Rice had four players finish with double-figure scoring totals as Christal Porter had 17, followed by Jessica Kuster with 15, Nakachi Maduka with 13 and Megan Palmer with 11. Porter led the Owls with nine rebounds while Jessica Goswitz tallied a game-high seven assists. Goswitz and Maduka shared team-high steal honors with two each.
Tulane returns to action on Thursday, Jan. 17, when the Green Wave play host to C-USA foe Memphis at 1 p.m. in Devlin Fieldhouse. For tickets to that game, as well as future Green Wave events, contact the Tulane Athletics Ticket Office. The Ticket Office is located on the first floor of the Wilson Center on Ben Weiner Drive, and tickets can be purchased in person, over the phone at 504-861-WAVE (9283) or via the Internet at www.TulaneGreenWave.com.
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