Lady Raiders Reach Tournament Championship
December 23, 1998
HONOLULU (AP) - Rene Hanebutt and Angie Braziel each scored 20 points Tuesday night to lead No. 10 Texas Tech to a 82-59 victory over Loyola Marymount at the Ala Moana Hotel Paradise Classic.
Texas Tech (9-1) will meet host Hawaii in the tourney finale Wednesday.
"We're fired up about playing Hawaii on their home court," said Tech coach Marsha Sharp. "They have an awful good backcourt combination, and we're exited about playing them."
Hanebutt scored 17 points in the first half, then sat out most of the second half after the Lady Raiders built a big lead. She was 6-of-12 from the field, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range.
Keitha Dickerson added 18 points and 11 rebounds for Texas Tech.
Loyola Marymount (3-7) came within 13 points with 9:41 remaining in the game before Texas Tech pulled away again.
Dana Hunter led Loyola Marymount with 15 points and Julie Jarosz added 14.