Tulsa got back on the winning track as four players finished in double-digits in a 81-61 win over Abilene Christian Saturday at the Reynolds Center.
Ashley Clark and Kelsee Grovey shared the team lead each with 14 points. Clark also had a team-high six thefts. Stevi Parker and Antoinet Webster each finished with 10 points.
Tulsa (4-3) led 42-23 at halftime, but saw its lead get trimmed down to six points on twice in the second half. The latter came when a layup from Abilene Christian’s Renata Marquez with 12:02 remaining.
"We just didn't get off to a very good start in the second half," Tulsa coach Matilda Mossman said. "We have a lot of nice kids, we don't have a blood thirsty hunger that I'd prefer. We need to go after teams when we have them down because right now we let them come back. We finally found the next gear and got the lead back up, but I am not happy with just outscoring them by one in the second half."
TU would answer with a 16-2 spurt capped by a layup from Clark with 6:36 to go.
The Golden Hurricane, which had lost its previous two games, including a 38-point loss Tuesday night at Arkansas, shot 45 percent (31-of-69) from the floor and made 80 percent (16-of-20) from the free throw line.
TU has week off before taking the road to meet Kansas next Sunday in Lawrence. That game tips off at 2 p.m.