Dec. 28, 2013
Gumbs' 3-pointer Extends WBB Winning Streak To Six
HOUSTON- Elena Gumbs hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26 seconds remaining to cap a 13-point comeback as the Owls downed Lamar 62-56 for their sixth straight win. Gumbs had a career-high 15 points, including the last six of the game.
Rice Owls (5-6, 0-0 C-USA) at Lamar Lady Cardinals (5-5, 0-0 Southland)
Game 12 • Sunday, December 29, 2013 • 2 p.m. (CT)
Beaumont, Texas • Montagne Center (10,080)
Audio: RiceOwls.com • TV: None • Stream: LamarCardinals.com (FREE)
Live Stats: Click Here
Series Record: Lamar leads, 22-6
Last Meeting: Rice won 62-56, 12/30/12
Final Non-Conference Road Game
After a 9-day break away from the basketball court, the Rice Owls women’s basketball team returns to action on Sunday for an afternoon matinee at 2 p.m. against Southland Conference foe Lamar. The Owls last played on Dec. 20, falling 67-54 to crosstown rival Houston. Lamar is coming off a 68-55 victory versus Texas State on Dec. 18.
Briefly On The Owls
Rice senior forward Jessica Kuster continues to lead the nation in total rebounds (148) and is fifth in rebounds per game with a career-high 13.5 boards per contest (first in C-USA). Kuster is also second in the country in total double-doubles (9), trailing only Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas.
Rice vs. Lamar
The Lady Cardinals hold a 22-6 all-time advantage over the Owls, although Rice defeated Lamar last season by a score of 62-56 in Houston. In that contest Kuster scored a game-high 21 points and pulled down 18 rebounds while the Owls held Lamar to just 29% shooting.
Rice is coming off a 30-point bench performance against Houston and have now outscored their opponents reserves by a combined score of 134-70 over the last five games.
Freshman guard Maya Hawkins returned from a knee injury to make her collegiate debut against Houston on Dec. 20. The Mansfield, Texas native played limited minutes off the bench making the only shot she attempted.