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#7 Baylor Too Much for the Lady Raiders as They Fall 92-43 on Wednesday


Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports

The Lady Raider basketball team has now dropped their tenth straight game at the hands of #7 ranked Baylor Lady Bears.  In Tech’s defense, they have played one of the toughest stretches of their schedule, as they have played a  ranked opponent for four consecutive games now.  But none the less, the loss on Wednesday brings Candi Whitaker’s squads record to 6-14 on the year along with a 0-9 start to Big 12 play.

The first half was the teams worst of the year as they found themselves down 19-0 to start the game and 47-22 at halftime.  The second half would not be much better as Baylor came out on fire again, and at one point raising their lead to 63-22.  They would go on to lose the game by a final score of 92-43.  The Big 12’s leading scorer Odyssey Sims was actually held under her season average of nearly 30 as she only managed 25 points on 8-17 shooting.  She was able to help in other ways though as she added three rebounds and six assists in the win for the Lady Bears.

“I thought we played very timid, scared at the start,” said the first-year Lady Raiders head coach Candi Whitaker.  “I thought Marina came in and gave us a spark. She doesn’t know Baylor, and you could tell.  She just came in and made plays, got to the rim, found shooters.”  Junior guard Amber Battle would lead the team again but would struggle along with her teammates as she finished with just 11 points, but was able to add seven rebound.

With the loss the team must try to rebound this weekend when they play host to the Kansas Jayhawks with tip off for that game set for 4pm from the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock.

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