Shocker women drop American opener to Tulsa

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Shocker women's basketball team hosted Tulsa on Saturday for their American Conference opener.

Tulsa led by double digits late in the fourth quarter, but the Shockers would cut the lead to just 2 with 2:30 to play, but the Golden Hurricane would hold on for a 67-62 win.

Senior Rangie Bessard picked up her fourth double-double of the year with 23 points, 11 rebounds.

Angie Thompkins added 15 points, 7 rebounds.

The Shocker women will now head to Houston to take on the Cougars on January 2nd.

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