Tulane Women’s Hoops hits single-game record for threes, beats San Diego State
BIMINI, Bahamas – A long way from home, the long ball worked wonders for Tulane women’s basketball on Saturday evening.
The Green Wave set a program record with 15 made 3-pointers – including a career-high seven from Kolby Morgan on its way to an 80-46 victory over San Diego State in the Junkanoo Jam.
Besides Morgan’s seven, Tulane got four from Kayla Manuirirangi as she scored 18 total points. Tulane also had three 3-pointers from freshman Sierra Cheatham all in the first quarter and one more 3-pointer by Kaila Anderson. Tulane’s previous record of 14 made 3-pointers was set in December 2008 at Nicholls State.
Tulane got off to an incredible start in the game, outscoring the Aztecs 32-10 in the first quarter including seven made 3-pointers in that period. After that, San Diego State never got closer than 16 points again as the Green Wave would go on to win by 34.
That margin of victory was Tulane’s largest since a 92-49 win over Jackson State in the second game of the 2015-16 season.
Morgan finished with a game-high 27 points and was the only double-digit scorer for Tulane besides Manuirirangi. Cheatham had a career-high 9 points, Harlyn Wyatt had 6 and Meredith Schulte and Krystal Freeman added 4 apiece.
Freshman Krystal Freeman led the team with seven rebounds as every player on the roster also had at least one rebound. Manuirirangi was the team’s best passer with five assists, but Tene Thompson, Anderson and Cheatham added three apiece.
In her first career action with the Green Wave, junior Tatyana Lofton scored two points, grabbed three rebounds and had an assist. Freeman’s 4 points were the first of her career as well.
As a team, the Green Wave shot 50 percent from the field and 55.6 percent (15 of 27) from the 3-point line. Tulane held the Aztecs to just 30.4 percent shooting overall and forced 19 San Diego State turnovers that resulted in 28 points.
Tulane is back in Louisiana but still on the road next week, facing McNeese State in Lake Charles. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
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