Cowgirls Outlast Texas Tech, 62-52

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State’s women’s basketball team snapped its four-game losing streak on Wednesday night with a 62-52 win over Texas Tech in front of 1,934 fans inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Behind a career night from sophomore Toni Young, the Cowgirls improved to 14-8 overall and 2-7 in Big 12 play. The loss was the sixth in a row for the Lady Raiders, who fell to 16-7 and 3-6. The win also snapped Tech’s two-game winning streak in Stillwater.

Young recorded her league-leading 10th double-double behind a career-high 30 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

The lead changed hands five times in the first eight minutes before Tech went up 17-12 with 8:30 remaining. However, the Cowgirls held the Lady Raiders without a field goal over the final 6:41 of the half and used a 13-2 run to grab a 29-22 at the break.

After a Young jumper to start the second half gave a nine-point cushion, the Lady Raiders chipped away at the margin over the next eight minutes before regaining the lead at 42-41 with 11:39 left.

With less than six minutes left and facing a 46-45 deficit, the Cowgirls got five consecutive points from Young to regain a four-point advantage. The Lady Raiders tied the score twice over the next two minutes before Young hit eight free throws over the final 1:15 to seal the victory.

The Del City, Okla., native was joined in double figures by a pair of freshmen. Vicky McIntyre finished with 13 points, while Tiffany Bias returned from an injury during Sunday’s game against Baylor with 10 points.

Kierra Mallard paced Tech with 20 points, while Chynna Brown added 16.

Updated 02-10-2011

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