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Louisiana Tech wins second straight, sets match-up against UTEP

Louisiana Tech wins second straight, sets match-up against UTEP
Michaela Roman

Louisiana Tech women’s basketball team dominated the second half to defeat the Charlotte 49ers 64-55 in the second round of the Conference USA Championships.

The Lady Techsters will face UTEP in the quarterfinals Mar. 13 at Memorial Gym.

Charlotte led 32-29 at the half, but Louisiana Tech outscored the 49ers 35-23 in the second half en route to their second straight win in the tournament.

For the Lady Techsters Kelia Shelton led the way with 15 points and nine rebounds, follwed by Whitney Frazier with 14 points and eight rebounds. Two other players scored in double figures, Lulu Perry and Chrisstasia Walter added 11.

For the 49ers Ny Hammond had a game-high 18 points. Gabby Tyler and Alexis Alexander who came from bench aided with 10 points and eight rebounds each.

Louisiana Tech now will face UTEP and on their way knocked out two teams that beat the Miners during the regular season Charlotte and North Texas.

UTEP defeated Louisiana Tech 85-75 in their only game they faced each other in the season on Feb. 5.

Edwin Delgado may be reached at [email protected].

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Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor
Edwin is a senior  multimedia journalism major who came  to The Prospector in May of 2012 as a correspondent. He became the sports editor starting the summer 2012 semester. Edwin is excited for the challenges that lie ahead as the paper transitions into a daily publication. He fell in love with sports at a very young age, especially with soccer, and learned to embrace others as he grew up. The 2013-14 year will be a good opportunity for him to watch the new era of UTEP football and how a solid new basketball class performs first hand. Edwin is trying to get as much as possible from the last stretch of his college life before getting into the real world when he graduates in May of 2014.
Michaela Roman, Editor-in-Chief
Michaela is a Senior Digital Media Production major at The University of Texas at El Paso. As the Editor-in-Chief, and former Photo Editor of The Prospector, she has learned to stay organized, manage a staff of writers and photographers, meet deadlines, cover events and network with others. She also has freelance experience and a personal photography business. Michaela aspires to work as an editor for a large media outlet and one day go to graduate school to teach photojournalism.
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