Women's basketball heads to Texas Tech on Saturday
Nov. 29, 2012
BEAUMONT, Texas - The Lamar Lady Cardinals put their five-game winning streak on the line when they travel to Texas Tech for a non-conference women's basketball game at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Lamar (5-1) has not lost since a season-opening loss at defending national champion Baylor. Texas Tech (5-1) enters the game on a four-game winning streak of its own, all on its home floor.
"There's no doubt that this will be a tough challenge for us," Lamar coach Larry Tidwell said. "Texas Tech is a very talented team that is well-coached."
Both teams come into Saturday's contest off of dominant home wins. The Lady Cardinals claimed an 89-66 victory over Our Lady of the Lake on Monday, while Texas Tech knocked off New Orleans 81-38 on Sunday.
Kalis Loyd leads Lamar in scoring (18.3 ppg), rebounding (9.3 rpg) and steals (22). Loyd has been Lamar's leading scorer in all six games and top rebounder in five of the six contests.
Texas Tech, which is outscoring its opponents by an average of 20 points per game, is led by Casey Morris, who averages 12.8 points per game. Kelsi Baker averages 10.0 points per game for the Lady Raiders.
Texas Tech leads the all-time series 9-1. The teams last met on Dec. 8, 2009 at Texas Tech, with the Lady Raiders defeating Lamar 70-56. Loyd, who was a freshman, had 10 points for Lamar.
Saturday's game will be aired live on www.Lamar.Cardinals.com. Following the contest at Texas Tech, the Lady Cardinals will take a break for exams before hosting Northwood at 7 p.m. Dec. 18.