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Saturday, December 9, 2023

Women's Basketball

UH, strong defense not enough against Memphis

UH showcased one of their best defensive performances of the season, holding a high-octane Memphis offense to just 48 points on 35 percent shooting. In the end it just wasn’t enough, as the Cougars dropped a close one, 48-40, Saturday afternoon at Elma Roane Fieldhouse.

Junior guard Demetria Foreman posted a team-high 13 points and collected a game-high and career-best four steals. Senior forward Destini Texada almost had a double-double, grabbing a game-high nine rebounds and pouring in seven points.

The Cougar defense held Memphis guard Ariel Hearn to just 10 points on 3-of-14 shooting for the game. She came into the contest as the second-leading scorer in the conference, averaging 18.9 points per game. Sophomore forward Asianna Fuqua-Bey poured in a game-high 18 points and grabbed a team-best eight rebounds for Memphis in the win.

UH claimed a 17-14 lead with 9:28 left to play in the first half after Foreman converted on one of her two made three-balls in the game. UH connected on five of its first 10 shots from the field, but 14 first-half turnovers prevented it from extending its lead.

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