But the team
in conference showdowns
1 hen it was time for another couple of road
games, and two more losses. The Lady Mustangs managed to pull out a close game, making
SMU the only unranked team to beat the UH
Thenagameagainst Texas in 'theDrum'
started with the Lady Cougars leading at half-
time, but Texas returned, Darla Simpson fouled
out with four minutes to go and eventually the
team fell 80-70. over 7,000 Texas fans showed up
for the game.
There was more bad news for the team.
Bennett was told not to
play by her doctor, and
Senior forward Voccia
Calhoun was in an auto
accident. The injuries left
the team with only eight
players, a serious lack of
"The loss of
a UH women's basketball game showed up.
3,827 showed up to watch the Lady
Cougars lose to Tech's Lady Raiders 85-60.
The Lady Cougars then proceeded to
win the three remaining games in the regular
and TCU in away games, then came home for
SMU. The game in Hofheinz would be the last
home game for graduate student Simpson and
seniors Johnson and Kellye Jones.
The win over SMU was lackluster, but it
set up some momentum for the Southwest Con-
The first opponent was
Rice, where they won in
a low scoring affair, 63-
57, but by luck of the
draw, the second game
was against the Texas,
who hadn't lost in a
photo by Thomas Nguyen
Voccia Calhoun has hurt us a great deal," said
Kenlaw. "The eight players we have are capable
of upsetting some good teams, we will just have
to dig deeper."
They did digdeeper with two winsover
to 21st, the Lady Coogs were able to win over
Rice on the road, breaking a four road game
losing streak. With fewer foul troubles and great
defense, the Lady Cougars were able to overcome some low scoring at Autry Court.
'It was our full-court press that did it,"
said Margo Grahm. 'It helped us take control of
Kenlaw said that it would be important
for the team's chances to make the NCAA Tour-
nament, to win the last four regular season
games,but Texas Tech, thenextopponenthadn't
lost a game yet.
The Tech game was promoted as Tack
the Pavilionnighf and the largest crowd ever for
The short staffed Lady Cougars again
got into foul trouble after a first half lead, and
they couldn't get back the lead as a strong press
stopped their scoring. The Lady Cougars lost
that game 60-70, but the Lady Longhorns lost in
the finals as Texas Tech won the SWC Women's
Texas Tech, Texas and UH all were
tapped for the NCAA tournament. It was only
the second invite for the UH squad, the first
coming in 1988. The first opponent? University
of California-Santa Barbara's Lady Gauchos.
The place? UCSB. Because UH didn't attract as
play away where the Lady Gauchos filled their
arena by the Pacific Ocean.
Unfortunately, large crowds seem to be
bad news fro the Lady Cougars as the lost 80-69.
While the team believed, and achieved
at the SWC title and making it into higher brack-
next year.-Michael Edwards
Lighting up the
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Lady Cougar Basketball
Prariie View 42
Oregon State 68
SW Louisiana 56
Middle Tennessee 85
Sam Houston St. 62
Texas Southern 60
Stephen F. Austin 85
. ~ach Kenlaw lays down the law to her women,
well on defense,being a prolific rebounder. P/wfo M/ One of her concerns was finding a leader for the Southwest conference games in bol(
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