Women's Hoops Pushes Winning Streak To Five

Zoe Rogers had 16 points, six rebounds and three assists.

Zoe Rogers had 16 points, six rebounds and three assists.

Dec. 28, 2012

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HOUSTON, Texas- Rice extended its winning streak to five games as the Owls downed UTPA 75-54 at Tudor Fieldhouse. Jessica Kuster led the Owls with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

The Owls used a 14-0 run early in the first half to take an 18-8 advantage and maintained the 10-point spread going into to halftime at 38-28.The Owls maintained that advantage through the second half to eventually beat UTPA (5-8) by 21.

The Owls (7-4) posted their seventh win of the non-conference season, which ties for the most non-conference wins since 2000-01, when the Owls went 8-4 in the non-conference season.

Rice is 6-1 at Tudor Fieldhouse in 2012-13, and 11-3 at home in the calendar year of 2012. The Owls only home loss this season came to No. 3 Baylor.

Senior Zoe Rogers made her first career start, and posted her second consecutive double-digit scoring game. She scored 16 points, 10 of which came in the first half.

Jessica Kuster posted her fifth double-double in the past six games, scoring 18 points and posting 10 rebounds.

Megan Shafer matched her career-high with 10 points, while Alyssa Lang set her career-high with eight points.

Sophomore Christal Porter posted 14 rebounds, one shy of her career-high, set in her last game against UTSA.

The Owls return to action on Sunday, December 30, as they host Lamar in Tudor Fieldhouse at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.




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