Notebook: Tech 75 Western Kentucky 38

The Lady Raiders rolled another opponent in the non-conference portion of their schedule and here are some notes from the big win.

 

Lady Raiders 75, Western Kentucky 38

 

- Tech improves to 10-0, which marks the best start in the Kristy Curry era, and best start for the Lady Raiders since the 2003-2004 season when Tech started 15-0

 

- For Curry in her 13-year head coaching career at Purdue and now Tech has never gotten a team off to a 10-0 start

 

-This is the eighth time this year Junior Point Guard Monique Smalls has had 1 or fewer turnovers.

 

-This is the first time this season the Lady Raiders have lost the rebounding battle (36-35)

 

-The Lady Toppers out rebound opponents by 7.2 a game.

 

-11 different players scored on the night for the Lady Raiders, and every player had a rebound.

 

-Monique Smalls had 5 steals on the night. That was not a season high. She had seven against New Mexico.

 

-Her five steals came in 22 minutes of play.

 

-Tech held the Lady Toppers to 0 three pointers made.

 

-Tech held WKU to 22.0 % from the floor and 0% from the three point line.

 

-Tech only had one player in Double Digits (Casey Morris 11 points).

 

-Kierra Mallard was held to single digits in points (8) for the second time this year (Central Arkansas).

 

-Tech's 4 offensive rebounds was a season low.

 

 

 

Players of the Game

 

Texas Tech- Monique Smalls Jr. G, The Woodlands, Tx (9 points, 5 rebound, 5 steals, 3 assists)

 

The Junior Guard has been the model of consistency for the Lady Raiders this year, leading the team in steals and the nation in Assists to Turnover ratio. Tonight was much more of the same as she added five steals and three assists in only 22 minutes of play while turning the ball over only once. This is the eighth time this year Smalls has had 1 or fewer turnovers. She added nine points and 5 rebounds as well to round out the night.

 

Honorable Mention- Chynna Brown (9 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal)


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