Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

November 14, 2013

Spears scores career high 16 points in Texas Tech's win over New Mexico

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress


Former Bullard High School standout, Minta Spears, poured in a career-high 16 points Wednesday evening to ignite Texas Tech to a 64-56 win over New Mexico at United Spirit Arena.

Spears, a red shirt freshman, went 8-for-8 from the charity line in the game as the Lady Raiders improved to 2-0 on the year while handing New Mexico (1-1) its first loss of the season.

“I always view free throws like I have to make them,” Spears said. “In the end, I always remember the ones I miss, especially if it's a close game.”

Spears, a three point shooting ace back in her high school days in Bullard, canned the first triple of her collegiate career early in the contest during an 11-1 opening run by the Lady Raiders.

The Lady Raiders, who continue their home stand at 2 p.m. Sunday when Arizona State comes to town, led 27-16 after the opening 20 minutes of play.

Amber Battle had a double-double (17 points, 14 rebounds) for the winners.