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Women’s college basketball: Lady Techsters run past Sam Houston

by Russell Hedges

By Kevin Albarez, Louisiana Tech Associate Director Strategic Communications

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Louisiana Tech used a dominant first quarter to cruise to a 71-57 win over Sam Houston on Wednesday night in the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum. The Lady Techsters picked up their fourth consecutive victory and have won five of the previous six.

Sam Houston (7-20, 2-13) came into the contest as one of the top teams in the country at getting to the foul line, offensive boards, and forcing turnovers. Louisiana Tech (13-17, 7-8) held the Bearkats to half their season averages in every category.

The Lady Techsters’ offense started slow, but their defense held Sam Houston to just 2-of-15 shootings in the first quarter. After missing their first two shots, the Techsters quickly found ways to put points on the board and finished 37 percent in the opening stanza. Seven different Lady Techsters scored in the opening period, giving Tech a 22-4 lead after one.

Every time it looked like Sam Houston would start to make a run in the second, LA Tech would have an answer.

Tech’s lead grew to 22 halfway through the fourth before the Bearkats cut it down to the final margin with majority of the starters on the bench.

Robyn Lee led four Lady Techsters in double figures with 14 points and eight rebounds. Anna Larr Roberson and Mackenzie Wurmscored 12 apiece for 24 of Tech’s 42 points in the paint. Silvia Nativi added 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting while adding seven assists and five rebounds.

Shanti Henry was the Bearkats leading scorer with 15 points, while Kaylee Jefferson added 13 points, five rebounds, and five assists.


  • Louisiana Tech improved to 5-0 all-time against Sam Houston.
  • Lady Techsters improved to 10-1 when holding opponents to under 60 points.
  • Wurm tied her career high, which she set against McNeese during her freshman campaign, while also passing 200 career points.
  • Tech has made 182 3-pointers this season, tying the 2018-19 season for the second most in program history.
  • Roberson reached 100 steals in her career.
  • The Lady Techsters’ bench scored 20+ points for the 16th time this season.
  • Jianna Morris has scored 201 points during her freshman campaign.

Louisiana Tech will travel to Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Saturday for the final regular-season game against Middle Tennessee. Tipoff is 9:30 a.m. CT on ESPN+.

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