Charlotte Downs LA Tech, 55-37

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Louisiana Tech went more than 10 minutes without a field goal as the Lady Techsters couldn’t overcome offensive struggles for the second straight contest in dropping a 55-37 loss to Charlotte at Halton Arena Thursday night.

Tech (10-9, 2-6 C-USA) shot just 29 percent (13-of-44) from the field, including hitting just 1-of-16 from the three-point line.

The Lady Techsters took an early 5-2 lead on a conventional three-point play by Amber Dixon at the 7:16 mark of the first quarter. However, by the time Grayson Bright hit the only three-pointer of the game for Tech with 6:10 to play in the second quarter – snapping a more than 10-minute stretch without a field goal.

Despite shooting just 25 percent from the field in the first half and committing 12 first half turnovers, Tech found itself trailing just 29-19 at the break.

However, the Lady Techsters were unable to ever cut the deficit to single digits in the second half as Charlotte (13-6, 4-4 C-USA) evened the all-time series at 5-5.

Keiunna Walker led Tech with 12 points, four rebounds and four steals while Amber Dixon added 11 points, four steals and three rebounds.

Tech forced 21 turnovers in the game, but was outscored 20-8 on points off turnovers. Charlotte outrebounded Tech 41-25 and outscored the Lady Techsters 20-2 on second chance points.

Tech returns to action Saturday at 1 p.m. when it travels to face Old Dominion.

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