Houston: The Cougars had a trio of players reach double-figures, including Jasmyne Harris who paced Houston on both offense and on the glass with 28 points and 10 rebounds for her third double-double of the season and fifth of her career. Angela Harris and Serithia Hawkins each added 12 points.
ETSU: The Buccaneers also had three players reach double figures, led by Tianna Tarter’s team-high 19 points. Shy Copney scored 15 for ETSU, while Erica Haynes-Overton added 10 and Malloree Schurr paced the Bucs with seven boards.
NEWS AND NOTES
Houston won its sixth consecutive game for the first time since winning 17 straight from Jan. 6-March 10, 2011.
The Cougars’ 88 points is the most they have scored in a contest since a 90-84 victory in overtime against Tulane on March 5, 2011. The 88 was the most Houston has scored in regulation since Dec. 30, 2010, when they defeated McNeese 93-63.
The 19-point victory was the largest margin of victory under Head Coach Ronald Hughey. Houston had previously won by 18 under Hughey three times, with the most recent contest coming in a 63-45 victory over SMU on Jan. 3, 2015.
Sophomore Angela Harris made a pair of 3-point baskets in the game, giving her 77 in her young career and moving her into 13th on the all-time Houston 3-pointers made list, passing Twiggy McIntyre (75; 2007-08) and Tanda Rucker (76; 1994-96).
Sophomore Jasmyne Harris connected on three 3-point buckets to move her into 18th on the all-time Houston 3-pointers made list, passing Jessieka Palmer (63; 2010-16).
Junior Serithia Hawkins scored 10 points in the contest, and her sixth point of the night gave her 600 in her career.
Houston pulled down a season-high 52 rebounds in the game, including 18 on the offensive glass, leading to 17 second-chance points.
Houston’s 8-2 record means the Cougars are off to their best start since the 2010-11 squad opened the season 8-2.
With the win, Houston improved to 1-1 all-time against East Tennessee State, while Hughey improved to 1-0.