Dec. 8, 2009
LUBBOCK, Texas - Jenna Plumley and Kalis Loyd scored in double figures, but it wasn't enough for the Lamar University women's basketball team in a 70-56 non-conference loss at Texas Tech on Tuesday night.
Plumley finished with 15 points, eight assists and five steals, while Loyd added 10 points and six rebounds for the Lady Cardinals (7-3), who saw their two-game winning string snapped.
Brittney Williams came off the bench to score nine points for Lamar. Trashanna Smith led the Lady Cardinals in rebounding with eight.
Texas Tech (8-1) was led by Kierra Mallard's double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan Murphree had 12 points and Tilmila Martin chipped in 11 points for the Lady Raiders (8-1), who have won seven in a row since bowing to No. 6 Tennessee.
Lamar was outrebounded 44-34 and struggled from the field, connecting on just 22 of 61 shots (36.1 percent) and going 3-of-17 (17.6 percent) from 3-point range.
Lamar is idle until 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 when it travels to Alcorn State for a non-conference game. The next home game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20 when Rice University comes to the Montagne Center for a non-conference clash.