Lady Raiders wins second game in Canada

VANCOUVER, B.C.  The Texas Tech women's basketball team dominated the second half to win its second game in as many days on its Canada tour as the Lady Raiders defeated the University of British Columbia, 85-49, at War Memorial Gym Tuesday night.

Head coach Kristy Curry inserted four different players into the starting lineup, leaving just one starter from the night before, Monique Smalls. Joining Smalls in the backcourt was Chynna Brown, while Marissa Ashton was at the wing and Shauntal Nobles and Teena Wickett got the start down low.

Tech had a 34-29 lead at the half, but controlled the second half to get the 36-point victory.

Leading the way for the Lady Raiders was Wickett and Casey Morris as both finished with 14 points. Wickett recorded a double-double, grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds.  Christine Hyde and Kierra Mallard both scored in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Antiesha Brown chipped in eight points. Mallard also added eight rebounds.

Next up for Tech is a game at The University of Fraser Valley on Wed., Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. PDT.

VANCOUVER, B.C.  The Texas Tech women's basketball team started its Canada tour with a 71-65 win over Vancouver Select on Monday night at the Richmond Olympic Oval, the skating events venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The Vancouver Select team consisted of former collegiate basketball players as well as professional players, including former Iowa State standout Lindsey Wilson.

Back in her native country, sophomore Christine Hyde led the way for Tech with 16 points, while junior Kierra Mallard turned in a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Marissa Ashton added nine boards.

In her first game in a Texas Tech uniform, sophomore Casey Morris, who sat out last season after transferring from the University of California, chipped in nine points and five rebounds. Sophomore Monique Smalls collected eight assists and three steals in the victory.

The game marked the first of three-straight for the Lady Raiders and the first of four games on their Canada tour.

Tech faces the University of British Columbia at War Memorial Gym on Tues., Aug. 10, at 6:15 p.m. PDT.

Source: TTU