Women's Basketball Recaps: December 13
Texas Tech 89, Prairie View A&M 60
LUBBOCK, Texas - Three Prairie View A&M players notched double-figures in scoring, but it was not enough as the Lady Panthers fell to Texas Tech 89-60 Wednesday night at the United Supermarkets Center.
Alexis Robinson led Prairie View (2-7) with 14 points, three assists and two steals. Shala Dobbins chipped in 12 points and dished out six assists. Kendra Hicks added 10 points and pulled down five rebounds.
The Lady Panthers started quickly as baskets by Hicks and Mariah Campbell gave Prairie View a 4-0 lead. However, the Lady Panthers went 2-of-7 the rest of the first quarter as Texas Tech took a 16-10 lead. Jordyn Penniman buried a three-pointer to pull PVAMU within one possession to start the second frame, but Texas Tech responded with a 12-4 run to push its lead to double-digits.
The Lady Panthers got it to within seven on two occasions, but a cold shooting snap -- the Lady Panthers went 3-of-14 from the floor during a stretch that started from the 3:50 mark of the second quarter and continued to the midpoint of the third -- ultimately cost them a chance at a comeback.
Lyndsey Whilby led the Red Raiders with 15 points and was one of six Texas Tech players to score at least 10 points. Texas Tech made 67.7 percent of its shots in the second half.
Bethune-Cookman 68, Southern 56
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Southern dropped a 68-56 decision to Bethune-Cookman Wednesday night in Moore Gymnasium despite a 25-point night from Brianna Green as well as outshooting the Wildcats from the field (36.3-35.8 percent).
Green also garnered five boards and five rebounds for the Jaguars (1-6). Sarai Blissett posted 10 points and two blocked shots for Southern.
After Southern put together a 7-1 run to take a 7-4 lead in the first, the Wildcats managed to take control of the scoreboard predominantly at the foul line. Thanks to a significant advantage from the charity stripe -- Bethune-Cookman went 17-of-25 from the line, while Southern did not have a single attempt in the first half -- the Wildcats were able to take a 38-23 advantage into intermission.
Green asserted herself after the break, scoring eight points in the first five minutes of the third quarter to power a 16-5 Jaguar run to get within a basket of the Wildcats. After Bethune-Cookman's Chasimmie Brown sank two free throws, Skylar O'Bear responded with a jumper to make it 45-43 in favor of B-CU. The Wildcats closed the quarter on a 6-0 run, with each point coming from the foul line.
Green was dominant in the fourth, scoring 11 points in the frame. After Green converted two free throws to cut Bethune-Cookman's lead to 61-56 with 2:23 left, Brown scored six of the Wildcats' final eight points, allowing them to pull away.
Brianna Battle led B-CU with 15 points and five assists. Brown added 13 points.