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Jan 25, 1997

Texas Tech Defeats Iowa State, 64-58

By Garrett McKinnon

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Iowa State Cyclones opened their game against the No. 14-ranked Texas Tech Lady Raiders running a pyramid-and-two zone defense, trying to shut down Tech's main scoring threats, guard Rene Hanebutt and forward Alicia Thompson. That left sophomore guard Julie Lake wide open, and she delivered.

Lake scored 13 of Tech's first 22 points, including three three-pointers, in leading the Lady Raiders (13-4, 5-2) to a 64-58 win over the Cyclones (9-7, 2-4).

Lake's 13 first-half points, along with two three-pointers by Hanebutt, staked the Raiders to a 28-24 halftime lead. The Raiders shot 46 percent in the half, hitting five of 12 three-pointers. Thompson, Tech's leading scorer, scored only four points in the first stanza.

The Cyclones opened the second half with a 5-0 run, taking a 29-28 lead with 19 minutes left to play on a jumper by Jayme Olson. The Raiders fought back, eventually taking the lead for good when a Lake three-pointer (her fourth of the game) put Tech up 33-31 with 16:54 left to play.

A jumper by Janel Grimm at the 15:47 mark pulled the Cyclones within three at 36-33, but it would be the last field goal ISU scored for the next four minutes.

By the time Grimm hit again with 12:06 left to play, the Raiders were ahead 43-33. The Lady Raiders, though, repaid the Cyclone scoring drought with one of their one. A free throw by post Cara Gibbs and another one by Thompson a minute later were the only points the Raiders would score for five minutes.

That allowed the Cyclones to cut the lead to four at 47-43 with 7:49 left to play.

Thompson finally broke the scoring lull, hitting one of two free throws and following that with a jumper to put the Lady Raiders up by seven, 50-43, with six minutes left in the game.

A three-pointer by Hanebutt with 4:39 left to play pushed the cushion back to a seemingly safe 10 points.

The Cyclones, a notorious three-point shooting team, hit three treys in the games final minutes, though. That, combined with poor free-throw shooting down the stretch by the Raiders, made the crowd of approximately 5,000 Raider fans in the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum extremely nervous.

Hanebutt nailed one of two free throws with 32 seconds to play, though, giving Tech a 62-56 lead. The Cyclones could only muster a jumper by Quintina Sullivan with 19 seconds left after that, and two more free throws by Hanebutt sealed the deal.

The Lady Raiders shot 52.4 percent for the game, hitting eight of 21 three-pointers. Ironically, the Raiders shot better from the field than they did from the free-throw stripe. Tech hit 12 of 24 free throws, missing five of 10 in the final minute and a half of the game.

The Cyclones out-rebounded the Raiders 37-24 and shot 41.8 percent for the game. ISU hit 10 of 32 three pointers, but only two of seven free throws.

"I think the Big 12 is going to be like this every time we play," said Tech head coach Marsha Sharp. "The offense we got out of Julie Lake in the first half was the key to the win."

Lake led the team with a game-high 22 points on nine of 13 shooting. Hanebutt scored 16 and Thompson 15 for the Raiders.

Grimm led the Cyclones with 19 points. She was followed by Amanda Bartz with 12 (on four of nine three-point shooting), and Olson and Tara Gunderson with 11 each.

"It was a pretty good team win against a good basketball team," said Sharp.

The Lady Raiders will travel to Lawrence, Kan. for a rare Thursday night game Jan. 30 against the Big 12-leading Kansas Jayhawks. Tipoff is set for 7:00 CST.

IOWA ST (58)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Olson           36   3-9   0-0   1-8  5  4    9
Gunderson       40  4-11   0-0   0-3  3  3   11
Grimm           29  9-16   1-2   4-9  2  3   19
Hand            10   0-0   0-1   2-3  1  0    0
Martin          15   0-4   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Palmer           3   0-1   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Shelton          1   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  1    0
Sullivan        13   1-1   0-0   1-3  1  4    2
Bartz           25  4-10   0-2   2-4  2  1   12
Huelman         28   2-4   1-2   3-6  3  5    5
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TOTALS         200 23-56   2-7 13-36 17 21   58
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Percentages: FG-.411, FT-.286. 3-Point Goals:
10-32, .313 (Olson 3-8, Gunderson 3-10, Grimm
0-2, Martin 0-2, Palmer 0-1, Bartz 4-9). Team
rebounds: 3. Blocked shots: None. Turnovers: 21
(Gunderson 8, Bartz 3, Grimm 2, Martin 2, Olson
2, Sullivan 2, Huelman, Shelton). Steals: 6
(Gunderson 2, Bartz, Grimm, Hand, Olson).
TEXAS TECH (64)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Thompson        37  5-11   5-8   2-7  1  2   15
Hanebutt        36   4-9   5-6   1-3  2  0   16
Boles           18   1-1   0-1   1-4  2  2    2
Lake            40  9-13   0-1   0-5  2  1   22
Parker           5   0-1   0-0   0-0  2  0    0
Schmucker       30   1-5   0-2   1-3  5  3    3
Gibbs           19   1-1   2-4   0-1  2  4    4
Cockerell        2   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Dickerson       13   1-3   0-2   2-5  0  2    2
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TOTALS         200 22-44 12-24  7-28 16 14   64
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Percentages: FG-.500, FT-.500. 3-Point Goals:
8-22, .364 (Thompson 0-2, Hanebutt 3-7, Lake 4-8,
Schmucker 1-5). Team rebounds: 1. Blocked shots:
None. Turnovers: 12 (Lake 5, Hanebutt 3,
Dickerson 2, Parker, Schmucker). Steals: 8 (Gibbs
2, Lake 2, Dickerson, Hanebutt, Schmucker,
Thompson).
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Iowa St            24   34  -   58
Texas Tech         28   36  -   64
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Technical fouls: None.  A: 7,917. Officials:
Larry Dewitt, Teresa Dahlem, Bob Rodriguez.

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