Lady Raiders Celebrate Coach Gerlich’s Birthday With a Win Against Weber State
The Lady Raiders and head coach Krista Gerlich wrapped up her birthday with a 62-44 victory over Weber State last night.
After the 67-45 win from their first game of the season against Southeastern Louisiana, our Lady Raiders continue to reign victorious, showing incredible potential for the rest of the season.
The team had a fantastic start with a 9-0 run that lead to their 13 point lead at 33-20 after the first half. Tech held strong in that first half with 46.2 percent from the field and 57.1 percent from 3-point range.
Freshman Rhyle McKinney finished the game with a career-high of 21 points, leading the team alongside Bryn Gerlich with nine points each in the first half. Lexy Hightower also dominated during this half with eight points, including two 3-pointers.
The Wildcats showed no mercy in the second half, coming in strong with five points. The Lady Raiders didn't let this last long, McKinney and Taylah Thomas both making 3-pointers and leading the team to a 54-38 lead with less than eight minutes on the clock.
The Wildcats put up a good fight, but our Lady Raiders held strong to the end, finishing their second game of the season with a 62-44 victory.
Our girls really showed their potential during this game. McKinny has a long career ahead of her with 45.5 percent from field and 60 percent from three. Hightower shot 60 percent from long range, landing 13 points on 62.5 percent shooting.
You can catch the Lady Raiders' next home game this Friday, November 19th at 7 p.m. against the Lamar Cardinals.