Lady Raiders Win 10th Straight, Beat New Mexico 87-46
December 29, 1998
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Angie Braziel scored 23 points, leading No. 10 Texas Tech to an 87-46 victory Tuesday night over New Mexico.
Braziel had 16 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in the first half alone. She ended with 13 rebounds and six blocks for the Lady Raiders (11-1), who won their 10th straight.
Rene Hanebutt added 20 points, Katrisa O'Neal 14 and Keitha Dickerson 11.
Katie Kern scored eights points for New Mexico (8-3), which had a four-game winning streak snapped.
New Mexico, which shot 28 percent from the field in the first half and finished at 32 percent for the game, was overmatched from the start, falling behind 15-4 in the first five minutes.
Texas Tech held the Lobos scoreless during another four-minute span and pushed the lead to 26-6 with 11 minutes remaining in the half. The Lady Raiders added an 11-0 run, including five points from Dickerson, to build a 37-11 advantage at the 7:20 mark. Tech led 48-22 at halftime.
Braziel scored the first six points of the second half for the Lady Raiders, winners of 23 of their last 25 games. Hanebutt hit her fourth 3-pointer as Texas Tech inflated its cushion to 54-25 with 17 minutes left to play in the game.