Lady Raiders Handle Incarnate Word, 80-54

Lady Raiders Handle Incarnate Word, 80-54

Brittany Brewer Brittany Brewer

LUBBOCK, Texas – Five Lady Raiders scored double-digit points en route to an 80-54 victory over Incarnate Word Thursday afternoon.

Texas Tech improved to 6-5 entering Big 12 play while Incarnate Word dropped to 1-10 on the season.

After a slow start in the first quarter, the Lady Raiders outscored the Cardinals 24-8 to take a 45-26 lead into the break.

In the second period alone, Tech shot 52.9 percent from the field and 50 percent from the arc while holding Incarnate Word to just 31 percent from the field.

The Cardinals went 8-for-37 from the field during the second half which wasn’t enough to cut into the Lady Raiders’ 20+point lead.

In her first collegiate start, Lyndsey Whilby led the team with a career-high 21 points, three rebounds and two steals. Junior Recee’ Caldwell followed with 13 points, nine assists and three blocks.

Sophomore Erin DeGrate tallied 12 points in her third straight double-digit point game. Bigs Brittany Brewer and Jada Terry posted 10 points each while Terry added 13 rebounds to her line, marking her first double-double of the year and sixth of her career.

NOTES

-        Allowed only two turnovers in the first half.

-        Five Lady Raiders scored double-digit points for the third time this season.

-        Lady Raiders posted 50+ boards for the third time this season and marked a season best with 57 against the Cardinals.

UP NEXT
The Lady Raiders return to action next Thursday as they begin Big 12 play against Oklahoma State. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. inside the United Supermarkets Arena.

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