Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications
Louisiana Tech women’s basketball will welcome around 2,800 elementary, middle, and high school students this morning for the annual education game against Louisiana Christian at 11:30 a.m. CT in the Thomas Assembly Center.
The game can be heard on 97.7 FM with the pregame show starting at 11 a.m. with Kyle Roberts providing a call of the action. It can also be seen on ESPN+.
“We’re excited to get another chance to compete together for our annual Education Day game,” said head coach Brooke Stoehr. “We will look to improve on some things from game one and build on the things we did well. This is one of our favorite games of the year. The crowd will be loud and filled with youthful energy. Anytime we can have a positive impact and encourage someone through the game and our actions, we want to be able to do so.
“We have a great group of young women who excel in the classroom and on the court. I want all of the students and fans to be able to see that through how they compete and what kind of teammates they are. We look forward to having the TAC rocking and taking the next step as a team on the court against LCU.”
The Lady Techsters (1-0) are coming off a dominating 93-37 win over LSU-Alexandria to open the season on Monday, Nov. 6.
Robyn Lee, Salma Bates, Anna Larr Roberson, and Autumn Smith all finished in double figures for Tech. Lee (21), Bates (18), and Smith (13) all had career-highs. Roberson finished with 13 points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes.
Louisiana Christian (0-0), an NAIA program out of Pineville, La., is led by Anna Phillips in her second season with the Generals. Last season, LCU finished with a 17-12 overall record and 13-7 in the Red River Athletic Conference. The Wildcats were picked to finish fourth (out of 12 teams) in the RRAC preseason poll.
Louisiana Tech is 12-0 all-time against LCU, with the last matchup being a 96-61 Lady Techster victory on Jan. 2, 1993, in Ruston.