Memphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Tigers women’s basketball team won 101-54 against Howard University.
After tonight’s game, Memphis moves to 1-1 overall this season.
After trading baskets to open the game, Makaiah Brooks Came off the bench to spark the Tigers’ offense. Brooks drained four consecutive three-pointers to extend Memphis’ lead to 27-10 with just over two minutes left in the quarter.
Six combined free throws from Jamira Shutz, Thanuel Welch And Lanette Williams The first quarter would end giving the Tigers a 33-14 lead.
The Tigers’ attack would pick up in the second quarter as well; They would take their biggest lead of the half after Schutz sank two of her game-high 10 free throws, putting Memphis up by 27. The team would take a 55-30 lead into the halftime break.
Memphis got 36 points in the first half from Brooks and Maddie Griggs. Jamira Shutz. They shot a team-best 56% from the field and drained eight three-pointers in 20 minutes.
Memphis didn’t let up in the third quarter, extending their lead to 32 Jada Wright It was a -none with 7:47 left in the quarter. After baskets, the Tigers would go on an 8-0 run to finish the third quarter Shelby Brown And Imani Jefferson.
It was all Memphis in the final quarter of the game, but this time their defense shined.
After holding Howard scoreless for the final 2:20 of the third quarter, the Tiger defense didn’t allow the Bison to score until five and a half minutes into the quarter. Genesis Perine’s basket would break their scoring drought for about eight minutes.
Memphis would get three pointers from Brooks and Welch Maddie Griggs 101-54 to close out the game to claim the final.
The Tigers had six players in double figures today Maddie Griggs And Jamira Shutz while leading by 18 points Makaiah Brooks, Emani Jefferson, Thanuel Welch And Shelby Brown All found themselves in the double digits. Aliyah Green Pulled down a team-best 10 rebounds Jada Wright Blocked four shots.
As a team, Memphis shot 47% from the field and 60% from long range.
The Tigers will finish their season-opening home stand next Wednesday, Nov. 16, when they host Miami (Ohio). Tip-off is scheduled for 7pm inside Elma Rohn Fieldhouse. Coverage of the game can be found on ESPN+ and 98.9 THE ROAR OF MEMPHIS Tyler Springs on call
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