Lady Raiders Win First Game in Canada|
Aug. 9, 2010
VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Texas Tech women's basketball team started its Canada tour with a 71-65 win over Vancouver Select on Monday night at the Richmond Olympic Oval, the skating events venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
The Vancouver Select team consisted of former collegiate basketball players as well as professional players, including former Iowa State standout Lindsey Wilson.
Back in her native country, sophomore Christine Hyde led the way for Tech with 16 points, while junior Kierra Mallard turned in a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Marissa Ashton added nine boards.
In her first game in a Texas Tech uniform, sophomore Casey Morris, who sat out last season after transferring from the University of California, chipped in nine points and five rebounds. Sophomore Monique Smalls collected eight assists and three steals in the victory.
Head coach Kristy Curry started Smalls and Morris in the backcourt, Hyde on the wing and Jordan Barncastle and Mallard down low. The game marked the first of three-straight for the Lady Raiders and the first of four games on their Canada tour.
Tech faces the University of British Columbia at War Memorial Gym on Tues., Aug. 10, at 6:15 p.m. PDT.