Houston: Houston had four players in double figures, including a game-high 19 from Serithia Hawkins. Jasmyne Harris just missed a triple-double with 16 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, while Angela Harris added 14 points, and Dorian Branch scored 10. Myyah West tied with Jasmyne Harris for the team lead on the glass with nine rebounds each.
Columbia: The Lions saw just two players reach double figures, including a team-high 13 from Camille Zimmerman. Maya Sampleton added 12 points, while Madison Pack paced Columbia on the boards with seven rebounds.
NEWS AND NOTES
With the victory, Houston improved to 1-0 all-time against Columbia.
The win over the Lions gives Houston its 11th win of the season and matches the most wins in the non-conference season in program history since conference play began. The mark ties the 2003-04 team.
Houston’s 11-3 record, marks the best start since the 2004-05 team started 14-3 in a season that saw the Cougars make the NCAA Tournament.
With 14 points in the contest, sophomore Angela Harris joined the 500-point club and now has 509 in her career. Harris also finished the contest with four steals after entering the game 11th in the nation and first in the American Athletic Conference in steals per game (3.56).
With 16 points against the Lions, sophomore Jasmyne Harris now has 601 points in her career. Harris also pulled down nine rebounds in the contest, giving her 256 in just 1.5 years. Harris also finished the game with a career-best nine assists.
Houston won four of the five specialty point battles, outscoring Columbia 26-16 in the paint, 27-11 off turnovers, 13-8 on second chance points and 4-0 on the fast break. The Lions edged the Cougars 14-13 in bench points.
Junior forward Myyah West matched a career-high with nine rebounds in the contest.