Photo by ASHLYNN SHELL
Owner Marcus Williams (right, white shorts), owner of the Ruston Golf and Driving Range, works with youngsters who are enrolled in the annual “Hook-a-Kid-on-Golf” program sponsored by the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department. A “Tee Level” clinic is held to help introduce the sport to first-time participants and features instructions in putting, driving, swinging and chipping. A starter set of clubs is provided for each of the participants.
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HOUSTON — Brooke Pumroy and Brandi Wingate combined to score 50 points but it was the Louisiana Tech defense that faltered as the Rice Owls prevailed 84-77 at Tudor Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon in Conference USA action.
With the loss, Tech (14-13, 9-7 C-USA) remains alone in fifth place in the league standings, but missed out on an opportunity to move into a tie with Charlotte for fourth place after the 49ers fell 94-91 in double overtime at Texas-El Paso.
Tech saw Rice shoot 53 percent (28-53) from the field in the game as the Owls scored a season-high in points.
Louisiana Tech Athletics has announced the official re-launch of Top Dog Rewards Program, a social media rewards program encouraged to help fans spread the word about the Bulldog and the Lady Techster sports programs.
Fans participating have the chance to earn points for sharing and liking LA Tech Athletics Facebook posts, images and videos; retweeting LA Tech Athletics tweets; tweeting with certain hashtags; interacting with LA Tech Sports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Fans will continue to receive bonus points for posting the Facebook and Twitter messages of the day.