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Women’s college basketball: Lady Techsters fall to Middle Tenn. in regular-season finale

by Russell Hedges

By Kevin Albarez, Louisiana Tech Associate Director Strategic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Louisiana Tech fell to Middle Tennessee 79-58 in the final game of the regular season on Saturday morning inside the Murphy Center.

LA Tech (13-18, 7-9) got off to a slow start, making just one shot and five turnovers, but was only down 7-4 halfway through the first quarter. Middle Tenn (26-4, 16-0) started to find their rhythm and closed the quarter on a 13-4 run.

The Lady Raiders extended the run to 19-5 early in the second before the Lady Techsters started to chip away. Every time Tech would get back-to-back baskets, MTSU would score one of their own, but Tech was able to cut the lead to eight heading into the locker room.

Like they have done all season, Middle Tenn. started to pull away early in the second half.

Robyn Lee scored a game-high 18 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. Salma Bates and Paris Guillory each scored seven points.

Anastasiia Boldyreva, Savannah Wheeler, and Jalynn Gregory each scored 18 points for the Lady Raiders. Boldyerva finished with a double-double, adding 13 boards, while Wheeler had nine assists.

LA Tech finished 43 percent (22-51) from the field and 35 percent (6-17) from deep but was only 57 percent (8-14) from the line. Middle Tenn. shot 49 percent (29-59) overall, 38 percent (10-26) from 3, and 73 percent (11-15) from the charity stripe.

NOTABLES

  • Louisiana Tech dropped to 7-12 all-time against Middle Tennessee.
  • LA Tech set the program record for 3-pointers in a season with 188.
  • The Lady Techsters’ bench scored 20+ points for the 17th time this season.
  • Lee led LA Tech in points and rebounds in two straight games.

UP NEXT
Louisiana Tech will travel to Huntsville, Ala., for the Conference USA Tournament at Propst Arena. The tournament will take place from March 12-16.

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