Feb. 24, 2011
Oklahoma State Preview
Oklahoma State Feb. 26
School Supply Drive Night - Bring four items from the school supply list and purchase $5 tickets. Limit 4 tickets. School supplies benefit the TTU Jumpstart program. Learn more about the Jumpstart Program here. School supply list includes: Construction paper, Markers, Crayons, Glue, Child Safety Scissors, Colored Pencils, Pencils, Finger Paint (non-toxic), Play dough (non-toxic), Stamps, Stamp Pads, Letter Stencils, and Dry Erase Boards.
Wienerschnitzel Family 4 Pack - Four tickets, four hot dogs, four popcorns, four sodas. Call 742-TECH or order online today.
Guns Up Club Members - Free admission.
Oklahoma March 5
Senior Salute- All Senior Citizens (65+) can purchase $10 tickets (an $8 savings). Call 742-TECH to order in advance. Offer also available on gameday.
Wienerschnitzel Family 4 Pack - Four tickets, four hot dogs, four popcorns, four sodas. Call 742-TECH or order online today.
Guns Up Club Members - Free admission.
Texas Tech (19-8/6-7 Big 12) vs. Oklahoma State (15-11/3-10 Big 12)
Saturday, February 26 Lubbock, Texas
United Spirit Arena (15,050) 5 p.m. FSN
Texas Tech (19-8/6-7) returns home to host Oklahoma State (15-11/3-10) on Sat., Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. The game is being televised nationally on FSN. It is the 46th meeting between the two schools.
On the Air
The game is being televised nationally on FSN as Brenda VanLengen (play-by-play) and Debbie Antonelli (color analyst) call the game. The game can be heard on the radio on the Texas Tech Sports Network as Steve Strain (play-by-play) and Crystal Boles (color analyst) call the game. The game can also be heard on the internet at TexasTech.com through RaiderVision All Access. Live stats are available through GameTracker at TexasTech.com.
The Lady Raiders
Texas Tech is 19-8 overall and 6-7 in the Big 12 after dropping a contest at No. 5/5 Texas A&M, 84-60, on Tuesday. On the year, junior Kierra Mallard paces the team in scoring with a 12.7 average followed by senior Teena Wickett at 10.0 and sophomore Casey Morris at 9.6. Mallard is averaging a team-best 7.2 rebounds per outing, while Wickett is averaging 6.0. Wickett is shooting 51.2 percent from the field. Sophomore Mary Bokenkamp is shooting a team-high 43.9 percent from behind the arc, and sophomore Chynna Brown has a team-best 87.5 percent from the free throw line. Sophomore Monique Smalls has team highs of 96 assists and 68 steals. Mallard is the top shot blocker with 50 blocks. The Lady Raiders are averaging 66.2 points per game, while allowing their opponents 56.0 points per contest. Tech is shooting 42.6 percent from the field, 35 percent from three-point range and 67.8 percent from the charity stripe.
Oklahoma State enters the game with a 15-11 overall record and is 3-10 in the Big 12 after losing to Kansas, 73-66, on Wednesday night in Stillwater. On the year, sophomore Toni Young leads the Cowgirls in scoring with a 14.9 average followed by freshman Vicky McIntyre at 10.4. Young is the top rebounder, grabbing 9.0 boards per contest. Freshman Tiffany Bias has team highs of 111 assists and 52 steals, while McIntyre is the top shot blocker with 52 blocks. OSU is scoring 68.3 points per game and allowing its opponents 58.2 points per outing. The Cowgirls are shooting 40.2 percent from the field, 27.6 percent from the three-point arc and 64.5 percent from the free throw line.
It is the 46th meeting between Texas Tech and Oklahoma State with the Lady Raiders owning a 27-18 advantage over the Cowgirls. OSU won the first game this year, 62-52, on Feb. 9 in Stillwater. Last year, Tech won the first meeting upsetting No. 15/14 OSU, 65-57, in Stillwater on Feb. 13. OSU then beat the Lady Raiders, 80-70, in Lubbock on Feb. 28. OSU has won the last three contests in Lubbock with Tech getting its last home win, 75-49, on Jan. 6, 2007. The Lady Raiders are 12-7 against the Cowgirls in Lubbock.
Texas Tech head coach Kristy Curry is in her fifth season at the helm of the Lady Raiders. Curry has compiled a record of 85-70 at Tech and a career record of 264-121 in 12 years. Kurt Budke is in his sixth year as head coach at Oklahoma State with a record of 109-78. He is also in his 18th year as a head coach with a career record of 462-124.
Last Time vs. Oklahoma State
February 9 - Texas Tech suffered its sixth-straight loss as it fell to Oklahoma State, 62-52, Wednesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The first half saw seven lead changes with Tech getting its largest lead of the game of five points, 17-12, when Chynna Brown hit a jumper with eight and half minutes to go in the first period. Over the course of the next five minutes, the Cowgirls outscored Tech 10-4 to take back the lead. Their biggest lead of the half was eight points, 29-21, with 1:41 to play as Vicky McIntyre converted a three-point play - a layup and a free throw. OSU led 29-22 at the half. The Cowgirls opened the second half by scoring the first basket 10 seconds into the period to take a nine-point lead. OSU continued to control the game until 15:27 when Tech started a 10-1 run capped off by a layup by Shauntal Nobles to give the lady Raiders a 42-41 advantage with 11:39 remaining. OSU took back the lead on the next possession on a layup by Tiffany Bias, but Kierra Mallard responded with a layup and was fouled and connected on her free throw to give Tech back the lead at 44-43 with 8:06 to go. The Lady Raiders got up by three, 46-43, when Mallard hit one of two free throws with 7:41 left on the clock. After neither team scored the next two minutes, the momentum switched back to the Cowgirls as Bias made another layup with 5:45 left, cutting Tech's lead to one. OSU scored on its next two possessions to take a 50-46 lead with four minutes remaining. Tech knotted the game at 50-50 on a pair of free throws by Mallard with 3:38 to go. The contest was tied again with just 2:46 left at 52-52 before Tiffany Young made two free throws for OSU with 1:15 to go. On its next possession, Tech missed a layup by Brown and Nobles fouled Young to send her to the line for two shots. She made both to give the Cowgirls a four-point lead, 56-52. Casey Morris turned the ball over for Tech and had to foul, this time sending Bias to the charity stripe and she made both, 58-52, with 40 seconds on the clock. Nobles missed a layup on Tech's next possession with Young getting the rebound and Kelsi Baker fouled her with 22 seconds left. Young again made both attempts to give the Cowgirls an eight-point advantage. Young then made another two free throws with eight seconds left to give OSU the 10-point win. Mallard led Tech with 20 points, 16 of those coming in the second half. Brown chipped in 16 points. Mallard also finished with eight rebounds, four steals, two blocks and an assist. Young scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Cowgirls. The Lady Raiders shot 39.6 percent (19-48) from the field and OSU shot 38.9 percent (21-54). The Cowgirls outrebounded Tech 39-34. The Lady Raiders committed a season-high 27 turnovers.
The Last Time Out
(AP) - Danielle Adams scored 20 of her 30 points in the first half and had a career-high-tying 13 rebounds to lead No. 5 Texas A&M to an 84-60 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. The senior has scored 56 points in A&M's two meetings with the Lady Raiders this season and notched her only career triple-double against them last season. Texas A&M was up by eight at halftime and used a 16-4 run to open the second half and stretch the lead to 52-32 with about 15 minutes left. Sydney Colson and Adams both made 3-pointers and had three-point plays in that stretch to build the big lead. Texas Tech had trouble dealing with the physical play of Adams, who had 10 rebounds to go with her 20 points at halftime despite near constant double teams when she got the ball down low. Adams also made 2 of 3 3-pointers. The loss breaks a three-game winning streak for Texas Tech, who beat then-No. 1 Baylor on Saturday. Chynna Brown had 15 points and Teena Wickett added 11 for the Lady Raiders. Texas Tech leading scorer Kierra Mallard struggled on Tuesday, finishing with just four points on 1-of-5 shooting. Blair, a graduate of Texas Tech, approached Mallard after the game for a bit of encouragement. Adams, who leads the Big 12 in scoring and is second in rebounding, got her first career first-half double-double in the win and Tyra White added 20 points for Texas A&M. The 24-point loss is Texas Tech's most lopsided defeat of the season. The Lady Raiders' second-worst loss this season also came against Texas A&M, 79-65 on Feb. 5. The Lady Raiders didn't look much like the team that ended Baylor's 21-game winning streak three days earlier. In that game, they held the Bears to a season-low 25.9 percent shooting and their fewest points of the season. On Tuesday they allowed the Aggies to shoot better than 55 percent and Texas A&M's 84 points were the most they've allowed all season. Texas A&M was also helped by a season-high 89.5 percent free throw shooting (17 of 19). The game was tied at 16-all midway through the first half before Texas A&M used a 15-4 run to take a 31-20 about three minutes before halftime. Texas Tech scored eight straight points after that to cut the advantage to 31-28 two minutes later. Colson, who finished with 10 points, five assists and three steals, made a pair of free throws and Adams had a 3-point play in the last minute of the half to take a 36-28 lead into halftime.
A Look Ahead
The Lady Raiders wrap-up Big 12 play with a game at Texas on Wed., March 2, at 7 p.m., and then a home game against Oklahoma on Sat., March 5, at 2 p.m. on the Texas Tech Sports Network. The Big 12 Championship will take place March 8-9, 11-12 in Kansas City, Mo.
Academic All-Big 12
Three Lady Raiders earned Academic All-Big 12 honors as junior Jordan Barncastle and sophomore Mary Bokenkamp were named to the first team, while redshirt freshman Shauntal Nobles was named to the second team. It is the second honor for Barncastle and the first for both Bokenkamp and Nobles.
In the NCAA RPI (rate percentage index) as of games through Feb. 20, Texas Tech is ranked 27th.
New Website Unveiled
The women's basketball program unveiled a new fan website on Jan. 4 - www.goladyraiders.com. Fans can keep up with the Lady Raiders on this new and exciting website that features the past and the present of Lady Raider basketball. The website is an interactive site that provides video, information and a more inside look at the Texas Tech women's basketball program. Content will be updated throughout the season to keep fans up-to-date on the Lady Raiders.
As of games through Feb. 20, junior Kierra Mallard ranks 47th in blocked shots per game at 1.9, among all Division I players. Texas Tech ranks 27th in scoring defense at 55.0, 29th in scoring margin at 11.5, 35th in rebound margin at 5.9, 39th in three-point field goal percentage at 35.2, 46th in won-lost percentage at 73.1 and 50th in steals at 10.5, among all Division I teams.
Most Wins Under Curry
Texas Tech has 19 wins this season, the most wins in a season under head coach Kristy Curry. The Lady Raiders are looking for their first 20-win season since going 24-8 in 2004-05.
Texas Tech has tallied 284 steals in its 27 games for an average of 10.5 steals per game, which ranks second in the Big 12. Tech had a season-high 18 steals versus Missouri as senior Teena Wickett tallied a career-high six steals in that game.
Opponents Points Per Game
Texas Tech has held its opponents to 56.0 points per game. Only 10 opponents have scored 60 or more points, including five over 70 points, while Mississippi Valley State scored only 28 points. Tech has held three of its opponents to under 40 points and four to under 50 points, including two Big 12 opponents, Colorado (44) and Baylor (45).
Nearing 1,000 Points for Mallard
Junior Kierra Mallard is looking to become just the 28th player in Texas Tech history to score 1,000 points. Mallard enters the Oklahoma State game with 979 career points, just 21 shy of the 1,000-point plateau.
Mallard Cracks Top 10 in Blocks
Junior Kierra Mallard cracked the top 10 in career blocks this season and currently stands in fifth all-time with 141 blocks. Standing in fourth place is Stacey Siebert (1986-90) with 154. Mallard recorded a career-high seven blocks at Oklahoma.
Smalls Starting Streak
Sophomore Monique Smalls got her 60th-straight start at No. 5/5 Texas A&M. The Woodlands, Texas, native was the only player to start all 33 games in 2009-10.
Best Start Since 2003-04
Texas Tech started the season 16-1, which was its best start since the 2003-04 season when it went 17-1 to start the year. That season the Lady Raiders finished 25-8 and lost in the second round of the NCAA Championship to Louisiana Tech in Missoula, Mont. It is the first time Tech has started Big 12 play 3-0 under Kristy Curry.
Three in Double Figures at Texas A&M
Texas Tech had three players score in double figures at No. 5/5 Texas A&M led by sophomore Chynna Brown with 15 and followed by senior Teena Wickett with 11 and sophomore Monique Smalls with 10.
Smalls Ties Career-High Steals
Sophomore Monique Smalls tied her career-high six steals at No. 5/5 Texas A&M. She has had six steals twice this season and four times in her career.
Morris Dishes Out
Sophomore Casey Morris dished out five assists at No. 5/5 Texas A&M to tie her career high. She has tallied five assists seven times in her career, all coming this season.
Big 12 Player of the Week
Junior Kierra Mallard was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week on Feb. 21, as she averaged 14.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in helping Texas Tech to back-to-back top 25 wins over then No. 20/23 Iowa State and then No. 1/1 Baylor.
Beating No. 1
The win over No. 1/1 Baylor was the first time Texas Tech had beaten a No. 1 team since defeating No. 1 Texas, 62-49, on Feb. 22, 2004, in Lubbock. Tech was ranked No. 9 in that game. The victory also marked the first win over a top five team since beating No. 5 Baylor, 64-62, on Jan. 15, 2006, in Lubbock.
Back-to-Back Top 25 Wins
Texas Tech got back-to-back wins over top 25 teams. First the Lady Raiders beat then No. 20/23 Iowa State, 61-50, and then upset then No. 1/1 Baylor, 56-45. It marked the first back-to-back wins over top 25 teams since last year when beating No. 13/11 Texas A&M and No. 15/14 Oklahoma State.
In the Win Over Baylor
Against the Lady Bears, sophomore Casey Morris led Texas Tech with 13 points while sophomore Monique Smalls tied her season-high 11 points and junior Kierra Mallard chipped in 10 points. Sophomore Christine Hyde grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds as well. Tech held Baylor to is lowest scoring output of the season (45 points) and its worst shooting percentage of the year (25.9).
Texas Tech recorded its largest crowd of the season with 10,201 fans in attendance at the game against Baylor.
First Top 25 Win
Texas Tech got its first top 25 win of the season as it upset No. 20/23 Iowa State, 61-50, in Lubbock. Junior Kierra Mallard led the way with 19 points, all coming in the first half, followed by sophomore Christine Hyde, who tied her career high of 16 points and sophomore Casey Morris with 11 points. It was the first top 25 win since beating then No. 15/14 Oklahoma State, 65-57, on Feb. 13, 2010, in Lubbock.
Smalls Ties Career-High Assists
Sophomore Monique Smalls dished out eight assists versus Iowa State, tying her career high. Smalls has now had eight assists four times in her career.
Hyde Matches Career-High Points
Sophomore Christine Hyde matched her career high of 16 points against Iowa State. Hyde also scored 16 points last year against Houston in the Postseason WNIT.
Tech Gets Win at Colorado
Texas Tech snapped a six-game losing skid with a 28-point win at Colorado. Sophomore Casey Morris led the way with 19 points - her 14th double-digit scoring output this season. Sophomore Christine Hyde and junior Kierra Mallard added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Opponent High Turnovers
In the win at Colorado, Tech forced the Buffaloes to commit 28 turnovers, which was an opponent season high. The Lady Raiders converted 32 points off of those 28 turnovers as well.
Fifty Percent from the Field
The Lady Raiders shot 56 percent from the field (28-50) at Colorado, their highest field goal percentage during Big 12 play this year. It was their fifth time to shoot 50 percent or better this season.
Too Many Turnovers
The Lady Raiders had a season-high 27 turnovers at Oklahoma State, which surpassed their previous season high of 25 set at Oklahoma.
Twenty Points for Mallard
Junior Kierra Mallard had her fourth 20-point output as she scored 20 points at Oklahoma State. Sixteen of those 20 points came in the second half.
Brown Back to Double Digits
Sophomore Chynna Brown got back into double-digit scoring as she chipped in 16 points at Oklahoma State. Brown had scored in doubles figures in five-straight games starting with Missouri but only had four points in each of the two games (at Nebraska, Texas) prior to Oklahoma State. She has now scored in double digits eight times this season, all coming in the last 12 games.
Career High for Morris
Sophomore Casey Morris scored a career-high 23 points in the loss to then No. 6/6 Texas A&M. Morris surpassed her previous career high of 20 points, which she set during her freshman year at California.
Morris Back on Track
After not scoring in double figures the first five conference games, sophomore Casey Morris had three-straight double-figure scoring games. To go along with her career-high 23 points against Texas A&M, she had a team-high 13 points against Texas and a team-high 14 points at Nebraska.
Another Double-Digit Effort for Wickett
Senior Teena Wickett picked up her fourth-straight game of double-figure scoring as she finished with 15 points against the Aggies. Wickett has now scored in double-digits in 14 games this season.
First Home Loss
The Lady Raiders suffered their first home loss of the season to Texas, 75-67, on Jan. 26. Tech had won 12-straight games at the United Spirit Arena - 11 this year and versus Houston in the postseason WNIT in 2010.
Season Low Turnovers
Texas Tech committed just seven turnovers in the loss to Texas, which was a season low for the Lady Raiders. Their previous season low was 10 against Samford and UTSA.
Double-Digit Scoring for Brown
Sophomore Chynna Brown chipped in 10 points against Texas giving her five-straight games of double-digit scoring. That streak was halted at Nebraska as she finished with just four points.
Four in Double Figures, Again
Texas Tech again had four players score in double figures, this time against Texas. Sophomore Casey Morris led the way with 13 points followed by junior Kierra Mallard with 12 and senior Teena Wickett and sophomore Chynna Brown both added 10 points.
Second Half Struggles
In three of four Big 12 games, Texas Tech had been winning at halftime but came up short in the end. Tech was up two at the half at then No. 14/13 Oklahoma, up one at No. 1/1 Baylor and up seven at home against Texas. Ironically, in two of the three games prior to OU, Tech was down at the half - at Kansas by nine and against Missouri by 12 and came back to win both of those contests.
Another Double-Figure Output for Brown
Sophomore Chynna Brown had her third and fourth-consecutive double-figure scoring games as she poured in 17 points at then No. 14/13 Oklahoma and then had 12 points at No. 1/1 Baylor.
Four in Double Digits at Baylor
The Lady Raiders had four players in double figures at Baylor. Sophomore Christine Hyde came off the bench to score a team-high 14 points, while sophomore Chynna Brown and senior Teena Wickett both had 12 points and junior Mallard finished with 11. Tech's bench scored 26 of its 51 points as all 26 points came from Hyde and Brown.
Mallard Seeing Double Again
With 21 points and 12 rebounds, junior Kierra Mallard picked up her seventh double-double of the year at Oklahoma. It was her second-straight as well. She now has 16 career double-doubles.
Brown Hits Game Winner
Sophomore Chynna Brown led Texas Tech in scoring against K-State with 13 points. It marked her fourth double-digit scoring effort this season.
Sixth Double-Double for Mallard
Junior Kierra Mallard registered her sixth double-double of the season as she had 12 points and a season-high 14 rebounds against the Wildcats.
Wickett's First Double-Double at Tech
Senior Teena Wickett also recorded a double-double versus K-State with 11 points and a season-high 13 rebounds. The double-double marked the first as a Lady Raider and the sixth of her career. Wickett had five during her freshman year at Pepperdine. It was also her 10th double-digit scoring game of the year.
It may have seemed like déjà vu as Texas Tech had to come back from double-digit deficits to win two-straight games by almost the exact same score. Tech was down 15 at Kansas and came back to win 61-57 and then erased a 14-point deficit against Missouri to claim a 63-56 victory.
Career High for Brown
Sophomore Chynna Brown scored a career-high 22 points as she came off the bench and played 28 minutes in the win over Missouri last Wednesday. Brown was 6-for-11 from the field, including 1-for-1 from three-point range, and was a perfect 9-for-9 from the charity stripe. She also tied career highs of eight rebounds and three steals. Brown scored her previous career high of 16 points at Western Kentucky on Dec. 29.
Over 50 Percent from the Field
For the fourth time this season, the Lady Raiders shot over 50 percent from the field as they hit 51.9 percent (27-52) of their shots at WKU. Tech's other three games were against Northwestern State (54 percent), a season-high 60.3 percent against Charleston Southern and 50.9 percent versus American.
Big 12 Player of the Week
Senior Teena Wickett was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week after recording game highs of 16 points, eight rebounds, four steals and two assists in Texas Tech's win over California Dec. 20. The four steals tied her career high. Six of her points came from the free throw line where she was a perfect 6-for-6. Wickett saw 33 minutes of action against the Bears.
Shining Stars in Las Vegas
Senior Teena Wickett was named MVP of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic as she averaged 13.5 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 56 percent from the field in Tech's wins over Pittsburgh and California. Sophomores Casey Morris and Chynna Brown were named to the all-tournament team.
Junior Kierra Mallard was named MVP of the World Vision Classic, while senior Teena Wickett and sophomore Casey Morris were named to the all-tournament team. All three scored in double figures in all three games.
Lowest Opponent Output Since 2003
The Lady Raiders held Mississippi Valley State to just 28 points on Nov. 23. It was the lowest-scoring output by an opponent since Wyoming had 26 points on Dec. 6, 2003, which tied the school record. Tech also only allowed 26 points against McMurry back on Feb. 24, 1978.
Largest Rebound Margin in Six Years
Texas Tech outrebounded Mississippi Valley State by 30 boards - 56-26, marking the largest rebound margin since having 25 more than Sacramento State (57-32) on Dec. 28, 2004.
Poor Shooting Night
Texas Tech shot just 28.4 percent from the field against Idaho State. The Lady Raiders connected on just 19 of 67 shot attempts. The field goal percentage marked the lowest shooting percentage for Tech since shooting 27.6 percent (16-58) against Iowa State on Feb. 28, 2009.
Wright to Be Inducted into Hall of Fame
Assistant coach Shereka Wright will be inducted into the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in May 2011. Wright was the USA Today, Gatorade and WBCA Player of the Year as a senior at Copperas Cove High School in 2000. She was also named first team all-state and Miss Basketball in the state of Texas. She finished her high school career with 3,269 points.
On the Tube
Texas Tech has nine regular-season games televised this season. The Lady Raiders will appear on FSN twice - Feb. 19 vs. Baylor (W, 56-45) and Feb. 26 vs. Oklahoma State. The game at Kansas (W, 61-57) was on Metro Sports. Six games will be televised on the Texas Tech Sports Network - Samford (W, 58-42), Northwestern State (W, 91-60), Kansas State (W2OT, 68-66), at Oklahoma (L, 61-71), Texas A&M (L, 65-79) and Oklahoma (Mar. 5). David Thetford will be doing the play-by-play for the Texas Tech Sports Network while former Lady Raider head coach Marsha Sharp will provide the color commentary. The following affiliates will televise all TTSN games:
Amarillo - KCPN-TV 33
Beaumont-Port Arthur - KUIL/MYTX
Lubbock - My Lubbock TV KMYL
Tyler-Longview - MYTX/KYTX DT-2
Waco-Temple-Bryan - KYTX/KCEN DT-2
ESPN Full Court for Oklahoma
Follow the Lady Raiders
All Lady Raider basketball games can be heard live on the Texas Tech Sports Network. TTSN has put together a seven-station network that offers coverage through the state of Texas and in parts of New Mexico. KJTV/KLZK-Lubbock serve as the network flagship stations. Listen to play-by-play by Steve Strain and color commentary by Crystal Boles as they take the court with the Lady Raiders. The following radio stations will air the Lady Raider basketball games this season:
Abilene/Haskell - KVRP 97.1 FM
Hereford - KPAN 106.3 FM
Hobbs, NM - KHOB 1390 AM
Lamesa - KPET 690 AM
Lubbock - KJTV 950 AM
Lubbock - KLZK 97.3 FM
Plainview - KVOP 1090 AM
The Kristy Curry Radio Show
Lady Raider Basketball with Kristy Curry is held on 10 Mondays throughout the season. The show is held at Ruby Tequila's located on north University Avenue from 6-7 p.m. The remaining dates are: February 28; and March 7.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered
Texas Tech signed standout guard Amber Battle to a National Letter of Intent to attend Texas Tech in the fall of 2011. The 5-9 Battle hails from Albuquerque, N.M. and averaged 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists as a junior at Cibola High School. Battle is the 13th-ranked guard in the country by ESPN HoopGurlz.com, as well as the No. 76 overall player.