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Cowgirls beat Rice for third consecutive victory

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Cowgirl guard N'Yah Boyd attempts a layup in OSU's 68-48 win over Rice

The Cowgirls got the possession arrow in their favor after a tie up down low with two seconds left on the shot clock. 

Guard N’Yah Boyd, who was to the left of the Cowgirl basket, inbounded the ball to guard Lauren Fields, who was about five feet behind the three-point line, caught the pass and drained a deep three with five seconds left on the second quarter clock and the Cowgirls went into halftime with a 31-15 lead.

It was just that type of Saturday for the Cowgirls as they defeated the Rice Lady Owls in Houston, 68-48.

Sophomore forward Ruthie Udoumoh had her breakout game, scoring 12 off the bench with four rebounds and junior guard Lauren Fields continues to dominate this season. Her 13 points led the team in scoring for the third time this season and she added with five rebounds and three steals.

Coming into Saturday, the Cowgirls averaged 16 turnovers per game. Against Rice, they didn’t have a hard time protecting the ball as they only turned the ball over nine times, a season-low. 

The Cowgirls forced 19 Rice turnovers and scored 16 points off those takeaways. The defensive intensity stayed the same for the Cowgirls the whole game and allowed them to get out in transition and score. 

The Cowgirls get a break until they head to Las Vegas late in the week as they play Green Bay on Friday and No. 16 Tennessee on Saturday in the South Point Shootout.

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