It might have taken the final minutes of the second half, however Tulane’s women’s basketball team amassed a double-figures lead and was able to hold off Central Florida for a 66-55 win.

The Green Wave amassed a 12-point lead following a jumper by Courtnie Latham and two free throws by Jamie Kaplan for a 60-48 lead with 1:46 left.

Those free throws helped Tulane (19-5, 10-3 AAC) keep the momentum against Central Florida.

“It got to the point where they needed to start fouling,” Kaplan said. “We were able to knock down the free throws. I made some, Courtnie made some. Everyone stepped to the line, it was confidence. I think that’s what sealed the deal.”

Tulane’s Kolby Morgan led all scorers with 16 points while Kaplan had 14 and Danielle Blagg had 11.

Fifi Ndour led UCF with 11 points and Zykira Lewis finished with 10.

Tulane made 17 of 21 shots from the free throw line in the second half.

“Free throws were probably the main key for our second half of really getting us the lead and keeping it,” said Tulane coach Lisa Stockton. “I thought we came out in the second half and really probably didn’t have some of the best shot selection in the second half. Then, when we got some good shots some of them just didn’t roll in.”

The Green Wave was unable to get more than a nine point lead on the Knights in the first half. Central Florida (7-17, 3-10) shot 48.1 percent field-goal shooting compared to Tulane’s 41.2. The Knights out-rebounded Tulane 20-15.

Kolby Morgan and Danielle Blagg led Tulane with 10 points. Morgan made three of five 3-point attempts. Fifi Ndour led UCF with 11.

Tulane was able to keep UCF from scoring until the 17:40 mark when Ndour hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 5-3. Following a 3-pointer by Blagg, Central Florida’s Zykira Lewis made a shot from behind the arc to cut the lead to 8-6 with 17:04 left.

Following an Adesuwa Ebomwonyi basket at the 7:04 mark that gave Tulane a 24-18 lead, the Knights cut it to three when sank a 3-pointer 14 seconds later. Central Florida cut the lead to one when Stephanie Taylor made a layup with 5:35 left.

In the second half, UCF Florida started on a 4-0 run with Lewis scoring the second layup to cut the lead to 35-33 with 19:03 left.

Tulane got its first second half points when Ebomwonyi made to free throws that extended the lead to 37-33 with 16:20 left.

The Green Wave amassed a 12-point lead following a jumper by Courtnie Latham and two free throws by Jamie Kaplan for a 60-48 lead with 1:46 left.