Lady Raiders drop 3rd straight fall to Houston 79-75

Lady Raiders drop 3rd straight fall to Houston 79-75

Recee’ Caldwell Recee’ Caldwell

HOUSTON, Texas – Three Lady Raiders scored double-digit points but that wasn't enough as Texas Tech fell to the University of Houston, 79-75, on Sunday afternoon.
 
Texas Tech (3-4) outshot Houston (7-2) with a 54 percent shooting percentage from the field. The Lady Raiders also made 50 percent of three-point shots compared to the Cougars 34 percent.
 
The Lady Raiders jumped out to a 9-3 lead in the first three minutes of the game. Houston's Jasmyne Harris and Angela Harris hit back-to-back three-pointers to make it a one-point ball game before eventually pulling ahead with 11 seconds left on the clock.  
 
Tech outscored the Cougars, 15-12, in the second quarter to take a 36-34 lead into the break.
 
The Lady Raiders opened the fourth period with an 8-0 run, forcing the Cougars to call a timeout. From there, Houston would go on a 14-4 to capture the lead for the rest of the game.
 
Houston's Dorian Branch and Serithia Hawkins each posted 20-point games While Angela Harris scored 17 for the Cougars.
 
Junior Recee' Caldwell scored a season-best 24 points and was one assist shy of a double-double with nine. Sophomore Brittany Brewer scored 17 points and tallied 11 rebounds, marking her fifth double-digit game and double-double of the season while Brielle Blaire scored 14 points against the Cougars.
 
UP NEXT
The Lady Raiders continue their road stretch at New Mexico on Wednesday. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. (CT). Tech took down the Lobos, 69-58, in Lubbock.

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