OKLAHOMA CITY (December 14, 2013) – Emily Pool (17 points, 11 rebounds) and Kaycie Boyles (12 points, 12 rebounds) each produced a double-double behind a game-high 19 points from Nicole Hampton and Lubbock Christian University won their seventh consecutive game with a 79-59 win over Oklahoma Christian University Saturday afternoon in Heartland Conference action inside Eagles' Nest.
The pair of Lady Chaparrals with double-doubles marked only the third time, since 2007-2008 season, the Lady Chaps have had at least two players record double-doubles in the same game (Mar. 14, 2013 vs. Southern-New Orleans was the last). Pool's 11 rebounds marked just the third time in her 109-game playing career in which she has topped double figures in rebounds. It was also her third career double-double. Boyles came a rebound shy of her career high (13 against Louisiana-Monroe as a member of UMKC) and it was her first double-double.
The percentages were on the Lady Chaps side in the first half, but it took a while for the Lady Chaps offense to get warmed up. OC opened the game on an 8-2 run, as LCU missed four of their first five shot attempts. Things turned around five minutes into the game, as LCU received consecutive three-pointers from Boyles, Nicole Hampton and Blair Taylor to give LCU a 15-14 lead with under 13 minutes remaining in the half. The Lady Chaps would never trail again, as the trio of three-pointers was part of a 12-0 LCU run. The Lady Chaps would later have an 11-0 run in the half and take a 30-19 lead with 2:40 to go in the half. LCU would close the half making 11-of-17 shots from the field (64.7%), including a three-pointer from Haley Burton with under 10 seconds to go in the half, for a 35-22 halftime lead. LCU was 12-of-22 (54.5%) from the field, with a 5-of-8 mark (62.5%) from beyond the arc in the half, while OC was just 7-of-30 (23.3%). Boyles nearly had a double-double in the first half alone with 9 points and 8 rebounds.
Reminiscent to the opening half, LCU opened the second half missing their opening three shot attempts, but they countered by knocking down their next three consecutive attempts. A three by Haley Burton was the third of the three consecutive field goals to give LCU a 40-25 lead with 16:34 remaining. The Lady Chaps never led by less than 13 points and had as much as a 22 point lead (two occasions) in the contest. OC was ineffective cutting into the LCU lead in the half, as the Lady Eagles were 1-of-11 (9.1%) from long distance in the half. Pool and Hampton each had 12 points in the half, as Pool also had 10 rebounds in the half to produce a double-double in the half alone.
LCU produced a season-high 46 rebounds in the game and out-rebounded the Heartland Conference rebounding leaders 46-35. It marks the seventh consecutive game LCU has out-rebounded their opposition, and the 11 additional rebounds over OC was a season high for rebounding margin. Boyles led all players with 12 rebounds. Her and Pool were nearly joined by Hampton, with a double-double, as Hampton finished with 9 rebounds. Burton joined Hampton, Pool and Boyles offensively in double-figures with 15 points. LCU was 53.8% (28/52) from the field in the game and they held OC to a 28.2% shooting mark (20/71). It is the second time this season the Lady Chaps have held their opposition to under a 30% shooting mark in a game. OC did receive 13 points from Logan McKee and 11 points from Sydney Hill in the losing effort.
The Lady Chaps remain perfect in conference play (5-0), while OC remains winless (0-3). LCU improved to 9-1 overall and OC fell to 4-5. The game was the final game of the 2013 calendar year for LCU and they finished the 2013 calendar with a 26-5 (83.9%) record. They will return to action following the holidays on Jan. 2, 2014 at home hosting St. Mary's in conference action at Rip Griffin Center.