LUBBOCK, Texas (November 12, 2013) – Lubbock Christian University broke in the 2013-2014 season shattering a single-game program record with 15 three-pointers and received at least a field goal from all 12 players en route to a 101-66 home victory in their season opener inside Rip Griffin Center.
The 15 three-pointers topped the previous high mark of 13, which had been completed on three occasions (Mar. 3, 2011 vs. Wayland Baptist the most recent). Seven different Lady Chaps played a part in the mark, with Emily Pool's 4-for-4 mark topping the list.
The game did not start out very record breaking for LCU. They opened the game just 1-of-7 from the field and trailed 7-2 before going 6-of-10 from the field during a 15-0 run for a 17-7 lead. LCU, hitting nine three-pointers in the first half, would end up out-scoring ENMU 37-7 from the time they trailed 7-2 for a 39-14 lead with just under eight minutes remaining in the half. The Lady Chaps led 56-28 at the half. Blair Taylor and Haley Fowler came off the bench and combined to shoot 7-of-9 in the first half. Fowler led LCU in the half with 13 points. LCU forced ENMU into 14 turnovers in the first half and it led to an 18-2 scoring advantage. The Lady Chaps committed just one turnover in the half and it came with 4:40 remaining in the half.
The Lady Chaps never led by less than 26 points and led as much as 99-59 (2:11 remaining). Callie Sandusky's only bucket of the game helped LCU eclipse the 100-point mark and it meant all 12 LCU players on the roster had recorded a field goal in the game. The last time LCU reached 100 points was on Jan. 26, 2013. It marks the ninth time LCU has reached at least 100 points in a game under Steve Gomez's coaching tenure and the 18th time overall in program history.
LCU had five players finish in double figures in scoring. Pool led all players with 18 points, and she was joined in the double figures by Kelsey Hoppel (14 points), Fowler (13 points), Hannah Harbin (11 points) and Haley Burton (10 points). Burton produced her first career double-double with a career-high 11 assists (and no turnovers) to go along with her 10 points. Allison Szabo also found her way onto the record books, as she tied a Lady Chaps Rip Griffin Center individual record with five blocks (done twice prior by Candace Clenney, with the previous coming Jan. 30, 2006). Nicole Hampton led all players with 10 rebounds in the win. ENMU was led by a 13-point output by Nelsha Peterson, and they also received 12 points each from Lakeeyscia Griffin and Tori Tucker.
The Lady Chaps improved to 23-12 all-time in season openers and 7-4 under head coach Steve Gomez. While LCU improved to 1-0 on the season, ENMU fell to 0-3 with the loss. The Lady Chaps now focus towards their first road game of the season, as they head to Stephenville, Texas Friday to face Texas Woman's University at noon.