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Nov. 5, 1997

Lady Raider Depth Proven in First Scrimmage

LUBBOCK, Texas ‹ In their first scrimmage of the season, the Lady Raiders proved that team depth could very well be one of their strengths.

³I think one thing I have felt all along, and it showed tonight, is that we are 10 or 11 deep. Through 12 players we are probably deeper now than weıve ever been at this point in the season,² Texas Tech Head Coach Marsha Sharp said.

All-America candidate Alicia Thompson put in a squad high 23 points, while junior Kyna Cosby added 20. Thompson and junior Angie Braziel both grabbed seven rebounds each, while Braziel scored 19 points. Freshman Katrisa OıNeal had 15 points. Others scoring in double digits included juniors Julie Lake with 12 and Cara Gibbs with 11. All 15 Lady Raiders scored at least once.

³Until Christmas there will probably be several different line-ups. Iım excited to put different line-ups together, depending on the situation,² Sharp said.

The first quarter and fourth quarters ended in a tie, while the second was decided by three and the third by four.

The Lady Raiders will have their final scrimmage of the season on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the womenıs gym. They will host Slovakia in their first exhibition game on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. Tech opens their 1997-98 season against the University of Texas-San Antonio on Nov. 22 in the UTSA Tournament.

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