The Texas Tech Lady Raiders will be without Bre’Amber Scott and Khadija Faye for the rest of the season, starting with Wednesday’s game with Oklahoma.
Stephen Garcia of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported the news, revealed by Lady Raiders head coach Krista Gerlich on Tuesday.
The Lady Raiders (9-14, 2-10 in Big 12) has lost seven straight games, and losing Scott won’t help matters, even though she’s been in and out of the lineup all season. Despite that, Scott averaged 8.4 points in just eight games, three of which were starts. The junior had a season-high 21 points in the Lady Raiders’ win over Texas on Jan. 5. Since then, she had played just four more games, with her final points coming in the game against Texas last Wednesday, where she scored four points in 11 minutes.
Scott has been dealing with a foot injury and an illness all season. She transferred from Little Rock and is expected back next season.
Faye has a shoulder injury, and the Lady Raiders will miss her defense and rebounding. Just a freshman, she led the Lady Raiders with 1.3 blocked shots per game and added 6.1 rebounds per game, which was second on the team.
The Lady Raiders still have their leading scorer, Vivian Gray, who is averaging 19.8 points per game. But Texas Tech will have to try and slow down one of the highest scoring teams in women’s basketball in the Oklahoma Sooners.
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