Lady Raiders win season opener

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lady Raiders of Texas Tech opened their 2011-2012 season with a victory at home, defeating the Lady Lobos of New Mexico 69-43.

The Lady Raiders got off to a quick start beginning the game with a 16-3 run. They used their full court pressure defense to force turnover after turnover.

Sophomore forward Kelsi Baker led the Lady Raiders in scoring with 12 points. She also grabbed 6 rebounds. Senior Kierra Mallard got her final season in a Lady Raider uniform started right with a 11 point, 8 rebound evening. As a whole the Lady Raiders forced 30 Lady Lobo turnovers and posted 21 steals.

Next up for Texas Tech is a road game next week when they travel to Houston to take on the Lady Cougars on Wednesday, the 16th.

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