Lady Raiders tame Jaguars

The Texas Tech Lady Raiders finished their exhibition schedule by defeating the Houston Jaguars 109 to 60. Freshman guard Alesha Robertson led the way with 23 points, while senior Jolee Ayers-Curry scored a double-double, scoring 18 points while grabbing 10 rebounds.

Early on, this game was played fairly tight, but Texas Tech took a lead with 18:17 left in the first half, and never looked back. Despite their inability to regain the lead, the Jaguars did stay within range until the Lady Raiders finished the half with a 14-2 run over the final four minutes to take a 53-31 lead at the half.

Texas Tech continued to pull away in the second half. Strong offense combined with a stiff defense allowed the Lady Raiders to build their lead until the final buzzer, giving Texas Tech the 109-60 victory.

This game saw an improved performance from the post positions. "I was really pleased with our post play," said Head Coach Marsha Sharp. The post players, led by Ayers-Curry's 18 points, combined to score 55 of the team's 106 points. The good post play started early, and never really let up. "We had a couple of scores down there and then we got some confidence," said Ayers-Curry.

The guards held up their end of the offense as well. Alesha Robertson showed her versatility, and scored 23 points in the process. Over the course of the first two exhibition games, Robertson has shown that she can keep up with anyone on the team, at least on the offensive end. "She's been pretty impressive with the things she's done so far," said Coach Sharp. Another item of note was Erin Grant's first three-pointer as a Lady Raider. While the shot won't officially count, it was a relief for Grant. "It felt great," said Grant. "I was really excited to get it over with."

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