Amer­i­can knocks off Hur­ri­cane women

Tulsa World - - Work&money -

WASH­ING­TON, D.C. — A cold-shoot­ing Tulsa women's bas­ket­ball team fell 68-52 Fri­day night at Amer­i­can.

The Golden Hur­ri­cane (1-1) only hit 16-of59 shots from the field — 29.4 per­cent. Amer­i­can (1-0), which led 23-8 af­ter one quar­ter, shot an even 50 per­cent (24-of-48).

Mad­die Bit­tle came off the bench and scored 15 points — on 5-for-7 shoot­ing from 3-point range — in her first col­le­giate game, but she was the only TU player in dou­ble fig­ures. She also was the only Hur­ri­cane to hit a 3-pointer.

“I think the first quar­ter was ev­ery­thing,” TU coach Matilda Moss­man said. “We couldn't make a shot in the first quar­ter, which be­comes men­tal and play­ers tend to lose their en­ergy and strug­gle on de­fense.”

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