The matchup will be the second-to-last non-conference game of the season and the final game before Christmas.
In the game:
Match: Texas Tech (10-1) vs. UC Riverside (2-7)
Location: United Supermarkets Arena (Lubbock, Texas)
day December 22, 2022
Time: 2 o’clock in the evening
The past tense
Powered by a strong performance from the guard Amber Scott And point-forward Katie FerrellThe Texas Tech Lady Raiders edged the McNeese State Cowgirls 66-47 Monday night at United Supermarkets Arena.
With the win, the Lady Raiders (10-1) snapped a nine-game winning streak, ending last season’s 11-game winning streak.
For the third straight game, Scott was outstanding with 15 points, eight rebounds and three steals. The guard had no turnovers and was an impressive 8-9 from the charity stripe.
In typical “Big Kat” fashion, Ferrell filled the stat sheet with her 22 minutes of action. She scored two points, had a season-high nine boards and three assists to avoid the 500-assist mark and had a pair of steals.
The UT Arlington transfer has now surpassed 500 career points, 700 career assists and 500 career assists.
Monday night’s other strong performances included the forward. James Lewis and guardian Bailey Maupin. Reaching double-digits. Lewis scored 10 points in 17 minutes of action, her fifth game of at least 10 points this season, while Mapupin scored in double figures for the eighth time.
Overall, the Lady Raiders had 18 rebounds on 24 made baskets, turning the ball over nine times in the process.
Know Your Enemy (McNeese):
The Highlanders enter Thursday’s matchup at 2-7 overall. UCR beat D-II foe Cal State LA in overtime on Nov. 23 and followed that win with a win over LIU on Nov. 26. The Highlanders have played just twice since the Nov. 26 win over LIU. UCR would fall at Pepperdine on Dec. 11 before dropping a 92-45 decision at Utah. An extremely balanced offense, six different UCR players averaged more than 5.5 points, but none averaged more than Jordan Webster’s 9.4/game. As a team, UCR is scoring just 50.7 points per contest. UCR was picked to finish seventh in the preseason Big West poll.
The Lady Raiders return to action after Christmas for a conference final against Mississippi Valley State. Tip-off from the United Supermarkets Arena is set for 2pm.