Lady Techsters Travel to UTSA Thursday

Feb. 6, 2013

GameDay Central | Game Notes

SAN ANTONIO - Louisiana Tech will attempt to win back-to-back games for the first time in a month when the Lady Techsters face UTSA Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Convocation Center.

The Lady Techsters (10-11, 6-4 WAC) are coming off an impressive 78-62 win at UT Arlington Saturday night in a game that saw LA Tech lead from start to finish. UTSA (12-10, 6-5 WAC) is coming off a 66-53 win at home over New Mexico State.

The Roadrunners, who are in their first and only year as a member of the Western Athletic Conference, defeated the Lady Techsters 51-50 in Ruston on Jan. 12 in a game that saw UTSA guard Kamra King hit a shot with 3.5 seconds to play to defeat LA Tech.

Tech hasn't won consecutive games since defeating UT Arlington and Texas State in Ruston on Jan. 5 and 10, and the Lady Techsters are trying to stay within striking distance of league leader Utah State which owns a two-game advantage in the WAC standings.

Recently, the Lady Techsters have been led by freshman guard Lulu Perry, who is averaging 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 47 percent from the field, 7-of-18 from the three-point line and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Benton product has scored 21 points twice during that stretch.

On the season, Kelia Shelton (12.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg), Brittany Lewis (11.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg), Whitney Frazier (10.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg) and Perry (9.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg) have been the main offensive threats for the Lady Techsters.

UTSA has won with defense this season as the Roadrunners rank No. 1 in the WAC in scoring defense at 54.7 points allowed per game as opponents are shooting only 35 percent from the field on the year against them. The Roadrunners have held six of their last seven opponents to 57 points or less.

 

 

King, the hero of the first game between the two teams, leads UTSA offensively, averaging 9.3 points per game. Simone Young (8.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg) is second on the team while Miki Turner is third at only 5.3 points per game.

Tech leads the all-time series against UTSA 3-1, including a 1-0 mark in San Antonio.

The game can be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network with the pregame show beginning at 6:30 p.m. Fans can access a live audio feed online through a paid subscription to LA Tech All-Access at www.LATechSports.com.

In-game scoring updates are also available through Twitter by following @LATechWBB.

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