@LATechWBB In Search of 7th Straight Win
Jan. 4, 2018
RUSTON – Louisiana Tech will look for its seventh straight win when the Lady Techsters host UTSA Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The contest can be heard on KNBB 97.7 FM and KTKC 92.9 FM with the pregame show starting at 6 p.m. Fans can access a free audio stream through the Louisiana Tech X mobile app while a video stream of the game can be found through a paid subscription to CUSATV.com.
Head coach Brooke Stoehr and Co. picked up their 10th win of the season with a 61-53 victory over North Texas in the Conference USA opener Wednesday night behind a combined 48 points from Kierra Anthony, Alexus Malone and Taylor Stahly.
Stoehr and her co-head coach husband Scott will be looking for their career win No. 100, currently sitting at 99 (71 at Northwestern State and 28 at LA Tech).
““I can tell you this. Geno (Auriemma) isn’t sitting in Storrs worrying about me,” said Stoehr. “I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to be here and where I was before. I have the opportunity to be around some wonderful young ladies and try to impact them on and off the floor. We are just worried about one win at a time.”
The Lady Techsters won their Conference USA opener for just the second time in five years and have a chance to start 2-0 in league play for the first time since the 2010-11 Techsters won their first 13 WAC games.
“I told them before the North Texas game that we weren’t go to win or lose the league tonight but you do want to protect your home court,” said Stoehr. “You want to take advantage of the chance to start league play at home because the next two weeks we go on the road. If this team can continue to grow and the crowds will continue to grow, this will be a hard place for people to play.”
The game marks the C-USA opener for UTSA (2-10, 0-0). The Roadrunners have dropped five straight games with their last win being a 68-55 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Dec. 1. UTSA’s other win this season came against Sul Ross State in its season opener.
Much like Louisiana Tech, the Roadrunners have a trio of double digit scorers led by Crystal Chidomere (13.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg), Marie Benson (12.2 ppg, 9.8 rpg) and Carlie Heineman (11.5 ppg, 28-83 three-pointers).
As a team, UTSA has struggled offensively, averaging only 59.8 points while shooting just 37 percent from the field, 29 percent from the three-point line and 56 percent from the free throw line. Opponents have outscored UTSA by 12 points per game.
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