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Techsters: Terrific rally in Tacoma

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Down by 14 at halftime, Weatherspoon-led team won 1988 title
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Members of the 1987-88 Louisiana Tech University Lady Techsters’ basketball team that captured an NCAA national championship included (front row, from left) Sheila Ethridge, Lisa Harvey, Melinda Chambless, Teresa Weatherspoon, Angela Lawson, Phoebe Dunn, Terri Meyer (back row, from left), assistant coach Kim Mulkey, head coach Leon Barmore, Bennie Lincoln, Tatia Brown, Jocelyn Watson, Venus Lacy, Erica Westbrooks, Nora Lewis, Paulette Stall, assistant coach Mary Kay Hungate, assistant coach Jennifer White and manager Amy Ringheim.

(Editor’s note: Louisiana Tech University will honor its three national championship teams in women’s basketball on Saturday. A luncheon is set for that day at 11:30 a.m., at the Squire Creek Golf and Country Club to recognize members of the team and tickets are available at $25 each by calling Barbara Swart at the Marbury Alumni House at 255-7950. This is the final segment in a series of three game stories written by O.K. Davis of the Daily Leader on the Techsters’ national title victories, with the following story having appeared in the April 3, 1988, edition of the Daily Leader. Today: the Techsters’ dramatic second-half comeback in the 1988 NCAA title game).

TACOMA, Wash. — Dust off the national championship trophy again for Louisiana Tech’s Lady Techsters.

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