Techsters Face NMSU Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 30, 2012
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Louisiana Tech will look to make it two in a row Monday night when the Lady Techsters face New Mexico State at 7:30 p.m. CT at the Pan American Center in Western Athletic Conference women's basketball action.
The game can be heard live on the LA Tech Sports Network on KNBB 97.7 FM (Ruston), KTKC 92.9 (Springhill) and KVCL 92.1 FM (Winnfield) with the pregame show beginning at 7 p.m. A live audio feed an also be accessed through a subscription to LA Tech All-Access at www.LATechSports.com.
Tech (5-6, 1-0 WAC) opened the league slate Saturday with a thrilling come-from-behind 82-77 double overtime win over Denver in a game that saw the Lady Techsters overcome as much as a 13-point deficit.
The Lady Techsters recorded their best offensive performance of the season in the win over the Pioneers as sophomore Kelia Shelton and Whitney Frazier combined to score 42 points in the victory. Tech entered the game averaging only 53 points per contest, but eclipsed their previous season high of 65 points which came in a win over Central Arkansas earlier this year.
Defensively, LA Tech held the Pioneers in check, forcing DU to shoot only 31 percent for the game, including only 12-of-50 in the second half and the two overtime periods.
Shelton (13.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg), Brittany Lewis (11.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg) and Frazier (8.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg) continue to pace Tech offensively as the trio all scored in double figures in the win over Denver. Junior point guard Janay Borum also continues to improve, recording 19 assists and only six turnovers in the past four games.
New Mexico State (6-5, 0-1) dropped its WAC opener at home falling 62-59 to Texas-Arlington. The Aggies own arguably one of the most impressive non-conference wins in the league this year with their 69-68 victory over UTEP on Nov. 28.
Despite NMSU's winning record on the season, the Aggies have struggled to shoot the basketball, hitting only 33 percent from the field and 29 percent from the three-point line.
Division I transfers Danesia Williamson (14.3 ppg, 31 assists) and Stefanie Gilbreath (13.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg) are the Aggies top two offensive threats while Kelsie Rozendaal (8.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg) and Sasha Weber (8.6 ppg) have also provided production.
LA Tech leads the all-time series against NMSU 16-2, including a current nine-game winning streak.