Lady Raiders Bounce Back

After suffering a heart breaking loss to Stanford the Lady Raiders bounced back against the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Lady Trojans winning 69-29. The win puts the Lady Raiders at 2-1 and set to play Miami Monday night at 7.

"We wanted to get off to a good start, which is something we didn't do against Stanford," head coach Marsha Sharp said.

Texas Tech hit big shots right away jumping out to a 12-3 lead in just over 2 minutes. Coach Sharp did have some criticism for the team when she said, "We are setting and using picks the way we want to, but that is something we will work on and get better at. I am proud of the way we played."

"I am glad we got to get the younger players in the game for an extended period of time," she continued. "I think they all played better."

On the defensive side of the ball the he Lady Raiders stepped up causing 4 shot clock violations and out-scoring the Lady Trojans 40-0 in the paint. In fact the Trojans did not have a 2 point field goal until 7 minutes left in the 2nd half.

"We did exactly what we wanted to do, we got out and pressured the ball," said Coach Sharp with regard to the way they played defensively.

Chesley Dabbs was defending a player who averages 20 points a game.

"I like to play defense, I can control more on defense, and Cisti is a big force on the inside, the team is playing better defense," Dabbs said.

"I think Chesley has a good chance of being the best defensive player in the Big 12," added Coach Sharp remarking on Dabbs play.

Cisti Greenwalt played well too, blocking 5 shots, and scoring 14 points. It was clear that Lady Raider's game plan was to get the ball inside and they succeeded.

"This year I feel more comfortable and confidant in the paint," Greenwalt said.

The Lady Raiders also got the ball to freshman Erin Myrick who scored 9 points.

Tech shot 77% from the line and had 39 rebounds. Next on the Red Raider schedule will be a Monday night game against Miami at the United Spirit Arena.


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