Lady Raiders Defeat Baylor, 62-48

The Texas Tech Lady Raiders (13-1, 2-0) defeated the Baylor Lady Bears (12-2, 1-1) to extend their Big 12 leading win streak to 13 games. Freshman LaToya Davis led the Lady Raiders with 15 points and 15 rebounds off the bench.

The first half was played extremely tight thanks to some good defensive from both teams.  The Lady Raiders finished the half with a 6-2 run to take a 29-26 halftime lead.


The Lady Raiders found themselves in control for most of the second half.  Baylor used two separate runs to make their way back into the game.  A 12-5 run started with 8:30 left in the half brought the Lady Bears within 3 points near the 4-minute mark.  A Technical foul with 3:51 left in the game helped start a 13-2 run by the Lady Raiders to win the game.




Latoya Davis had a breakout game to lead the Lady Raiders offensively.  Davis scored 15 points and grabbed 8 offensive rebounds in just 21 minutes.  Natalie Ritchie scored 13 points in the game, while Jia Perkins finished with 11 points.  Erin Grant had another good performance with 7 assists.  The Play of Davis stands out the most.  With Plenette Pierson facing foul trouble, LaToya Davis was able to show of her talent in the low post.  Davis has looked good in several games this year, but this game gives Lady Raider fans a nice preview of what they will see when she begins to get even more minutes.




The Lady Raiders defense continued their string of impressive defensive performances with today's performance.  The numbers do a good job showing just how good a performance this was.  Baylor had 21 turnovers in the game.  That's 3 more turnovers than made field goals.  Texas Tech held the Lady Bears to just 31.6% from the field.  Texas Tech did a good job on the boards, recovering 25 rebounds to Baylor's 15 on the offensive glass.  Baylor's Stephanie Blackmon was only able to score 11 points, well below her season average.  The Lady Raiders simply used their usual formula for defensive success.  Perimiter pressure paired with athletic post players allow Texas Tech do dictate how opponents can play.  Even the best teams will find it tough to beat the Lady Raiders when they give this sort of effort for 40 minutes.   

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