UPDATED: C-USA Women's Basketball Notebook & Stats_Feb. 15
Feb. 14, 2013
IRVING, Texas -
Senior point guard Celeste Stewart drained a career-high 26 points as she led a trio of Pirates in double-figures as East Carolina earned a 63-47 victory over conference foe SMU to snap the Mustangs' 10-game winning streak and hand them their first loss in league action.
Prior to the contest, SMU (18-5, 9-1) was averaging 70.4 points per game and the ECU defense limited the Mustangs to just 47 points, while out-shooting them 53.1-percent to 31-percent in the second half. The Pirates (17-6, 7-3) concluded the game with 10 steals while having forced SMU into 23 turnovers to collect as many points off of turnovers in the contest.
Marshall (8-15, 2-8) upset UTEP defeating the Miners 59-47 in the Cam Henderson Center. The Thundering Herd had four players score in double-digits. Leading the mix was Suporia Dickens, who had 15 points. UTEP (18-5, 6-4) was led by Anete Steinberga, who had 21 points.
Senior Janique Kautsky and Tyria Snow scored 15 points each Tulane defeated Rice, 61-45, in Devlin Fieldhouse. The Owls out-rebounded the Green Wave, 40-31, but Tulane scored 22 points off of 20 Rice turnovers. In victory, Tulane (18-5, 7-3) completes the regular-season sweep of Rice (10-13, 2-8).
Senior guard Gevenia Carter lit up Reed Green Coliseum to lift UCF to its third-straight win. Carter was had a career-high 29 points as the Knights (10-14, 4-6) toppled Southern Miss (12-11, 4-6), 75-62.
Kelsee Grovey and Taleya Mayberry both netted double-digit points and Tiffani Couisnard pulled down double -figure rebounds to lead Tulsa (10-13, 5-5) to a 59-55 win over Houston (10-13, 4-6) at Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston, Texas.
Memphis (14-10, 5-5) downed UAB (14-9, 5-5) 64-57, Thursday, at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. Three Tigers scored in double-figures as Memphis evened its Conference USA record at 5-5. In a game dominated by turnovers, Memphis led the entire 40-minutes, shooting 22-for-51 from the field (43.1 percent). Memphis picked-up 20 points from the line, shooting 20-for-25 at the charity stripe.
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|C-USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RESULTS & HIGHLIGHTS
| Thursday, Feb. 14
| at East Carolina 63, SMU 47
|| Senior Celeste Stewart drained a career-high 26 points, 19 in the second half, and dished out a game-high five assists for ECU (17-6, 7-3). Seniors Whitny Edwards added 14 points and Britny Edwards chipped in 11 points.
SMU (18-5, 9-1) snappped a 10-game winning streak and suffered its first loss in league action. Sophomomore Destynee Hives-McCray had 17 points and junior Akil Simpson added eight. The league's scoring leader, Keena Mays, was held to just eight points.
| at Marshall 59, UTEP 47
|| Marshall (8-15, 2-8) recorded its second-straight conference victory as four players score in double-digits. Leading the mix was Suporia Dickens, who tied a career-high 15 points after going 4-of-5 from behind the 3point arc. The Herd out-rebounded the Miners 41-37, and limit UTEP to just two second-chance points.
UTEP (18-5, 6-4) was led by senior Anete Steinberga's 21 points and sophomore Chrishauna Parker's 15 rebounds. The Miners 47 points marks a season low offensive output.
| at Tulane 61, Rice 45
|| Seniors Janique Kautsky and Tyria Snow scored 15 points each for Tulane (18-5, 7-3). Sophomore forward Tiffany Dale added 10 points to go with a team-leading six rebounds. The Green Wave completes the regular-season sweep of Rice.
The Owls (10-13, 2-8) out-rebounded Tulane, 40-31, but Tulane scored 22 points off of 20 Rice turnovers. Junior Jessica Kuster recorded her third consecutive double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
| Tulsa 59, at Houston 55
|| Freshman Kelsee Grovey and senior Taleya Mayberry led Tulsa (10-13, 5-5) with 16 and 11 points, respectively, while senior Tiffani Couisnard grabbed a game-best 15 rebounds. The Golden Hurricane extends its winning streak to a season-best three-games.
Houston (10-13, 4-6) was paced by senior Porsche Landry who scored a game-high 23 points.
| at Memphis 64, UAB 57
|| Memphis (14-10, 5-5) snaps a two-game losing skid as three players scored in double figure, including a team-high 16 from junior Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir.
C-USA Co-Player of the Week junior G Ashley Grimes scored a team-high 17 but the Blazers (14-9, 5-5) committed 23 turnovers, one shy of a season-high 24.
| UCF 75, at Southern Miss 62
|| Gevenia Carter led UCF (10-14, 4-6) with a team-high 29 points with Kayli Keough adding 11 points off the bench and Sara Djassi chipped in 10 points. The Knights scored 33 points off 20 Southern Miss turnovers and had 13 second chance points. The Knights held the rebounding edge, 36-29.
Junior Jamierra Faulkner poured in a game-high 31 points and senior Tanecka Carey added 11 for Southern Miss (12-11, 4-6). USM led 30-29 at the half.
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Southern Miss at East Carolina (C-USADN) 12 p.m.
UTEP at UCF (C-USADN) 1 p.m.
Houston at Tulane (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
Marshall at UAB (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
SMU at Memphis (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
Rice at Tulsa (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
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