LUBBOCK, Texas (February 10, 2014) – For a second consecutive week a member of the Lubbock Christian University Lady Chaparrals was recognized with Heartland Conference Player of the Week Honors, as the conference named Emily Pool as this week's recipient.
The senior from Crandall, Texas led LCU to a 108-79 victory over Oklahoma Christian University in the team's only game of the week. The Heartland Conference victory set the program record for the amount of points in a conference game. LCU also set a program single-game record with 16 three-pointers. Pool was part of all facets of the records, as she led all scorers with 25 points in 22 minutes of play. She scored the game's opening nine points and finished the first half with 20 points. She was 7-of-9 from the field in the half and 4-for-4 from three-point range. She finished 5-of-7 from long range in the game and 9-of-12 from the field. Her five threes moved her into the top-five in program history in career three-pointers with 164. She also moved into a share of fourth place (with Jordan Hampton 2005-2009) in career field goal attempts.
The honor marks the first Heartland honor for Pool and her third conference weekly honor. She was a two-time Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week recipient during the 2011-2012 season. She is the third Lady Chaps player to claim the accolade this season, joining two-time winners Nicole Hampton and Haley Burton. LCU has five of the last nine weekly honors handed out by the conference.
The Lady Chaps are currently preparing for their final road trip of the season. The two-game trip begins Thursday in Laredo, Texas with the conference's two-top teams squaring off. LCU faces Texas A&M International, who is in second place in the standings and holds the conference tournament's top-seed. TAMIU controls their own destiny towards the conference regular season title, as LCU can claim first place in the standings but is ineligible for conference titles and postseason play as part of their transition to NCAA Div. II. LCU is 20-1 overall and 15-0 in conference play. They are riding a program record 18-game win streak, which is the third longest active streak among NCAA Div. II programs.