Coogs have made another comeback late and look likely to win this one. Another good win on the road to start the season. Nice to see this team pulling these games out as they haven’t been so far this year. Now, time to start leading earlier and putting teams away instead of the constant comebacks. Still, about to be 4-2 to start the year without a home game isn’t shabby.
Houston: Sophomore guard Angela Harris had a monster night for the Cougars, scoring a career-high 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field including 5-of-7 from beyond the 3-point line. Jasmyne Harris added 17 points and six rebounds, while Dorian Branch finished with 10 points, five rebounds and four assists. Serithia Hawkins led the Cougars on the glass with eight rebounds.
Northeastern: The Huskies had five players finish in double figures including Claudia Ortiz who led the team with 15 points. Shannon Todd added 13 points, while Gabby Giacone tallied a double-double with 12 points and a team-high 12 rebounds. Jess Genco also added 12 points, while Stella Clark posted 10.
NEWS AND NOTES
For the second-consecutive day, Houston came back from a double-digit deficit to win at the UMASS Thanksgiving Classic. Houston defeated Liberty after being down 11 points early in the first half on Friday, and the Cougars were the only 2-0 team in the tournament.
Houston continued to be a force down low, outscoring the Huskies 38-28 in the points in the paint battle.
With her eight rebounds, junior Serithia Hawkins moved into a tie for 18th on the all-time Houston rebounding list, matching Monica Lamb (1983-85) and Brittany Mason (2007-11) with 516.
Seven of Hawkins’ rebounds came on the defensive end, giving her 318 in her career and passing Arlene Brown (316; 1987-91) and Brittany Mason (315; 2007-11) to move into 14th all-time.
Angela Harris’ 25-point night gives her 405 points in her career.
With six rebounds in the contest, Jasmyne Harris now has 200 boards in her career.