WICHITA, Kan. (WSU) - The Wichita State women's basketball team held a high-scoring Louisiana Tech team to just 56 points, cruising to a 14-point win at Charles Koch Arena on Saturday night.
Sabrina Lozada-Cabbage obtained her first double-double of the season with 16 points and 16 rebounds - also dishing out five assists - while Raven Prince came up with 14 points and six rebounds. Dawnyel Lair scored a career-high 12 points and Carla Bremaud added 11 points with a trio of 3-pointers.
After Wichita State started the first quarter on a 6-0 run, a three pointer from Jada Peacock and a basket while drawing the foul from Seraphine Bastin allowed the Shockers to take a seven-point lead nearing the end of the first quarter. Shooting 58 percent from the field in the first, the Shockers took a 22-15 lead after the first 10 minutes.
A jumper from Bastin and a layup following a steal from Lair allowed Wichita State to take a double-digit lead, while a jumper from Lozada-Cabbage extended the lead to 12 with six minutes to go in the second quarter. Bremaud's second three extended the Shocker lead to 14. Following another steal turned into a layup from Lair, Bastin answered with a basket that pushed the Shockers out to an 18-point lead.
The Shockers held Louisiana Tech to 37 percent shooting and nine turnovers in the first half, giving them a 41-28 halftime lead.
Making the adjustment on defense, LA Tech took advantage by cutting the deficit to seven. Two baskets from Prince put the Shockers back ahead by double digits, but a 6-0 run allowed the Lady Techsters to trim the lead to four.
Holding Wichita State to 10 third quarter points and 38 percent shooting, Louisiana Tech trimmed the Shocker lead to 51-46 heading into the final 10 minutes.
A quick layup on the fourth quarter's first possession allowed the Lady Techsters to cut the deficit to one possession, but baskets from Lozada-Cabbage and Peacock stretched the lead back out to seven with less than eight minutes to play.
Following a driving layup from Lozada-Cabbage, another three from Carla Bremaud allowed the Shockers to take a 10-point lead with just over three minutes left. Lair kept the Shocker pace going with a layup and Lozada-Cabbage's offensive rebound for a putback gave the Shockers a 68-56 lead with under 1:30 to play.
Wichita State (5-1) continues its non-conference home stretch with Oklahoma State on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Charles Koch Arena.