Lady Raiders Look For Season Sweep Of Texas

Big 12 Player of the Week Keitha Dickerson and seventh-ranked Texas Tech face Texas Wednesday on the road.

Big 12 Player of the Week Keitha Dickerson and seventh-ranked Texas Tech face Texas Wednesday on the road.
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Feb. 22, 2000

LUBBOCK, Tex. - No. 7 Texas Tech will travel to Texas for a 7 p.m. game at the Frank Erwin Center. It will be the 59th meeting between the two schools.

The Lady Raiders
Texas Tech owns a 21-3 mark and 10-3 in Big 12 play. Senior Aleah Johnson leads the Lady Raiders in scoring with a 13.9 average followed by freshman Plenette Pierson at 13.5, senior Keitha Dickerson at 12.5 and junior Katrisa O'Neal at 11.3. Dickerson is Tech's top rebounder as she is averaging 10.2 boards per outing, which is first in the Big 12. Senior Melinda Schmucker-Pharies has a team-high 128 assists, while Pierson owns a team-best 17 blocks and O'Neal has 83 steals.

The Lady Raiders are shooting 43.4 percent from the field, 28.7 percent from the three-point arc and 60.7 percent from the charity stripe.

Scouting the Opponent
Texas enters the game with a 17-9 record and 8-5 in Big 12 play after losing at Colorado, 79-75, last Saturday. In that game, senior Edwina Brown led the Longhorns with 22 points followed by sophomore Tracy Cook with 13 and freshman Tai Dillard with 10 points. Cook and junior Carla Littleton each had 10 rebounds, while Brown had game highs of nine assists and five steals. Texas shot 44.8 percent (30-67) from the field, 42.9 percent (3-7) from three-point range and 85.7 percent (12-14) from the free throw line.

On the year, Brown paces the Longhorns in scoring with a 21.3 average followed by freshman Alisha Sare at 11.8 and junior JoRuth Woods at 9.7. Brown is also the top rebounder, grabbing 7.9 boards per contest. Brown has team highs of 154 assists and 75 steals, while Littleton is the top shot blocker with 57 blocks.

The Longhorns are shooting 43.2 percent from the field, 34.5 percent from three-point range and 68.2 percent from the charity stripe.

Jody Conradt is in her 24th season at the helm of the Longhorns, establishing a record of 625-169. She is also in her 30th year as a she head coach with a record of 743-231.

Series Record
It is the 59th meeting between Texas Tech and Texas with the Longhorns holding a 44-14 advantage. Tech is 14-31 in the Marsha Sharp era. The Lady Raiders were victorious the in the first meeting this year, 73-44, in Lubbock on Feb. 3. Tech has won two straight games with Texas. Texas' last win was Feb. 6, 1999 in a 74-70 triumph in Austin.

Last Time vs. Texas
February 3, 2000 - Lubbock, Texas - Senior Aleah Johnson scored 20 points as No. 9 Texas Tech beat Texas 73-44.

Johnson went to the bench in foul trouble with 5:16 left in the half, but by that time Texas Tech was ahead 40-16. Texas was unable to take advantage, as both teams were scoreless over the last five minutes of the half.

Texas got no closer than 18 points in the second half. Edwina Brown, with 18 points, was the only Texas player in double figures.

Freshman Plenette Pierson contributed 15 points and senior Keitha Dickerson had 10 points and 14 rebounds for Tech. Senior guard Melinda Schmucker-Pharies added 13 points, including three three-pointers.

Texas Longhorns (17-9/8-5 Big 12) vs.
#7/7 Texas Tech Lady Raiders (21-3/10-3 Big 12)

February 23, 2000 - Austin, Texas - 7 p.m.
Frank Erwin Center (16,175)

Probable Starters

Texas Tech Lady Raiders
Head Coach: Marsha Sharp (427-132, 18th season)
Pos.Name (Ht., Yr., Hometown)PPGRPGFG%FT%
F-15Aleah Johnson (6-1, Sr., Carrollton, Texas)
F-25Keitha Dickerson (6-0, Sr., Elk City, Okla.)12.510.2.527.583
C-54Plenette Pierson (6-1, Fr., Kingwood, Texas)
G-3Melinda Schmucker-Pharies (5-9, Sr., Nazareth, Texas)
G-24Katrisa O'Neal (5-6, Jr., Plainview, Texas)

Top Reserves

Pos.Name (Ht., Yr., Hometown)PPGRPGFG%FT%
G-32Amber Tarr (6-0, So., Ozona, Texas)
C-34Tanisha Ellison (6-1, So., Houston, Texas)
G-1Courtney Pastner (5-5, Fr., Kingwood, Texas)

Texas Longhorns
Head Coach: Jody Conradt (625-169, 24th season)

Pos.Name (Ht., Yr., Hometown)PPGRPGFG%FT%
F-23Tracy Cook (6-2, So., Cedar Hill, Texas)
F-24Edwina Brown (5-10, Sr., Lockhart, Texas)
C-44Carla Littleton (6-4, Jr., Junction City, Kan.)
G-5Alisha Sare (5-8, Fr., Lewisville, Texas)
G-20JoRuth Woods (5-10, Jr., Cedar Hill, Texas)

A Look Back
Senior Keitha Dickerson scored 23 points in leading No. 12 Texas Tech to a 86-81 victory over No. 20 Oklahoma last Saturday.

Tech had seven free throws during the final minute as foul trouble caused the Sooners to lose Caton Hill four minutes after losing Phylesha Whaley.

Tech led 36-29 at halftime but Oklahoma used a 21-8 run early in the second half to get even at 50-50. Stacey Dales' basket put the Sooners ahead 52-50 with 14:08 to play.

Thirty seconds later, Dickerson tied the game with a field goal, and senior Aleah Johnson made a free throw moments later to put the Lady Raiders ahead for good.

Freshman Plenette Pierson contributed 18 points for Tech and Johnson, senior Melinda Schmucker-Pharies and junior Katrisa O'Neal each contributed 12.

LaNeishea Caufield led the Sooners with 29. Stacey Dales added 22 and Whaley 18.

Lady Raider Head Coach Marsha Sharp
One of the most respected and well-known coaches in Texas Tech history, head coach Marsha Sharp is 427-132 in her 18th year at the helm of the Lady Raiders. The 1999 Big 12 Coach of the Year, for the second consecutive year, has led the Lady Raiders to 12 NCAA Tournament appearances, including 10 consecutive, and five NCAA Sweet 16 appearances and the NCAA National Championship in 1993. While in the SWC, coach Sharp and the Lady Raiders never finished below third, they won or shared the last five championships, and they captured three Post-Season Classic titles. Sharp claimed her 400th career victory last season in the 83-71 win at Colorado on Feb. 24, 1999.

A 1974 graduate of Wayland Baptist University, Sharp was named the National Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1994. She also reaped SWC Coach of the Year honors seven times, five consecutively.

NCAA Stats
As of games through Feb. 21, Texas Tech is fourth in the nation in scoring defense at 53.4. Tech is also 12th in won-lost percentage (.875) and 17th in scoring margin (14.5)

Junior Katrisa O'Neal is 15th in steals with a 3.5 average and senior Keitha Dickerson ranks 24th in rebounding with a 10.2 average.

30 Straight Big 12 Wins at Home
Texas Tech currently holds a 30-game winning streak for Big 12 home games. The Lady Raiders hold a 30-1 record in Big 12 games played in Lubbock. The last time and the only Big 12 home loss came against Oklahoma State in a 78-56 loss Jan. 8, 1997.

11th Straight 20-Win Season
With the victory over Nebraska Feb. 16, Texas Tech claimed its 11th straight 20-win season and its 15th 20-win season under head coach Marsha Sharp. During the Sharp era, Tech has compiled three 30-win seasons, including last year's record of 30-4.

Big 12 Player of the Week
Senior Keitha Dickerson was named the Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for games from Feb. 14-20. She averaged 17.5 points and 9.0 rebounds while leading Texas Tech to wins over Nebraska and No. 18/20 Oklahoma. She connected on 13-of-20 field goal attempts for a .650 percentage and 9-of-14 free throws for a .643 percentage. Dickerson also contributed eight assists and four steals.

Dickerson Scores Career High
Senior Keitha Dickerson scored a career-high 23 points in the Lady Raiders win over No. 18 Oklahoma Feb. 19. Her previous career high was 21, which she had scored twice in her career.

Most Points Score in Conference Play
Texas Tech's 86 points scored against Oklahoma Feb. 19 was the most the Lady Raider have scored against at Big 12 opponent and the second highest of the season. Tech scored 102 points vs. Southwest Texas State Nov. 26.

4-1 on TV
Texas Tech is now 4-1 when playing live on television. Tech started off the season beating LSU on Lifetime Television and then beat Kansas and Texas A&M on FOX Sports Nets and Oklahoma on espn2 all in Lubbock, while losing at Iowa State FOX Sports Net.

Double Digits for Starters
All five starters scored in double figures in the victory over Oklahoma Feb. 19. Senior Keitha Dickerson led the way with a career-high 23 points, followed by freshman Plenette Pierson with 18, seniors Aleah Johnson and Melinda Schmucker-Pharies and junior Katrisa O'Neal each scored 12 points.

Getting the Minutes
This season, Texas Tech has been putting their starters to work. Four of the five are averaging 31-plus minutes a game, while two of them are averaging more that 34 minutes a game. Senior Melinda Schmucker-Pharies is averaging 35.5 minutes a game followed by senior Keitha Dickerson at 34.1, junior Katrisa O'Neal at 33.4, senior Aleah Johnson at 31.8 and freshman Plenette Pierson at 27.2 minutes per contest.

No. 12 for Dickerson
Senior Keitha Dickerson once again recorded a double-double as she scored 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the Lady Raiders' win over Nebraska Feb. 16. It was her third straight double-double and her fourth in five games.

Dickerson Up to Sixth
Senior Keitha Dickerson tallied 15 rebounds vs. Nebraska Feb. 16 to move her into sixth on Tech's all-time career list for rebounds. She currently has 757 career rebounds. Standing in fifth is Reena Lynch (86-90) with 887.

Season Highs
Senior Keitha Dickerson tied her season high of 15 rebounds, while junior Katrisa O'Neal matched her season-high seven rebounds vs. Nebraska Feb. 16 and vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19.

10th and 11th Double-Double for Dickerson
Senior Keitha Dickerson recorded her 10th double-double of the season at Missouri Feb. 8 as she scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Lady Raiders' 52-49 loss in Columbia, Mo. Dickerson then came back and chipped in 14 points and 11 rebounds for her 11th double-double of the season vs. Texas A&M.

Looking to Move Up
Senior Melinda Schmucker-Pharies needs 12 assists to tie Krista Kirkland (89-93) for first on Tech's all-time career list for assists at 553, while junior Katrisa O'Neal needs 19 steals to tie Noel Johnson (91-95) for second on the Lady Raiders' all-time career list for steals at 264.

Home Court Streak
The Lady Raiders currently hold a 27-home game winning streak. Tech's streak ranks them third among NCAA Division I home-court winning streaks. Grambling currently has the number one streak at 64 games.

A Look Ahead
Tech travel to Oklahoma State Feb. 26 for a 7 p.m. game. The last regular season game will be at the United Spirit Arena on Feb. 29 vs. Baylor at 7 p.m. The Big 12 Conference Tournament will take place in Kansas City, Mo. March 7-11 at the Municipal Auditorium.

Lady Raiders in the Polls
Since January 20, 1992, the Lady Raiders have been ranked in the Top 25 in the Associated Press poll and/or the USA Today/ESPN poll, a total of 150 weeks. That includes this week's rankings of seventh in the USA Today/ESPN and by the AP.

Upcoming Big 12 TV Schedule

Feb. 23Colorado at BaylorFSN7:30 p.m.
Feb. 26Texas at Texas A&MFSN3 p.m.
March 1Iowa State at TexasFSN7:30 p.m.

Did you know that...

  • there is a brother and sister who play Division I basketball and both play for teams that are ranked in the top 10. That's right, Lady Raider freshman Courtney Pastner and Arizona's senior guard Josh Pastner are brother and sister. 1999-2000


    Starting Lineups
    1) Johnson, Dickerson, Pierson, Schmucker-Pharies, O'Neal: 21-3

    Double-Figure Scoring Games: Johnson 20, Dickerson 19, Pierson 18, O'Neal 15, Schmucker-Pharies 5, Ellison 3, Tarr 2, Nagle 1

    Double-Figure Rebounding Games: Dickerson 14, Pierson 4, Johnson 1

    Games Leading Tech in Scoring: Johnson 9, Pierson 7, O'Neal 5, Dickerson 3

    Games Leading Tech in Rebounding: Dickerson 17, Pierson 4, Johnson 1

    Games Leading Tech in Assists: Schmucker-Pharies 15, O'Neal 8, Dickerson 5, Johnson 2, Tarr 1


    TECH TOTALS53-79.671


    Ahead at halftime:18-112-06-1
    Behind at halftime:3-21-02-2
    Tied at halftime:0-00-00-0
    Bench outscores opponents:9-06-03-0
    Shooting 50 percent or better:6-14-02-1
    Shooting under 50 percent:15-29-06-2
    Outshooting opponents:17-010-07-0
    Outrebounding opponents:15-19-06-1
    Outrebounded by opponents:6-24-02-2
    Fewer turnovers than opponents:19-313-06-3
    More turnovers than opponents: 2-00-02-0

    Longest winning streak: 10 Sundays: 1-1Wednesdays: 6-0
    Longest losing streak: 1 Mondays: 1-0Thursdays: 1-0
    Current streak: 3 wins Tuesdays: 2-1 Fridays: 2-0 Saturdays: 8-1

    Big 12 Standings
    (as of games through Feb. 20)

    Big 12 Overall
    Texas Tech10-321-3
    Iowa State 10-319-5
    Oklahoma State5-813-12
    Kansas State5-812-14
    Texas A&M3-1011-12

    Upcoming Action

    Tuesday, Feb. 22
    Oklahoma at Kansas State, 7 p.m.
    Oklahoma State at Nebraska, 7:05 p.m.

    Wednesday, Feb. 23
    Texas Tech at Texas, 7 p.m.
    Colorado at Baylor (FSN), 7:30 p.m.
    Iowa State at Texas A&M, 7 p.m.
    Kansas at Missouri, 7 p.m.

    Poll Position
    The Texas Tech Lady Raiders are seventh in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 and seventh in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the week of Feb. 21.

    1999-00 National Women's Basketball
    Division I Attendance Figures

    (Top 10 as of Feb. 21, 2000)

    Texas Tech166,602/1312,816
    Iowa State139,030/1310,695
    New Mexico122,268/148,733
    SW Missouri St.117,666/157,844
    Ohio State93,286/137,176

    Weekly Press Luncheon
    Each Monday Marsha Sharp will conduct a weekly press luncheon in press conference room at the United Spirit Arena. Coach Sharp's press conference will begin promptly at 11 a.m. followed by coach James Dickey's at 11:15 a.m. Lunch will follow in the Athletic Dining Hall.

    1999-00 Double-Doubles

    Keitha Dickerson16 points, 15 reboundsvs. Rice, Nov. 23
    11 points, 11 reboundsvs. Southwest Texas St., Nov. 26
    11 points, 11 reboundsvs. SMU, Dec. 4
    11 points, 13 reboundsvs. Lamar, Dec. 15
    16 points, 14 reboundsat South Florida, Dec. 17
    11 points, 10 reboundsat TCU, Dec. 22
    10 points, 10 reboundsat Iowa State, Jan. 2
    19 points, 12 reboundsvs. Santa Clara, Jan. 5
    10 points, 14 reboundsvs. Texas, Feb. 3
    15 points, 12 reboundsat Missouri, Feb. 8
    14 points, 11 reboundsvs. Texas A&M, Feb. 12
    12 points, 15 reboundsvs. Nebraska, Feb. 16
    Plenette Pierson14 points, 10 reboundsvs. Rice, Nov. 23
    21 points, 10 reboundsat USC, Nov. 29
    15 points, 10 reboundsvs. Oklahoma State, Jan. 15
    17 points, 11 reboundsvs. Kansas, Jan. 22
    Aleah Johnson14 points, 14 reboundsat New Mexico, Dec. 8

    Career Assists
    Schmucker-Pharies on the move

    1. 553Krista Kirkland (89-93)
    2. 544Melinda Schmucker-Pharies
    3. 482Camille Franklin (82-86)
    4. 441Julie Lake (95-99)

    Career Rebounds
    Dickerson climbing up the list

    1. 1,247Carolyn Thompson (80-84)
    2. 953Alicia Thompson (94-98)
    3. 927Michi Atkins (92-96)
    4. 924Gwen McCray (79-83)
    5. 887Reena Lynch (86-90)
    6. 757Keitha Dickerson
    7. 746Jill Owens (75-79)
    8. 741Stacey Siebert (86-90)

    Career Steals
    O'Neal going up the charts

    1. 303Camille Franklin (83-86)
    2. 264Noel Johnson (91-95)
    3. 248Katrisa O'Neal
    4. 237Carolyn Thompson (80-84)
    5. 226Sheryl Swoopes (91-93)

    Where the Lady Raiders Stand

    (as of games through Feb. 20)

    Big 12 Team Stats
    (all games)

    Scoring Offense8th67.9
    Scoring Defense1st53.4
    Scoring Margin2nd+14.5
    Free Throw Pct.12th.607
    Field Goal Pct.5th.434
    Field Goal Pct. Defense2nd.381
    3-Point Field Goal Pct.11th.287
    3-Point Field Goal Pct. Defense2nd.284
    Rebounding Offense11th38.2
    Rebounding Defense5th36.4
    Rebounding Margin6th+1.8
    Turnover Margin1st+6.79
    Assist/Turnover Ratio3rd0.97
    Blocked Shots10th2.54
    Offensive Rebounds10th13.46
    Defensive Rebounds9th24.71
    3-Point Field Goals Made11th2.75

    Big 12 Individual Stats
    (must appear in 75% of games)

    Aleah Johnson11th13.9
    Plenette Pierson14th13.5
    Keitha Dickerson1st10.2
    Assist/Turnover Ratio
    Melinda Schmucker-Pharies1st2.42
    Katrisa O'Neal10th1.25
    Field Goal Percentage
    Plenette Pierson8th.536
    Keitha Dickerson10th.527
    Melinda Schmucker-Pharies4th5.33
    Katrisa O'Neal1st3.46
    Keitha Dickerson6th2.83
    Melinda Schmucker-Pharies8th2.21
    3-Point Field Goal Percentage
    Amber Tarr10th.361
    Offensive Rebounds
    Keitha Dickerson8th2.88
    Defensive Rebounds
    Keitha Dickerson1st7.29

    #1 Courtney Pastner
    Has played in 15 games...scored career-high six points vs. Southwest Texas State Nov. 26 as she hit two three-point baskets...had a career-high three rebounds vs. Colorado Jan. 12...grabbed two rebounds and had a steal against SWT...scored five points vs. Lamar Dec. 15, while adding two assists...had a career-high two steals at Central Florida Dec. 19 and vs. Santa Clara Jan. 5...also had two assists at UCF and vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 15.

    #3 Melinda Schmucker-Pharies
    Has started all 24 games...leads the team in assists with 128...had a season-high 13 assists at Texas A&M Jan. 29...dished out 10 assists at TCU Dec. 22...scored a season-high 13 points vs. Lamar Dec. 15, also hit three three-pointers...scored 10 points, while hitting two three-point baskets at New Mexico Dec. 8...scored nine points vs. SMU Dec. 4...played all 45 minutes in win at USC Nov. 29... played all 40 minutes in the win over LSU Nov. 20...dished out a team-high 11 assists against Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...had a season-high five steals against Rice Nov. 23 and at Kansas State Jan. 18...recorded first block of the season at Kansas State...hit three three-pointers vs. Kansas Jan. 22...has had a season-high five rebounds three times this year...matched season highs of 13 point and three three-pointers vs. Texas Feb. 3...matched her season highs of five rebounds and five steals at Missouri Feb. 8...scored 12 points vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19.

    #15 Aleah Johnson
    Has started all 24 games...had her first double-double of the season with 14 points and a career-high 14 rebounds at New Mexico Dec. 8...scored a career-high 21 points against Southwest Texas State Nov. 26 in just 15 minutes of play...matched her career-high 21 points vs. Kansas Jan. 22...had a career-high seven assists vs. Lamar Dec. 15...scored 16 points against LSU Nov. 20...had 15 points against Rice Nov. 23...grabbed six rebounds vs. LSU...also had a block vs. LSU...scored 11 points at USC Nov. 29...had a career-high four steals at USC and vs. Texas A&M Feb. 12...had a career-high two blocks vs. Colorado Jan. 12...scored 19 points vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 15...tallied a career-high five assists at Texas A&M Jan. 29...scored 20 points vs. Texas Feb. 3...scored 19 points at Baylor Feb. 5...scored 17 points at Missouri Feb.8...scored 18 points, going 10-for-10 from the free throw line vs. Nebraska Feb. 16...scored 12 points vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19.

    #24 Katrisa O'Neal
    Has started all 24 games...scored a career-high 21 points at Central Florida Dec. 19 and matched her season highs of six rebounds and five steals...scored 18 points vs. Santa Clara Jan. 5 and had a career-high eight assists and a season-high two blocks...scored 17 points vs. Rice Nov. 23 and matched that at USC Nov. 29...hit her first three-pointer at South Florida Dec. 17...dished out assists vs. Lamar Dec. 15...grabbed six rebounds vs. LSU Nov. 20 and Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...finished with four assists against Rice and SWT...had four steals against LSU and SMU Dec. 4...recorded a block vs. Lamar Dec. 15 and at USF...grabbed a season-high seven rebounds at Baylor Feb. 5...matched her season high of seven rebounds vs. Nebraska Feb. 16 and Oklahoma Feb. 19...also scored 12 points vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19.

    #25 Keitha Dickerson
    Has started all 24 games...has recorded 12 double-doubles this season, which is first in the Big 12...named Big 12 Player of the Week Feb. 21...scored a career-high 23 points vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19...scored 16 points while grabbing a season-high 15 rebounds against Rice Nov. 23...had 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. SMU Dec. 4...had 11 points and 13 rebounds vs. Lamar Dec. 15...matched season-high 16 points and had 14 rebounds at South Florida Dec. 17...scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds at TCU Dec. 22...had 10 points and 10 rebounds at Iowa State Jan. 2...scored a season-high 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. Santa Clara Jan. 5, while getting a career-high eight steals...scored 10 points and had 14 rebounds vs. Texas Feb. 3...had 15 points and 12 rebounds at Missouri Feb. 8...had 14 points and 11 rebounds vs. Texas A&M Feb. 12...scored 12 points and matched her season high of 15 rebounds vs. Nebraska Feb. 16...scored 14 points at New Mexico Dec. 8...had a season-high two blocks vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 15, which matched a career high...recorded a career-high seven assists vs. Kansas Jan. 22...scored 18 points at Texas A&M Jan. 29.

    #32 Amber Tarr
    Has played in all 24 games...had a career high 12 points, hitting a career-high four three-pointers at TCU Dec. 22...had a career-high five rebounds vs. Colorado Jan. 12...scored nine points vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 15...scored eight points, while hitting two three-pointers and recorded her first block of her career...scored six points vs. Lamar Dec. 15 and at South Florida Dec. 17...hit two three-pointers vs. Lamar and at USF, while getting four rebounds vs. Lamar...scored six points against Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...has hit one three-point basket in games against LSU Nov. 20 and SWT...dished out a career-high seven assists vs. Southwest Texas State...had two steals vs. LSU and Santa Clara Jan. 5...scored 10 points at Texas A&M Jan. 29.

    #34 Tanisha Ellison
    Has played in all 24 games...scored a career-high 12 points in the victory over Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...had six rebounds vs. SWT...scored 10 points in 14 minutes vs. SMU Dec. 4...had a career-high eight rebounds vs. Texas Feb. 3...scored 10 points vs. Kansas Jan. 22...matched her career high of three blocks at Texas A&M Jan. 29 and vs. Texas Feb. 3...had a career-high two assists vs. Kansas, while recording a steal and a block...recorded a steal vs. LSU Nov. 20, at USC Nov. 29, vs. Lamar, South Florida Dec. 17, at Kansas State Jan. 18, at Missouri Feb. 8 and vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19...scored eight points vs. Nebraska Feb. 16...matched her career-high two assists vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19.

    #50 Nikki Hendrix
    Made collegiate debut against Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...has played in nine games...scored four points and grabbed three rebounds...also had a block vs. SWT...made an appearance vs. Lamar Dec. 15 and recorded an assist...hit a three-pointer in win at Central Florida Dec. 19.

    #54 Plenette Pierson
    Has started all 24 games as a freshman...has made an immediate impact as she has scored in double figures in 18 games...named Big 12 Rookie of the Week Dec. 6...scored a career-high 22 points vs. Colorado Jan. 12...also had three steals Colorado and Kansas Jan. 22...had 15 points and nine rebounds vs. Texas Feb. 3...scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds against Rice Nov. 23 for her first double-double...scored 21 points at USC Nov. 29 and had 10 rebounds in her second double-double...scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in her third double-double vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 15...scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds with her fourth double-double vs. Kansas...scored 21 points again vs. SMU Dec. 4 and Lamar Dec. 15...scored 20 points vs. Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...scored 15 points, 13 in the second half at New Mexico Dec. 8...had 12 points in collegiate debut against LSU Nov. 20...recorded a double-double against Rice with 14 points and 10 rebounds...had two steals against SWT...had a career-high three blocks vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 15 and at Kansas State Jan. 18...has eight blocks on the year...dished out a career-high two assists at Central Florida Dec. 19, vs. Texas Feb. 3 and vs. Texas A&M Feb. 12...matched her career-high 10 rebounds at TCU Dec. 22...scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while recording a career-high five steals at Baylor Feb. 5...scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. Oklahoma Feb. 19.

    #55 Jamie Nagle
    Has played in 11 games...made collegiate debut against Southwest Texas State Nov. 26...came off the bench and scored 12 points vs. SWT in 18 minutes of action...also had three blocked shots, six boards and an assist vs. SWT...scored three points against SMU Dec. 4...had an assist vs. SMU...had career-high two assists at Central Florida Dec. 19.

    1999-2000 Lady Raider Basketball
    Individual Season and Career Highs

    (players listed in numerical order)

    #1 Courtney Pastner
    Points:6 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-99 6 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-99
    3-Pointers:2 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-992 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-99
    Rebounds: 3 vs. Colorado, 1-12-003 vs. Colorado, 1-12-00
    Assists:2, three times2, three times
    Steals: 2, twice2, twice
    #3 Melinda Schmucker-Pharies
    Points: 13, three times19 vs. UCLA, 11-29-96
    3-Pointers: 3, four times4 vs. Auburn, 12-14-96
    Rebounds: 5, four times9 vs. Oklahoma State, 1-28-98
    Assists: 13 at Texas A&M, 1-29-0017 vs. Grambling, 3-13-98
    Steals: 5, three times7 vs. Rice, 12-30-96
    Blocks: 1 at Kansas State, 1-18-002 vs. Texas A&M, 2-10-99
    #15 Aleah Johnson
    Points: 21, twice21, twice
    3-Pointers:1, twice1, twice
    Rebounds: 14 at New Mexico, 12-8-9914 at New Mexico, 12-8-99
    Assists: 5 at Texas A&M, 1-29-005 at Texas A&M, 1-29-00
    Steals: 4, twice4, twice
    Blocks: 2 vs. Colorado, 1-12-002 vs. Colorado, 1-12-00
    #24 Katrisa O'Neal
    Points: 21 at Central Florida, 12-19-9921 at Central Florida, 12-19-99
    3-Pointers: 1 at South Florida, 12-17-993, three times
    Rebounds: 7, three times8 vs. Oklahoma, 1-6-99
    Assists: 8 vs. Santa Clara, 1-5-009 vs. Texas, 1-10-98
    Steals: 5, three times7 vs. Colorado, 1-17-98
    Blocks:2 vs. Santa Clara, 1-5-003 vs. Baylor, 1-30-99
    #25 Keitha Dickerson
    Points: 23 vs. Oklahoma, 2-19-0023 vs. Oklahoma, 2-19-00
    Rebounds: 15, twice16 at Baylor, 1-2-99
    Assists: 7 vs. Kansas, 1-22-007 vs. Kansas, 1-22-00
    Steals: 8 vs. Santa Clara, 1-5-008 vs. Santa Clara, 1-5-00
    Blocks: 2 vs. Oklahoma State, 1-15-002, twice
    #32 Amber Tarr
    Points: 12 at TCU, 12-22-9912 at TCU, 12-22-99
    3-Pointers: 4 at TCU, 12-22-994 at TCU, 12-22-99
    Rebounds: 5 vs. Colorado, 1-12-005 vs. Colorado, 1-12-00
    Assists: 7 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-997 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-99
    Steals: 2, twice2, twice
    Blocks:1 at Central Florida, 12-19-991 at Central Florida, 12-19-99
    #34 Tanisha Ellison
    Points: 12 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-9912 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-99
    Rebounds: 8 vs. Texas, 2-3-008 vs. Texas, 2-3-00
    Assists: 2, twice2, twice
    Steals: 1, nine times1, nine times
    Blocks: 3, twice3, three times
    #50 Nikki Hendrix
    Points:4 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-994 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-99
    3-Pointers:1 at Central Florida, 12-19-991 at Central Florida, 12-19-9
    Rebounds:3 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-993 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-99
    Assists:1 vs. Lamar, 12-15-991 vs. Lamar, 12-15-99
    Blocks:1 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-991 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-99
    #54 Plenette Pierson
    Points: 22 vs. Colorado, 1-12-0022 vs. Colorado, 1-12-00
    Rebounds: 11 vs. Kansas, 1-22-0011 vs. Kansas, 1-22-00
    Assists: 2, three times2, three times
    Steals: 5 at Baylor, 2-5-005 at Baylor, 2-5-00
    Blocks: 3, twice3, twice
    #55 Jamie Nagle
    Points:10 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-9910 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-99
    Rebounds:6 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-996 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-99
    Assists:2 at Central Florida, 12-19-992 at Central Florida, 12-19-99
    Blocks:3 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-993 vs. Southwest Texas State, 11-26-99



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