Techsters reflect on season

February 6, 2014



Whitney Frazier’s double-double helped lead the Lady Techsters to a 71-50 win over Texas-San Antonio last Saturday. – Photo courtesy of the Ruston Daily Leader

Paul Harris
Staff Reporter


In the 20 games this season, the Lady Techsters basketball team has not been satisfied with their win-loss column thus far.


The team has posted a 7-13 record overall and a 2-5 record in their new Conference USA.


“Thus far it hurts to see the result of our season but as a unit we will not give up,” junior forward Whitney Frazier said. “You can see everyone in practice is fed up with falling short so we go out every day with the mindset to get better.”


Head coach Teresa Weatherspoon said turnovers have plagued the Techsters throughout the season so far.


“It’s very important that we cut down on turning the ball over,” Weatherspoon said. “That has probably been our biggest negative this season.”


Weatherspoon said the turnovers have not been overlooked. She said all of them are analyzed on film.


“When watching film, we look at the first three steps after a turnover, are we watching or are those three steps sprinting to get back to stop that transition,” Weatherspoon said. “We don’t want to see a double negative. If we turn it over, we want to sprint back to be in position to get the ball back and score.”


Regardless of the negatives, there have been some positive flashes on the court this year. Frazier, who has been starting since she was a freshman, leads the team in multiple categories.


“This displays the progress and maturation she has endured as a player at the collegiate level,” Weatherspoon said. “She’s playing so well because she puts in the extra time, she constantly wants to get better.”


Frazier currently leads the Lady Techsters in points per game (15.3), field goal percentage (.471 percent), free throw percentage (.776 percent) and rebounds per game (9.7).


The Lady Techster’s are currently second to last in the Conference USA race ahead of Marshall University. There are eight conference games remaining in the season. The conference tournament begins March 11, in El Paso, Texas.


“It’s been frustrating for our kids, but they aren’t only talking about being better, they’re showing it as well,” Weatherspoon said. “None of us are giving up, we believe in ourselves and we are going to stay in that frame of mind. We have to continue to do all the little things to give ourselves a chance to win.”


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