Tulane Women's To Battle Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Tulane enters Tuesday night's game 4-3 on the year and looking to bounce back from a tough 54-37 loss to Auburn on Sunday. The Green Wave will have a tough team to handle, however, as the Islanders come to town with a 6-1 record and averaging an impressive 73.3 points per game

NEW ORLEANS, La.–The Tulane University women's basketball team returns to action on Tuesday, Dec. 7, when the Green Wave plays host to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 7 p.m. at Fogelman Arena.

Tulane enters Tuesday night's game 4-3 on the year and looking to bounce back from a tough 54-37 loss to Auburn on Sunday. The Green Wave will have a tough team to handle, however, as the Islanders come to town with a 6-1 record and averaging an impressive 73.3 points per game.

I think Corpus Christi is a tremendously athletic team with some great scorers," head coach Lisa Stockton said. "They probably are one of the best 3-point shooting teams that we've played, and they have some great size. Last year was a close game at their place, and I think they've gotten a lot better. It'll certainly be a big challenge for us."

As a team, Tulane is averaging 59.4 points and 36.6 rebounds per game. The Green Wave are shooting .406 on the season, and the defense is limiting opponents to connect at a .386 clip.

Senior forward Lakethia Hampton, who played in her first two games of the 2004-05 season last week showed no effects of a seven-game layoff, leads the team with 17.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Junior point guard D'Aundra Henry is second on the squad with a 12.7 points-per-game average, and paces the club with 28 assists and 12 steals. Senior guard/forward Tymeka Moore is second on the team with 6.3 rebounds per game.

The Islanders, meanwhile, come into Tuesday's showdown shooting at a .401 rate, and holding opponents to a .341 shooting percentage.

Junior forward Terra Andrews is one of three Islanders to average double-digit scoring totals with 13.4 points per game, while fellow junior forward Lindsey Van Dorn and senior center Jackie Ododa are tied for second with identical 10.3 point-per-game averages.

Ododa leads Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with 13.3 rebounds per game, and Andrews is second on the squad with 7.7 boards per outing. Kirbia Lewis leads the Islanders with 27 assists and 14 steals while Ododa ranks second on the club with totals of 24 and 11, respectively.

Tulane and the Islanders have met just once on the hardwood prior to Tuesday's contest, and the Green Wave won that contest 57-53, last Jan. 5 at Circle K Arena in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Tulane will take a break for final exams following Tuesday's showdown with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and play next on Sunday, Dec. 19, when the Green Wave takes on Nicholls State at 7 p.m. in Fogelman Arena.


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