Six Green Wave players finish with double-figure scoring totals; Ebomwonyi posts double-double
Jamie Kaplan ties a career high with 20 points as the Green Wave open 2-0 for the fourth-straight season
Duru, Ebomwonyi, Kaplan all post double-doubles in the victory
Senior Grayson claims third-team all-state recognition, sophomore Blagg named honorable-mention
Career Notes: Two-year letterwinner has played in 67 games with 18 starts for her career...enters junior season averaging 5.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.6 steals, 0.6 assists and 0.3 blocks per game...in Tulane career history, ranks 24th in offensive rebounds (134) and 25th in both rebounds per game and blocks per game...in single-season history, sits tied for seventh and tied for 17th in games played (34 in 2011-12 and 33 in 2012-13), and tied for 16th in offensive rebounds (88 in 2011-12).
2012-13: Saw action in all 33 games with one start as a sophomore...finished fourth on the team in both 3-point percentage (.310) and rebounds (119), and fifth in rebounds per game (3.6) while averaging 4.2 points per outing...had a pair of double-digit scoring outings, including a season-best 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting vs McNeese State (12/30)...sank a career-high two 3-pointers at Tulsa (3/14)...pulled five or more rebounds on seven occasions, including a season-high nine vs UTEP (2/7)...tallied a career-best two blocked shots vs Bradley (11/23) and at LSU (12/9)...handed out a season-best two assists on four occasions: vs Western Michigan (11/24), vs SMU (1/10), at Houston (2/2) and vs UTEP (2/7)...posted five multiple-steal ballgames, including a career-high three vs Loyola (1/7) and vs UTEP (2/7).
2011-12: Played in all 34 games with 17 starts as a true-freshman...finished third on the team in field goal percentage (.486), rebounds (193) and rebounds per game (5.7) while ranking fourth in field goals made (87), and fifth in points (212), points per game (6.2) and free throw percentage (.660)...ranked tied for 11th in Conference USA in offensive rebounds per game (2.6) and 20th in total rebounds per game...named C-USA Freshman of the Week on Nov. 28 after averaging 10.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, and connecting on 48.0 percent of her shots from the field (12-of-25)...scored in double figures seven times, including a career-high 19 after connecting on 8-of-10 field goals in the second round of the WNIT at Texas Tech (3/18)...posted five double-digit rebound outings, including a career-best 11 on three occasions: vs New Orleans (11/21), at Mississippi State (12/4) and at Louisiana-Lafayette (12/22)...recorded first career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 11 rebounds at Mississippi State...had three multiple-assist contests, including a career-high three dimes vs New Orleans (11/21) and at Louisiana Tech (12/2)...posted a season-best two steals at Louisiana Tech, vs College of Charleston (12/28), at Houston (11/9) and at Southern Miss on (2/19).
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Pflugerville High for coach Nancy Walling...helped the Panthers post a combined 91-19 overall record, including three straight area championships, a pair of District 25-5A titles, a state semi-final finish as a sophomore, an appearance in the regional quarterfinals as a junior and a trip to the UIL State Tournament Regional II title game as a senior...tallied 996 points, 881 rebounds, 160 assists, 281 steals and 62 blocks during her prep career and was selected to play in the U19 World Championship For Women as a member of the Nigerian National Team...tabbed first-team All-Central Texas in each of her final two prep seasons...as a senior, claimed Texas Girls Coaches Association Academic All-State and academic all-district honors, and was nominated for McDonald's All-American after posting 327 points, 3-2 rebounds, 104 steals, 55 assists and 32 blocks...as a junior, claimed TGAC 5A All-State, first-team Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Region and District 25-5A Most Valuable Player after averaging a double-double with 11.8 points and 10.5 rebounds per game while adding 1.9 assists, 3.1 steals and 0.5 blocks per outing...also named MVP of the Rebel Classic as a junior after scoring 60 points and pulling down 46 rebounds in leading PHS to the team tourney title and claimed all-tournament honors at the Greater Austin Area Tournament...earned second-team all-district honors as a sophomore after averaging 6.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.0 assists...also lettered three years in volleyball and twice in track and field, and was a Division I level soccer standout...off the court, was a member of the National Honor Society and sang in the choir.
Personal: Born Adesuwa Izoehelegbe Ebomwonyi on Dec. 28, 1992, in Lagos, Nigeria...daughter of Omoruyi and Elizabeth Ebomwonyi...has two brothers, Osas and Nosa...brother, Osas, plays basketball at Lamar University...majoring in public health.
Ebomwonyi's Career Statistics
Points: 19 at Texas Tech (3/18/12)
Field Goals: 8 at Texas Tech (3/18/12)
3-Pointers: 2 at Tulsa (3/14/13)
Free Throws: 4 vs. Houston (3/1/12); 4 vs. Marshall (1/29/12)
Rebounds: 11 on 3 Occasions; last at Louisiana-Lafayette (12/22/11)
Assists: 3 at Louisiana Tech (12/2/11); 3 vs. New Orleans (11/21/11)
Steals: 3 vs UTEP (2/7/13); 3 vs Loyola (1/7/13)
Blocks: 2 at LSU (12/9/12); 2 vs Bradley (11/23/12)
Minutes: 31 vs UTEP (2/7/13)
Double-Figure Scoring: 9
Double-Figure Rebounds: 5