Texas Tech edges Cal, 50-43 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Texas Tech edges Cal, 50-43

LAS VEGAS, Nev.Teena Wickett scored a game-high 16 points en route to being named the Most Valuable Player of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic as Texas Tech edged California, 50-43, Monday afternoon at the Events Center at South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa.

Tech (11-1) opened the game by scoring the first four points with back-to-back layups by Monique Smalls and Casey Morris. Cal (7-3) got on the board at the 16:40 mark on a three-pointer by Layshia Clarendon. The Bears took the lead on their next basket at 16:08.

With about three more minutes expired, the Lady Raiders regained lead on a jumper by Smalls but Cal responded with a layup up just seconds later.

The Bears continued to lead until the 3:01 mark as Chynna Brown hit a jumper to give Tech a 17-16 advantage. Wickett followed that with a layup and then Brown followed that up with her own layup with 50 seconds left to give the Lady Raiders a 21-16 lead at halftime.

Tech held Cal scoreless for the last six and a half minutes of the first period.

The Bears came out in the second half scoring four-straight points to cut Tech's lead to 21-20. Shauntal Nobles scored for the Lady Raiders at 17:55 to give Tech a 23-20 advantage. However, the Bears scored four points over the next two minutes to take back the lead at 24-23. The lead changed three more times with the final change coming at 14:05 as Wickett tipped in the ball to put Tech up 27-26, a lead it would never relinquish.

The Lady Raiders largest advantage of the game was 13 points at 45-32 with three minutes to go when Brown made a layup. From there, Cal outscored Tech 11-5, but Tech hung on to claim the seven-point victory.

Along with Wickett's 16 points, Brown and Smalls both added 11 points. Wickett finished with game highs of eight rebounds, four steals and two assists. Smalls also had two assists.

Rama N'diaye led Cal with 11 points.

Tech shot 37.5 percent (18-48) from the field to the Bears' 34 percent (17-50). Cal outrebounded Tech 38-31.

WIckett was named the MVP of the tourney, while Morris and Brown were named to the all-tournament team.

The Lady Raiders return to action on Wed., Dec. 29, at Western Kentucky at 7 p.m.

Source: TTU

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Jordan's wild journey: Spieth wins British Open

    Jordan's wild journey: Spieth wins British Open

    Sunday, July 23 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-07-23 18:11:16 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 2:21 AM EDT2017-07-24 06:21:51 GMT

    Spieth closes with flourish to win British Open, his third major championship.

    Spieth closes with flourish to win British Open, his third major championship.

  • KCBD Sports Xtra: Talkin' Tech

    KCBD Sports Xtra: Talkin' Tech

    Monday, July 24 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-07-24 04:31:47 GMT
    Kingsbury at ESPN (Source: Texas Tech Athletics)Kingsbury at ESPN (Source: Texas Tech Athletics)

    The KCBD Sports Xtra team talks about Texas Tech head football coach Kliff Kingsbury's trip to ESPN, and Big 12 media days. 

    The KCBD Sports Xtra team talks about Texas Tech head football coach Kliff Kingsbury's trip to ESPN, and Big 12 media days. 

  • Pigskin Preview: Amherst Bulldogs

    Pigskin Preview: Amherst Bulldogs

    Sunday, July 23 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-07-24 03:07:14 GMT
    Daniel Hinojosa (Source: KCBD Video)Daniel Hinojosa (Source: KCBD Video)

    The Amherst Bulldogs went 11-1 last year, and had their first undefeated regular season since 1995.

    The Amherst Bulldogs went 11-1 last year, and had their first undefeated regular season since 1995.

Powered by Frankly