Taylor, Scott earn C-USA accolades

Junior forward Courtney Taylor and junior guard Brittney Scott were named to the All-Conference USA teams over the weekend.

Taylor was named to the All C-USA first team for the second consecutive season after averaging 15.4 points and 10.1 rebounds in the regular season. She was also named to the C-USA All-Defensive Team for the second consecutive season.

Scott, who leads the Cougars in scoring with 17.4 points per game and is the league’s third-leading scorer, was named to the All C-USA second team.

Taylor was a force inside this season. She led the team in rebounding, field-goal percentage (.500) and steals (53) and finished second in blocked shots (32) and scoring. She finished with 13 double-doubles this season to bring her career total to 39, which is tops in the program’s history.

Taylor also became the 19th player in school history to reach 1,000 points after scoring 16 in a 63-62 win at UAB on Jan. 24.

Scott surpassed the 20-point mark 11 times this season and led the Cougars in free-throw percentage (.815). She set a career high with 32 points in a 104-65 win over North Texas on Dec. 5

Another loss

The tennis team suffered its second consecutive loss with a 4-0 setback to the University of New Orleans on Saturday in New Orleans.

UNO claimed both the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches to capture the doubles point. UH junior Laura Ring and senior Neila Starratt bested Sofija Karalic and Kristina Martic, 8-7, in the No. 3 doubles match.

UNO’s Kozue Matsumoto took out UH freshman Bryony Hunter 6-1, 6-2 to claim the top singles match. Cassandra Escobar beat UH junior Elana Kazakova in the No. 2 slot, and Ceara Howe defeated Ring in the No. 4 spot to seal the Pirates’ win.

Rough finish

The golf team finished 14th at the Border Olympics with a score of 917 after posting a final-round tally of 314 on Saturday in Laredo.

It was the Cougars’ worst round of the tournament and left first-year head coach Jonathan Dismuke in a bad mood.

“We didn’t do a good job improving on those things that we identified we needed to do to be successful,” Dismuke said in a release. “We continued to drive the ball out of play and continued to make mistakes around the green. You are not going to play well when you combine errors like that.”

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