UAPB women fall to Texas Tech on the road

LUBBOCK, Texas — The Arkansas-Pine Bluff women’s basketball team trailed by just three points at halftime against Big 12-foe Texas Tech, but couldn’t rally in the second half, falling 58-50 to the Red Raiders on Wednesday night.

Texas Tech (4-3) led 25-22 at halftime, despite poor shooting numbers. The Red Raiders shot 25.8 percent from the field, 10 percent from three-point range and 57.1 percent from the free-throw line in the opening half.

UAPB (1-6) finished with a better field goal percentage (.350 to .339) and three-point percentage (.500 to .125), but only went to the foul line six times (four makes) compared to Texas Tech’s 26 (16 makes).

Cassidy Wright led the Lady Lions with 16 points, while Christina Lasane added 11 points and a team-high four assists.

Texas Tech’s Amber Battle dominated UAPB finishing with a double-double. Battle scored a game-high 17 points to go along with 15 rebounds, including six offensive rebounds, and also added three steals.

UAPB’s next game will be a home contest — its first since opening the season against Philander Smith on Nov. 8 — against Talladega (Ala.) College at 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at H.O. Clemmons Arena.