Women’s basketball travels to Lubbock searching for second-straight win

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Sophomore forward Breanna Lewis strains to put up the ball on Jan. 28, 2015 at Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats won a heated battle against OSU in overtime, 52-51. (Rodney Dimick | The Collegian)

Fresh off an overtime thriller Wednesday at Bramlage Coliseum, the K-State women’s basketball team returns to the road to take on Texas Tech tomorrow in the Lone Star State.

K-State (12-7, 2-6) and Texas Tech (13-7, 3-5) have not met this season. The Wildcats topped the Red Raiders on both occasions in 2013-14, a year in which Texas Tech went winless in the Big 12.

This season, Texas Tech has already captured three conference wins through eight games, including an impressive 16-point blowout win at home against West Virginia Wednesday.

Senior guard Amber Battle went off for a season-high 33 points on 11-15 shooting in the 73-57 route of the Mountaineers, which helped snap a three-game losing streak. Battle is the leading scorer for Red Raiders, averaging 15.5 points a game. She also ranks third in the conference in scoring (17.1 per game) during Big 12 play.

Texas Tech is also led by senior forward Kelsi Baker, who is averaging 10.1 points per game, including nine points, three rebounds and four steals in the win over West Virginia.

K-State snapped a losing streak of its own Wednesday against the Cowgirls. Senior guard Ashia Woods captured a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Woods also tallied five assists and four steals in the overtime win.

Fellow senior guard Haley Texada and sophomore forward Breanna Lewis added 10 and 12 points respectively Wednesday. Lewis’ five blocks against the Cowgirls pushed her total to 66 on the year. She is currently fourth in school history for blocks in a single season.

Tipoff between K-State and Texas Tech is set for tomorrow at 4 p.m. from Lubbock, Texas.

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