(Ruston, Louisiana-AP) -- Cheryl Ford had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead eighth-ranked Louisiana Tech to an 82-to-53 victory over Hawaii tonight in Tuston, Louisiana.
The victory was the 15th straight overall by the Lady Techsters, who are undefeated in conference play this season. It was their 75th consecutive conference victory. Chelsea Wagner led Hawaii with 18 points.
Hawaii shot only 5-for-17 from 3-point range, while Tech was 7-for-12 from long distance. Tech outshot Hawaii 47 percent to 33 percent, and Tech was able to turn the game into a blowout early by holding Hawaii to only 26 percent shooting in the first half.
The Techsters also outrebounded Hawaii, 47-29. The Wahine play at Southern Methodist Saturday afternoon.
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