Lady Techsters seek road wins at Tulane, LSU

December 15, 2010

by Anna Claire Thomas, Associate Sports Editor

The Lady Techster basketball team looks to continue its winning ways in a pair of games that will pit them against two in-state rivals before the Christmas holidays begin.

After boasting a 3-3 record with wins over Mississippi State and Western Kentucky, the Techsters will look to make a statement with hopeful road wins over Tulane and LSU.

The Lady Techsters will travel to New Orleans Dec. 17 to face Tulane at 7 p.m. before traveling to Baton Rouge to take on Louisiana State University Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. The game at LSU?will appear on Cox Sports.

Head coach Teresa Weatherspoon called the game at LSU one of the biggest games this season.

Weatherspoon said she believes the win over Mississippi State gave the Techsters the confidence to compete with any team, especially on the road.

“It was big for us to win the way we did against an SEC team,” Weatherspoon said. “The win against Mississippi State gave us confidence heading into other big games. We have got to win on the road to be a good team.”

She said big name schools and conferences are a vital part of Techster basketball.

After three straight losses, the Techsters have won two in a row and look to correct the mistakes made in the games lost.

“During the three losses, we weren’t executing offensively and defensively,” Weatherspoon said. “Those things are correctable. We are still figuring out our identity, and everyone needs to contribute.”

The Techsters are coming off a 52-44 win over Southern University Sunday afternoon at home. Despite the win, the Techsters committed 27 turnovers. Weatherspoon said her teams has to do a better job at protecting the ball.

“Twenty-seven turnovers is unacceptable,” Weatherspoon said. “They didn’t do anything we didn’t expect them to do.”

Despite starting strong, the Techsters nearly let Southern come back and win. However, in the final minutes, they held their ground.

The Techsters will take on a 7-1 Tulane team who defeated LSU on the road. The loss left the Tigers with a 5-4 record.

The Techsters are led on the court by a couple of seniors with forward Adrienne Johnson leading them on the season by averaging double figures in each game. Senior guard Whitney Jones follows closely behind with an average of 11.6 points per game.

After the two road games and the holidays, the Techsters will travel to Miami to compete in the Fun and Sun Classic Dec. 29-30 before returning home at 2 p.m. Jan. 2 to take on Southern Mississippi in the Thomas Assembly Center.

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