Dec. 1, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lamar Lady Cardinals couldn’t hold on to a six-point halftime lead as they dropped a 73-52 decision to host Texas Tech in a non-conference women’s basketball game Saturday afternoon.
Lamar (5-2) led 34-28 at halftime, but couldn’t maintain its torrid shooting of the first half as it saw its five-game winning streak come to an end.
Lamar was 8-of-14 (57.1 percent) from 3-point range in the first half as it built a 34-28 lead at intermission. The Lady Cardinals shot just 31.8 percent from the field (7-of-22) in the second half, including just 2-of-7 (28.6 percent) from beyond the arc after intermission. Lamar had 14 turnovers in the second half, after committing just seven in the first half.
“Texas Tech did a good job of defending the 3-pointer in the second half,” Lamar coach Larry Tidwell said. “Plus, we couldn’t get to the rim or get a call. Every time they went to the rim, they scored got fouled. That was the difference.”
Texas Tech (6-1) was 18-of-23 (78.3 percent) from the line for the game, while Lamar was just 2-of-3. The Lady Cardinals were whistled for 22 fouls as compared to Texas Tech’s 10.
“The game got physical in the second half, and that worked to Texas Tech’s advantage," Tidwell said.
Kalis Loyd led Lamar in scoring for the seventh straight game, finishing with 12 points. Carenn Baylor added 11 points for Lamar.
Christine Hyde led Texas Tech with 25 points. Casey Morris had 13 points for the Lady Raiders, while Kelsi Baker added 11.
The Lady Cardinals take a break for exams before hosting Northwood at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Montagne Center. For ticket information, call (409) 880-1715, or visit www.LamarCardinals.com.