LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech women's basketball team got its second win in as many days as it cruised to a 63-37 win over American on the second day of the Basketball Travelers' World Vision Classic at the United Spirit Arena.
Tech (6-0) opened the game on a 10-0 run as American (2-4) didn't score its first basket until the 15:48 mark.
Both teams did not score for almost four minutes until Kelsi Baker connected on a pair of free throws with 10:57 to go in the half to put the Lady Raiders up 17-2. Tech held the Eagles scoreless for seven and half minutes until they finally scored their second bucket to put the score at 21-4 in favor of the Lady Raiders.
Tech led 36-11 at the half. The 25-point advantage was Tech's largest lead of the half which came with eight seconds remaining as Shauntal Nobles made a layup on an assist from Casey Morris.
The Lady Raiders continued to control the game in the second half as well as they went up by as many as 31 points when Christine Hyde made a layup with 12:53 to go in the contest.
The closest American got in the last 10 minutes was 21 points, 51-30, when Alexis Dobbs hit a jumper with 7:21 remaining.
Tech had three starters score in double figures led by Teena Wickett with 13, followed by Kierra Mallard with 12 and Morris with 10. Wickett also finished with six rebounds and six assists. Mallard collected six boards as well.
Dobbs had 10 points to lead American.
The Lady Raiders shot 50.9 percent from the field – hitting 27 of 53 shots, while American shot 35.7 percent (15-42). Tech outrebounded the Eagles 38-18.
The World Vision Classic concludes on Sun., Nov. 28, as Charleston Southern and American tip-off at 12 p.m., followed by Tech and Sam Houston State at approximately 2 p.m.