The Lady Raiders defeated the Oklahoma State Cowgirls on Wednesday, and Chynna Brown led the way for Texas Tech with 22 points. The final score of the game was 61-53.
Brown said she thinks her team was successful because they came out and played aggressive, but fun basketball.
“We just stuck together to make plays and knock down shots,” Brown said. “We wanted to defend our home court.”
Tech head coach Kristy Curry said she thinks her team started off slow, but increased their energy as the game progressed.
“It’s not about how you start, it’s about how you finish,” Curry said. “I think our offensive rebounds and our bench were the difference in winning the game.”
OSU head coach Jim Littell said congratulations to Curry and her team on a tremendous year.
“Tech is a team that plays extremely hard as a unity, and they have had a special year,” Littell said. “They are a very experienced team. You’re not going to beat a team of Tech’s caliber and waste possessions at the end of the game.”
When asked about Chynna Brown, Littell said he was very impressed with her.
“You’ve got the kids at Baylor that are special players, but I don’t know anyone in the league who has had a better year than Chynna Brown,” he said. “She’s consistent, she makes shots, and she’s a go-to player when the game is on the line. There’s no doubt in my mind that she’s a first team all-conference performer.”
Littell said he thinks the main thing his team needs to work on is consistency.
“We haven’t been consistent all year long,” he said. “The teams that are finishing strong are the ones that have some consistency every day in their effort and approach to the game.”
The Lady Raiders improved to 21-7 overall and are 11-5 in conference play. They will take on Kansas State Saturday at 12:30 P.M.
Photo credit to Joshua Koch.