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Pierson lifts Texas Tech

December 5, 2000

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Red Raiders roll over New Mexico


Lubbock, Texas Plenette Pierson had 24 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 8 Texas Tech to a 80-56 victory over New Mexico on Monday night.

Tech (5-0) struggled through the first half and led by just seven points at halftime, 31-24.

The Lady Raiders took control of the game with 15:17 left in the second half on a three-pointer by Candi White. Amber Tarr hit a three-pointer a few seconds later.

Pierson then added another six points and White followed with another 3-pointer. A basket by Jia Perkins put Tech ahead 57-37.

Molly McKinnon scored 16 points to lead New Mexico (5-3) and Jordan Adams added 14.

No. 18 SW Missouri St. 67, Tulane 61

New Orleans Tara Mitchem scored 22 points to lead Southwest Missouri State over Tulane. Jackie Stiles scored 16 points for the Bears (4-2).

No. 21 N.C. State 55, South Carolina 48

Columbia, S.C. Tynesha Lewis scored 21 points to lead North Carolina State to a victory over South Carolina. Lewis added six rebounds and four assists for the Wolfpack (5-1), who shot just 36 percent from the field.

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