Women's Hoop Snaps Streak vs. Chicago State, 61-44
Dec. 30, 2004
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - (Thursday, December 30, 2004) It wasn't pretty, but the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team snapped their four-game losing streak defeating Chicago State, 61-44 in a noon-time game at the Show Me Center. The two teams combined for 55 turnovers as Southeast improved to 4-1 at home this season.
The Cougars (5-6) took an early 4-0 lead to start the game on two quick lay-ups. Southeast (5-5) responded with a 24-8 run to take their largest lead of the first half at 12 points.
The Cougars managed to trim the lead to eight, 26-18 as both teams headed to the lockerrooms at the half.
Southeast forced 13 first-half turnovers and held the Cougars to 26-percent shooting. Southeast shot 35-percent in the opening half.
Tatiana Conceicao (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Western Nebraska CC) had eight points and seven rebounds in the first half.
In the second half the Cougars managed to come within six points, 34-28 on two Tina Hill free throws at the 13:32 mark.
Southeast pushed their lead back into double-figures, 41-29 on a Natalie Purcell (Auckland, New Zealand/Hutchinson CC) three-pointer at 10:38.
Southeast jumped ahead by as much as 19 points, 52-33 on a Tiffanne Ryan (Oklahoma City, OK/Westmoore) free throw.
Southeast maintained the double-digit lead till the final buzzer.
Conceicao finished with game-highs of 13 points and nine rebounds. Conceicao was 5-9 from the field and recorded four steals.
Brandi Russia (Cincinnati, OH/Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) joined Conceicao in double figures with 10 points. Russia also added six rebounds and five assists.
Katrisha Dunn (Dallas, TX/Eastern Oklahoma State College) again showed her shooting range, going 3-4 from behind the three-point arc to finish with nine points.
Simone Jackson (Kingston, Jamaica/Southeastern Illinois CC) also added nine points and recorded six boards.
Southeast will host Oakland City tomorrow with the tip-off set for 6:00 PM.