Tulane Women Fall To TAMUCC, 75-57

The Islanders led the Green Wave in literally every category, including rebounding as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi snared 40 boards to Tulane's 27. Sixteen of the Islanders caroms came off the offensive glass, and the visitors were able to turn that into 16 second-chance points. With the loss, Tulane falls to 4-4 on the year

NEW ORLEANS, La.–Junior guard D'Aundra Henry had 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds, but it was not enough as the Tulane University women's basketball team dropped a 75-57 contest to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Tuesday evening at Fogelman Arena.

The Islanders led the Green Wave in literally every category, including rebounding as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi snared 40 boards to Tulane's 27. Sixteen of the Islanders caroms came off the offensive glass, and the visitors were able to turn that into 16 second-chance points. With the loss, Tulane falls to 4-4 on the year. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, meanwhile, runs its win streak to four and improves to 7-1.

"They're probably the best team we've played all year," head coach Lisa Stockton said. "They have an unbelievable ability to score, and they shoot so well that they're tough to zone. The shots we took were not bad shots – we shot 46 percent. Rebounds, especially on the offensive end, and free throws were the difference.

"(After the game) we talked about not making excuses. We need to establish an identity and we've got to grow up a little bit."

The two teams fought neck-and-neck for most of the first half, but with the score knotted at 24-all with six minutes left to play in the period, the Islanders outscored the Green Wave 15-4 the rest of the half to take a 41-30 lead into the locker room. It would be all TAMUCC in the second half as the Islanders outscored Tulane 34-27 in the frame, including an 8-of-14 showing at the free throw line compared to zero shots from the charity stripe for the Green Wave.

Henry led Tulane in scoring, rebounds and assists, while senior forward Lakethia Hampton – who played despite a stomach virus – finished with seven points, three rebounds and one assist. As a team, the Green Wave connected on 26-of-57 shots from the field (.456), but the Islanders were able to hit at a .492 mark, including a 5-of-15 showing from beyond the 3-point arc.

Four Islanders finished in double figures as starting forwards Terra Andrew and Lindsay Van Dorn had 18 and 17 points, respectively, reserve forward Jenesis Shaw added 12, and starting center Jackie Ododa finished with 11. Ododa, who entered the game ranked No. 2 in the NCAA with 13.3 rebounds per game, led all players with nine boards, as did Van Dorn.

The Green Wave return to action on Sunday, Dec. 19, when Tulane takes on Nicholls State at 7 p.m. in Fogelman Arena.

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