Jackson, Frazier Lead Techsters To Win


 

 

Nov. 29, 2013

Box Score

RUSTON - JaQuan Jackson scored 20 points and Whitney Frazier added 19 points to lead Louisiana Tech to a 69-39 win over New Orleans before 1,217 fans at the Thomas Assembly Center Friday night.

Tech (1-4), which had struggled defensively in its first four games of the year, held the Privateers (0-5) to only 39 points on 24 percent shooting for the game. The Lady Techsters also forced 21 turnovers which led to a 17-2 advantage on points off of turnovers.

"We were playing a game within a game," said Tech head coach Teresa Weatherspoon. "We set goals for ourselves prior to the game. Most of them were on the defensive end. I thought we played much better defensively tonight. We didn't always get a steal, but we forced some shot clock violations and some tough shots late in the shot clock."

Neither team shot the ball well early in the contest as the game was tied at 12-12 with eight minutes remaining in the first half. However, Jackson and Frazier combined to score 14 straight points for the Lady Techsters during a four-minute stretch as Tech hit its last eight field goal attempts of the first half.

A Chrisstasia Walter steal and layup with six seconds remaining in the opening half gave the Lady Techsters a 35-18 advantage at the break. Tech shot 53 percent (14-27) from the field in the opening half while holding UNO to only 25 percent (6-24).

Frazier and Jackson continued their offensive barrage early in the second half as the duo combined to score the first 11 points after intermission. A three-pointer by Jackson - one of four in the game - upped the Tech advantage to 40-20 with 17:44 to play.

 

 

A Frazier layup, Lulu Perry free throw and Jelena Vucinic three-pointer continued the run as Tech eventually pushed its lead out to 62-25 with 7:14 to play in the game.

"Quanny is fearless," Weatherspoon said. "She doesn't play like a true freshman. She handled herself well tonight. She played well when we moved her to the point guard position. Whitney is Whitney. She performs. Those two really led us tonight."

Walter added 12 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals for the Lady Techsters, who improved to 40-2 all-time against New Orleans.

Jewel Angelo led UNO with 10 points.

Tech returns to action Monday when it travels to face Nicholls State at 6 p.m.