Holmes Hits Milestones in Lady Raider Win over TSU

December 15, 2003 · MT Media Relations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee (5-2) junior Patrice Holmes scored a career-high 31 points as the Lady Raiders defeated Tennessee State (0-6) 82-63 Monday in the Gentry Center.

Holmes also scored her 1,000th point on a three pointer at the 15-minute mark of the first half, tying the game at 9-9. She is the fourth fastest Lady Raider to reach the millennium mark and 16th in school history.

The Lady Raiders struggled early and only led by nine (40-31) at the half but pulled away in the second half when Middle Tennessee put pressure on the Lady Tigers. Middle Tennessee had three players battling foul trouble allowing numerous bench players to see minutes in the game.

Middle Tennessee went back to it's hot shooting was as the team shot 55.2 percent from the field and was 40 percent from the three point line. The Lady Raiders also had 14 steals in the game doubling the theft mark of TSU who ended the night with seven.

Sophomore Tia Stovall had a good night as she recorded 14 points in the contest, which is the first time she has scored in double figures in four games. Freshman Krystle Horton also scored in double figures as she had 10.

Middle Tennessee plays at home for the first time in five games when the Lady Raiders host Chicago State on Wednesday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

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