A two-game home stand ended much better than it had started for Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters on Saturday night.
The defending Western Athletic Conference champions, who had suffered a 61-49 loss to Hawaii last week, rebounded with a 64-50 win over New Mexico State on Karl Malone Court.
Tech (15-12, 8-4) closed out the home portion of its regular season schedule with the victory and will return to the road next week when playing at Fresno State University on Thursday and at Nevada on Saturday.
GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s football team ended its victory drought on Saturday afternoon and did it in convincing style.
The Tigers (2-4), who had suffered losses in their previous four games, got back on track by crushing Concordia College 44-0 at Robinson Stadium in front of 7,182 fans.
It was Grambling State’s first win since a 20-14 triumph over Alcorn State University on Sept. 3 in Shreveport.
The 44 points scored was the most for the Tigers this season and the most since a 47-33 home victory over Texas Southern University during the 2009 campaign.
It’s become a too-common occurrence over the past couple of years — much negative press involving athletes being accused of domestic violence.
Tuesday night, with the help of DART (Domestic Abuse Resistance Team) of Ruston, Louisiana Tech University’s athletics department took a proactive approach to try to stop such problems before they ever again.
An estimated 323 Tech student athletes attended a seminar on domestic violence led by DART community advocate Terri Queen Autrey and a panel of five men well known in the world of North Louisiana and Tech athletics.