11/16/2022 | 7 p.m.
Nov. 16 (Wed) / 7 p.m.
LUBBOCK, Texas – Regardless of a powerful 21-point efficiency from sophomore Rhyle McKinney, the Texas Tech Woman Raiders fell 69-63 to Jackson State within the opening sport of the Preseason WNIT Event Tuesday night time at United Supermarkets Enviornment.
McKinney’s 21-point output tied her career-high set practically one yr in the past in opposition to Weber State (Nov. 16, 2021).
The distinction within the contest was a fourth quarter 11-4 run by the guests that stretched a 51-49 Texas Tech (1-1) deficit with 9:28 to play to 62-53 with 3:28 to play.
Different sturdy performances for Tech included 12 factors and 5 rebounds from freshman Bailey Maupin and 7 factors and 5 rebounds from Ella Tofaeono. Maupin has now reached double figures in each video games of her Woman Raider profession.
Jackson State (1-2) positioned three in double figures, as Rutgers switch Liz Martino dropped 17 factors on 5-of-8 taking pictures from distance.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Woman Raiders used a fast 9-0 run to open a 15-10 lead with 3:50 to play within the opening quarter. The run was highlighted by a three-point play from Tofaeono, however JSU rapidly answered with 5-0 spurt to tie the competition at 15-15 with 3:34 to play within the opening quarter.
After the 2 groups traded buckets, a Maupin jumper gave the Woman Raiders a 19-17 lead with 57 seconds to play, however JSU used a Miya Crump free throw to chop the Tech result in 19-18 after 1 / 4 to play.
The Woman Raiders scored the primary 9 factors of the second interval to open a game-high 28-18 lead with 6:03 to play, however the Woman Tigers answered the Tech run with a clutch 13-1 outburst over the following 4 minutes of motion to regain the lead with 66 tickets to play.
Jazmaine Lewis rapidly answered with a pair of free throws and a second-chance layup to Tech a 33-31 benefit after 20 minutes.
The 4 factors from Lewis broke a virtually five-minute scoreless stretch.
Following the break, Tech opened the half with six of the primary 10 factors, to construct a 39-35 lead with 6:24 to play.
As they did all night time, Jackson State answered, utilizing a 3-pointer from Martino to jumpstart a 9-1 run that gave the guests a 44-41 lead with 2:24 to play.
McKinney rapidly answered with a triple to tie the sport at 44-all, however JSU scored the ultimate three factors to take a 47-44 lead into the fourth.
Within the fourth, JSU scored 9 of the primary 11 level to take a 56-49 benefit with 7:19 to play.
A Maupin quick break layup introduced the Woman Raiders to inside 58-53, however a fast 7-2 run by guard Daja Woodard put the Tigers forward by 10 with simply 72 seconds to play.
The Woman Raiders received again to-back triples from Tatum Veitenheimer and McKinney to attract to inside 69-63 with 23 seconds remaining however had been unable to attract any nearer.
Within the different Preseason WNIT sport that came about on Tuesday, Colorado rolled previous Louisiana, 73-43.
The Woman Buffs and Woman Raiders play tomorrow at 7 p.m. whereas JSU will tackle Louisiana at 4:30 p.m.
COACH SPEAK (HC KRISTA GERLICH):
“Clearly that was a disappointing loss for us. We had some moments tonight the place we performed rather well. At instances, we defended properly, adopted our sport plan and executed properly offensively. Then there have been moments after we had too many dry spells. The place we had back-to-back turnovers, or empty possessions. After which, we could not get stops the place we would have liked them. I believed we had some younger children taking part in some huge minutes which are going to assist us down the street. We needed to make some changes this week, with accidents, however I do know these children can pull collectively and get it executed. It is disappointing that it did not occur tonight. So, we’ll have to show round fast and put together for a very good Colorado staff.”
On the groups struggles from 3-point vary:
“We shot the ball fairly properly in opposition to Corpus Christi and I believe we will shoot it higher than we did tonight from the three-point line. We definitely did not knock down pictures early within the first half, however we discovered different methods to attain. Late within the second half we simply could not loosen it up. They began switching picks, which was effective, however after we had open seems to be, we simply weren’t getting them to go down. As a staff, we have to knock down 3-point pictures and making those we make rely”
On tomorrow’s matchup with Colorado:
“We received to get ourselves collectively and we’ve to reevaluate what we wish to do offensively in opposition to Colorado. They seem to be a totally different staff and so they’re a very totally different matchup so will probably be a special technique. However we’ve received to have some individuals knock down the ball from the perimeter. You recognize, you bought to attain to win for certain, in order that’s one thing that we’ve to perform a little higher.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE:
• The primary quarter received off to a screaming begin as the 2 groups mixed for 20 factors over the primary 4 minutes and eight seconds of sport motion.
• After scoring 11 factors within the opener, Maupin recorded 12 factors tonight.
• Tech was outscored 34-16 within the paint on Tuesday night time.
• The Woman Raiders managed to seize 18 offensive rebounds on Tuesday, essentially the most in a sport since Tech had 17 in opposition to WVU final January 12.
• McKinney recorded her second profession 20-point sport.
• The guard made her first three pictures tonight, which means she made her first eight makes an attempt on the season.
• After recording eight steals within the opener, Tech added one other 5 tonight.
• Tonight was the primary ever matchup between Texas Tech and JSU.
The Woman Raiders return to motion tomorrow night time for the aforementioned contest in opposition to Colorado. Tip-off is about for 7 p.m. The sport would be the fourth and last sport in Lubbock for this yr’s Preseason WNIT.