LUBBOCK, TX – Sophomore Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) had 29 points, but it wasn’t enough as Rutgers (6-3) fell at No. 8/9 Texas Tech (10-1) 94-81 Jan. 2." />
Welcome to ScarletKnights.com
    • iPad/iPhone App
    • Find us on Facebook
    • Twitter
    • RSS Feed
    • Get Text Alerts
Rutgers Falls to #8/9 Texas Tech 94-81
  • Posted on January 02, 2003 12:00:00 AM
  • Increase Font SizeDecrease Font Size
  • RSS Feed
  • Subscribe
  • LUBBOCK, TX – Sophomore Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) had 29 points, but it wasn’t enough as Rutgers (6-3) fell at No. 8/9 Texas Tech (10-1) 94-81 Jan. 2.

    Pondexter made 13 of 26 (.500) field goals and three of four (.750) free throws for her 29 tallies, adding two steals. She was just one point shy of being the first RU player to score 30 points since Dec. 27, 1997, when Tasha Pointer had 33 at UCLA in the Pac 10/BIG EAST Challenge.

    Junior Shalicia Hurns (Indianapolis, IN) had a double-double in her first RU game, tallying 10 points and a team-best 11 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench. The 6-3 forward was competing in her first game after joining the Scarlet Knights as a mid-year transfer from Purdue last January. Sophomore Chelsea Newton (Monroe, LA) added 11 points and four rebounds, while junior Dawn McCullouch (Long Beach, CA) had totals of 10 tallies and six caroms.

    Trailing 48-35 at halftime, Rutgers rallied to within seven (71-64) with 7:11 to play in the game. The Lady Raiders responded with a 13-6 run, taking a commanding 84-70 lead with 3:40 on the clock. From there, the closest the Scarlet Knights could get was 87-78 with less than 90 seconds remaining in the game.

    The loss came despite a 22-7 RU advantage in points scored off turnovers. The difference for the Scarlet Knights came in transition and on the free-throw line, as Texas Tech outscored RU 15-2 on fast breaks and was 29-for-42 (.690) from the charity stripe compared to Rutgers’ 14-of-20 (.700) effort.

    Official Basketball Box Score
    Rutgers vs Texas Tech
    1/2/03 7:00 p.m. at Lubbock, Texas
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    VISITORS: Rutgers 6-3
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    15 HORTON, Mauri....... f  5-17   2-7    0-1    1  4  5   3  12  2  1  0  0  34
    32 NEWTON, Chelsea..... f  5-12   1-2    0-0    0  4  4   5  11  1  3  0  2  30
    34 CAMPBELL, Michelle.. c  2-2    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   4   4  0  0  0  0  12
    25 PONDEXTER, Cappie... g 13-26   0-2    3-4    2  0  2   4  29  1  1  0  2  37
    35 McCULLOUCH, Dawn.... g  3-8    0-2    4-6    3  3  6   3  10  1  1  0  0  40
    00 HURNS, Shalicia.....    3-9    0-0    4-5    8  3 11   4  10  2  1  2  1  24
    03 LOCKE, Courtney.....    0-0    0-0    2-2    0  0  0   0   2  1  0  0  0   2
    22 PETILLON, Amber.....    0-2    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   0   0  0  0  0  0   9
    42 THEODORIS, Mariota..    1-4    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   1   2  0  0  0  0   8
    55 RICHMAN, Rebecca....    0-0    0-0    1-2    2  0  2   4   1  2  1  1  0   4
       TEAM................                         1  3  4
       Totals..............   32-80   3-13  14-20  20 19 39  28  81 10  8  3  5 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-35 40.0%   2nd Half: 18-45 40.0%   Game: 40.0%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-6  16.7%   2nd Half:  2-7  28.6%   Game: 23.1%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  6-9  66.7%   2nd Half:  8-11 72.7%   Game: 70.0%    2
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    HOME TEAM: Texas Tech 10-1
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    54 Pierson, Plenette... f 10-20   0-0   11-14   7 10 17   1  31  0  2  1  2  38
    31 Greenwalt, Cisti.... c  5-10   0-0    4-7    2  7  9   4  14  3  2  1  0  24
    14 Grant, Erin......... g  3-3    0-0    5-7    1  3  4   4  11 12  4  0  1  33
    15 Perkins, Jia........ g  3-8    0-0    4-7    2  6  8   3  10  5  3  2  1  35
    23 Ritchie, Natalie.... g  5-8    3-6    5-6    1  1  2   1  18  1  1  1  0  36
    10 Tennal, Miklannet...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  1  0  0  0   7
    32 Jackson, Casey......    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   1   0  0  3  0  0  10
    33 Ayers, Jolee........    1-2    0-0    0-1    0  1  1   1   2  0  2  0  0   7
    34 Clark, Jametra......    1-2    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   2  0  0  0  1   2
    41 Davis, LaToya.......    3-6    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   0   6  1  0  0  0   8
       TEAM................                            1  1
       Totals..............   31-59   3-6   29-42  15 32 47  17  94 23 17  5  5 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 18-31 58.1%   2nd Half: 13-28 46.4%   Game: 52.5%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-5  60.0%   2nd Half:  0-1   0.0%   Game: 50.0%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  9-14 64.3%   2nd Half: 20-28 71.4%   Game: 69.0%    7
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Officials: Scott Yarbrough, Jeff Caudle, Peter Contreras
    Technical fouls: Rutgers-TEAM. Texas Tech-None.
    Attendance: 13859
    Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
    Rutgers.......................   35   46  -   81
    Texas Tech....................   48   46  -   94
    
    
    Next Game
    There are no online events today.
     
    Rutgers Ticket Office
    RutgersShop.com
    Rutgers Auctions
    Bank of America
    AT&T Text Alerts
    Fan I Am
    New Jersey Audi Dealers
    Join the Jr. Knights Club



    • Acme Nissan








    • Somerset Medical Center

    • Rutgers Center of Management Development
    • NJ National Guard


    • Rutgers Barbershop

    • University Pain Medicine Center

    BIG EAST Conference