No. 12 Texas Tech Defeats Arkansas State
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Alesha Robertson scored 21 points and Chesley Dabbs added 17 to lead No. 12 Texas Tech to an 87-53 victory over Arkansas State in a Duel in the Desert first-round game Saturday.
Robertson connected on 5 of 6 shots during the second half, when the Lady Raiders outscored the Lady Indians 44-25.
Texas Tech opened the second half with a 19-5 run after leading 43-28 at halftime.
Judith Smith added 12 points for Texas Tech, while Cisti Greenwalt tallied 10 points and a team-high 12 rebounds and Erin Grant had 10 points and a team-high six assists.
Adrianne Davie led the Lady Indians with 14 points and seven rebounds and Rudy Sims had seven points and six assists.
The game included a 5-minute delay during the first half when a bat took flight through the arena. Texas Tech assistant coach Roger Reding helped capture the bat when he threw a towel over it and stopped it from flying.