Red Raider volleyball falls to Iowa State
AMES, Iowa — Amanda Dowdy had 14 kills but Texas Tech could not muster any momentum against No. 13 Iowa State, falling in three sets on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.
Iowa State has now beaten Tech 11 straight times after the 25-14, 25-19, 25-17 victory. The Cyclones swept Tech in Lubbock earlier in the year.
Carly Jenson led Iowa State with 14 kills.
SPC Texans pick up
second win of season
ODESSA — Marshall Henderson scored 21 of his game-high 27 points in the first half, and the South Plains College men’s basketball team improved to 2-0 on the year with an 89-58 win over North Lake College Saturday at the Odessa College Sports Center.
Yanick Moreira added 13 points and eight rebounds for SPC and Malcolm Miller had 13 points off the bench.
SPC will be back in action on Friday at the Midland College Classic.
WBU cross country dominates SAC meet
Led by a second-place finish from Milca Villegas, the Wayland Baptist women’s cross country team captured the team title at the Sooner Athletic Conference cross country meet Saturday in Shawnee, Okla.
Villegas finished in a time of 19:03 while teammate Melissa Cejas was 13th with a time of 19:43 and Megan Robinette took 29th in a time of 20:32.
On the men’s side, Kennedy Kithuka won his second straight individual crown with a time of 23:29, which allowed the Pioneers to finish nine points ahead of Oklahoma Baptist for second.
Edward Taragon finished third with a time of 24:06 while Hildon Boen took seventh in 25:07.
Lady Texans come up short in season opener
Despite 25 points from Ashley Roberts, the South Plains College women’s basketball team dropped its season opener on Saturday, falling 68-57 to Eastern Arizona College.
Kayla Turner added 13 points and seven rebounds, and Shea Myatt added six points and 10 boards for the Lady Texans.
SPC will be back in action on Saturday at Mesa Community College at noon.
Escobar stumbles at National Indoor meet
Texas Tech’s Gonzola Escobar fell in the quarterfinals of the consolation draw at the 2011 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Escobar, ranked No. 11 nationally, lost to Vasko Mladenov of St. John’s, 6-2, 7-6.
Bryan advances to finals at SWC Shootout
FORT WORTH — Texas Tech’s Jeff Bryan advanced to today’s finals in Flight D of the Southwest Conference Shootout tennis tournament on Saturday at TCU.
Bryan beat Will Stein of TCU 6-1, 7-6 and will face Kyle Rowe of Collin County Community College in the flight finals.
Tech’s Rafael Garcia, Raphael Pfister and Gabriel Wanderley all lost in singles play, as did Garcia and Wanderley in doubles.
Compiled from staff reports