No. 8 Louisiana Tech 77, Tulsa 46

Friday, January 25th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

RUSTON, La. (AP) _ No. 8 Louisiana Tech won by 31 points and extended its winning streak to 11 games. Still, coach Leon Barmore was dissatisfied

Amber Obaze scored 16 points and Tech had three players record double-doubles in a 77-46 victory Thursday night over Tulsa.

``I am not very happy,'' Barmore said. ``People are going to see the score and wonder, but heck with the score. We didn't play like the No. 8-ranked team in the country. We didn't play our 'A' game.

``Our seniors didn't bring their 'A' game, nor did they bring the leadership that they should have brought. We didn't execute offensively and I thought our defense was horrible at times.''

Tech (13-3 overall, 8-0 Western Athletic) built a 38-18 halftime lead and coasted behind its reserves, who contributed 33 points. Alyssa Shriver led Tulsa (10-8, 5-3) with 18 points.

Takeisha Lewis had 12 rebounds, Obaze 11 and Ayana Walker and Cheryl Ford 10 apiece as the Lady Techsters outrebounded the Golden Hurricane 68-42. Lewis also scored 13 points, Walker 12 and reserve Erica Smith 10.

Tech extended the nation's longest winning streak against conference opponents to 71 games and its home winning streak to 71 against a conference opponent.

The Lady Techsters have won all eight of their conference games by a 31-point average.

Alyssa Shriver led Tulsa with 18 points and nine blocked shots. Carla Morrow had 10 rebounds, all on defense, for the Golden Hurricane.

``One thing that we can take from this game is that they shot 31.2 percent and we had a great blocked shot performance from Alyssa,'' said Golden Hurricane coach Kathy McConnell-Miller. ``But Tech did such a great job in rebounding, especially on the offensive boards. I can't remember ever seeing anybody go to the offensive boards as well as Tech did tonight. They were phenomenal.''