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Lady Raiders Win Paradise Jam Tournament




Nov. 25, 2000

ST. THOMAS, USVI - No. 12 Texas Tech captured the first-ever Paradise Jam Tournament championship tonight in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands by defeating No. 16 Southwest Missouri State, 81-77, in the title game.

Sophomore forward/center Plenette Pierson led the team to victory with a career-high 27 points, while grabbing 10 rebounds in her first double-double of the season. Freshman guard Jia Perkins came off the bench to record a career-high 20 points in a team-high 33 minutes of play. Senior Katrisa O'Neal added 15 points and junior Amber Tarr chipped in 10.

O'Neal, Pierson and Perkins were named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament team.

The Lady Raiders (3-0) will return home to play Southwest Texas on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at the United Spirit Arena.



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