LAWRENCE, Kan. –Kansas guards Chandler Prater and Holly Kiersgieter scored 18 and 17 points, respectively, and the Jayhawks held off Texas Tech 71-57 on Saturday in Big 12 women’s basketball.

Kansas (12-4, 3-3) held off a 32-point performance from Tech forward Vivian Gray to end a two-game losing streak. Tech (9-9, 2-5) has lost two straight and four of its last five.

Gray’s 32 points were a season high for the senior Argyle forward. She scored 38 goals against Kansas last year in a game at United Supermarkets Arena.

Gray shot Tech 54-49 on a layup with 7:39 left, but Kansas went 15-3 in the next seven minutes in which five Jayhawks scored.

Ioanna Chatzileonti added 11 points for Kansas.

Gray was 10 of 22 from the field and made 12 of 16 free throws. Rhyle McKinney was the Lady Raiders’ second-leading scorer with seven points. Khadija Faye and Taylah Thomas had nine and eight rebounds, respectively.

The Lady Raiders took their last lead on a Bryn Gerlich basket in the first minute of the second half. It was 35-34, but the Jayhawks responded with an 8-0 run in which Aniya Thomas scored four runs.

Kansas pushed the lead to 11 points twice late in the third quarter on baskets from Prater and Kiersgieter, the latter going 54-43 late in the period.

Technical women’s tennis

Big 12 player of the week Margarita Skriabina took her singles record to 5-0 this season, helping Texas Tech beat Texas-El Paso 5-0 and Abilene Christian University 4-0 on Friday at McLeod Tennis Center.

Skriabina, a sophomore from Russia, beat opponent UTEP 6-0, 6-0 and defeated opponent ACU 6-1, 6-0. The Lady Raiders’ No. 1 singles player is 26-4 in her last 30 games.

Olivia Peet and Metka Komac won the doubles opener against the Miners 6-0, and Camryn Stepp and Kailey Evans sealed the doubles point with a 6-1 victory.

Evans and Stepp joined forces again in the afternoon to defeat Andrea Guerrero and Eva Arranz 6-0. Komac and Peet sealed the doubles point for the Lady Raiders with a 6-3 win.

Technical soccer

Texas Tech linebacker Brandon Bouyer-Randle, who played 10 games this season as a reserve, has had his name placed on the NCAA transfer portal. On3Sports and Rivals reported the development on Friday.

Bouyer-Randle came to Tech as a Michigan State graduate transfer and earned a master’s degree in sports management and business administration.

Bouyer-Randle spent two seasons with the Red Raiders. He’s been credited with 19 tackles, one tackle for loss and three pass breakups this season. In 2020, he played in eight games and was credited with 33 tackles, one sack and four pass breakups.

He has one year of eligibility left.

Texas Tech High Level Decisions

The following Texas Tech players who were seniors in 2021 have the option of playing another season in 2022. Here are the decisions they made in this regard:

To stay : LB Krishon Merriweather, S Marquis Waters, DB Adrian Frye.

Exit: QB Henry Colombi (transferred to Marshall), C Dawson Deaton (declared for the NFL Draft), OL Casey Verhulst (no longer plays football), IR Dalton Rigdon (no longer plays football), DL Nelson Mbanasor (on the NCAA transfer portal), LB Brandon Bouyer-Randle (on NCAA transfer portal), K Jonathan Garibay (declared for NFL draft).

Waiting: DL Devin Drew, DL Troy Te’o, LB Kosi Eldridge, LB Matthew Young, RB-KR Chadarius Townsend.


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