No.5 La. Tech 130, Cleveland St. 55
RUSTON, La. (AP) _ Amanda Wilson scored 29 points and No. 5 Louisiana Tech set a school scoring record Monday night with a 130-55 win over Cleveland State in the opening round of the State Farm Holiday Classic.
Tech’s point total broke the previous mark of 126 against Texas-Pan American in 1989.
The victory sent the Techsters (9-2) into the championship game against Nicholls State, which beat Southern Mississippi 54-53.
Tech, seeking its 18th tournament title in 19 tries, led 59-37 at halftime and reached the 100-point mark with 9:03 left on a hook shot by Shaka Massey.
Massey finished with 19 points, and Betty Lennox added 17 for Tech.
Massey and Wilson helped Tech dominate the boards 66-22. Massey had 16 rebounds and Wilson grabbed 11.
Audra Cook led Cleveland State (5-5) with 18 points.