Tavasha Anderson scored a career-high 17 points and Whitney Frazier added a career-high 16 points to lead Louisiana Tech to a 79-53 win over Houston before 507 fans at Hofheinz Pavilion Wednesday night.
With the victory, Tech improved to 3-6 on the season as the Lady Techsters prepare to host Mississippi State Saturday at the Thomas Assembly Center at 2 p.m.
Anderson connected on 6-of-8 field goals and 5-of-6 free throws while adding a career-high seven rebounds in 23 minutes while Frazier was 7-of-12 from the field, including her first career three-pointer in 34 minutes of action.
"We asked these two kids to play low, slow and under control," Weatherspoon said. "It started yesterday in practice and continued tonight. I am proud of both of them. It's so important for them to continue to build on this performance. We need them this year.
"I was also proud of the way Jasmine Bendolph delivered the basketball. She found the open player all night long. To see a stat line like hers tonight, that will make any coach proud."
Bendolph added 14 points, 11 assists and five rebounds while committing only two turnovers in 34 minutes of action. It was her second career double double.
After a slow offensive start by both teams saw a 2-2 tie at the first officials timeout, Bendolph scored five straight points to ignite a 12-2 run as Tech took a 14-4 advantage on a Brittany Hardy three at the 11:34 mark of the first half.
Houston answered with a bucket before Hardy drained another three - the second of three in the first half for the Orlando, Florida native - as Tech pushed the lead out to 23-8 with 7:31 to play. The Lady Techsters biggest lead of the first half came at 36-16 on an Anderson layup before the Cougars scored the final four points of the half.
The Cougars tried to make a run early in the second half, cutting the lead down to 12 on two different occasions - the final time at 43-31 - but Frazier and Anderson scored the next eight points for Tech and an Angie Felton three with 13:18 to play gave Tech a 54-33 lead.
Tech biggest advantage of the night came at 77-48 on a Shantale Bramble-Donaldson bucket with 2:56 to play.
For the game, Tech shot 48 percent (31-64) from the field, including eight three-pointers, and 9-of-11 from the free throw line. Houston hit 36 percent (18-50) from the field but only 14-of-28 from the free throw line.
The Lady Techsters outrebounded Houston 38-34.