Roberson leads Lady Techsters to 64-48 win over ULM

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MONROE, La. – Sophomore Anna Larr Roberson secured her ninth career double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Lady Techsters to a 64-48 win over ULM inside the Fant-Ewing Coliseum on Thursday night.

The Lady Techsters improve to 5-2 overall with the win, while ULM falls to 2-7 overall with the loss.

Roberson showed her presents early with the first four points of the game. ULM answered with a 10-2 surge that lifted the Warhawks to a 10-6 lead with 5:20 left in the opening period. The Lady Techsters traded baskets with ULM through the remainder of the frame until a jumper from senior Jadona Davis and a three-pointer from freshman Robyn Lee gave Tech a 20-16 lead after the first quarter.

LA Tech extended its lead out to as much as 12 at 34-22 with a 9-0 run as four different Lady Techsters contributed to the spurt. ULM responded with back-to-back threes to cut the deficit to 34-28 at the break.

A sluggish start to the second half saw the Warhawks spark a 13-2 run to grab a 41-38 lead with 2:06 left in the third quarter. The Lady Techsters answered with a 6-0 burst to end the period. Junior Keiunna Walker and Roberson knocked down a pair of free throws and Lee had a layup during the run to give Tech a 44-41 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The Lady Techsters caught fire with a 14-2 run to start the fourth quarter, featuring eight points from Roberson to hold a 58-43 advantage with 4:01 remaining in the game. A three-pointer by sophomore Lotte Sant pushed Tech out to its largest lead of the game at 64-48 to put things out of reach and give Tech the victory.

NOTABLES
• LA Tech improves to 48-9 all-time against ULM, including a 19-7 mark in games played in Monroe.
• Tech improves to 174-19 all-time against current members of the Sun Belt Conference.
• Anna Larr Roberson collected her ninth career double-double with a game-high 20 points and 14 rebounds.
• Roberson has now collected double-digit rebounds in three straight games, the longest streak in her career. Her 14 rebounds also ties her career-high set last season against Marshall.
• Keiunna Walker reached double-figures for the ninth straight time with 11 points. She is one of just six players in Conference USA to have scored in double-figures in every game their team has played in this season.
• Robyn Lee found her touch scoring 13 points. It was her third game this season scoring in double-figures.
• Salma Bates grabbed a season-high five rebounds while dishing out four assists and scoring eight points.
• The Lady Techsters outrebounded the Warhawks 46-34, the fourth time outrebounding our opponents this season.
• Tech forced 18 ULM turnovers, the six time this season forcing 15 or more in a game.

QUOTABLES
Head Coach Brooke Stoehr
“I didn’t think we set the tone defensively to start the game the way we wanted to tonight. We responded and closed out the quarter the right way. We forced a number of passes and shots tonight that resulted in too many empty possessions. We have to be more disciplined offensively and hunt good shots. Our ball movement wasn’t what it needed to be at times and that impacted our ability to get easy shots and score. I thought ULM played with a lot of energy and effort tonight. I was proud of how we hung in there and closed out the game with a solid 4th quarter. We’re seven games in and will continue to grow and mature as a group. We’ll get back to work tomorrow and watch film and improve in those areas.”

UP NEXT
The Lady Techsters will return to the Thomas Assembly Center on Sunday, Dec. 5 to take on Mississippi Valley State at 2 p.m.

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