No. 12 Lady Raiders Roll Past New Mexico, 66-59
Dec. 8, 1999
By CHAKA FERGUSON
After sitting out most of the first half with foul trouble, Pierson returned in the second half to give the Lady Raiders (6-0) a much-needed boost.
She scored 13 of her points in the second half and helped Texas Tech hold the Lady Lobos (4-4) to 20 percent shooting from the field. New Mexico had shot 48 percent in the first half to take a 31-30 lead at halftime.
New Mexico stayed close for most of the contest, taking its final lead on a Jordan Adams jumper to make it 45-40. But the Lady Raiders ran off seven straight points - five by Pierson - to make it 47-45. They never trailed again.
The Lobos had cut the lead to 51-50 on Sonya Bryant's layup, but Melinda Pharies knocked down a 3-pointer and Tanisha Ellison and Keitha Dickerson scored on back-to-back breakaway layups to increase the lead to 58-50.
Dickerson finished with 14 points for Texas Tech and nine rebounds and
Pharies added 10 points. Adams led the Lady Lobos with 12 points, while Bryant
finished with 9.
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