SHAWNEE, Okla. (January 17, 2009) - No. 7 Lubbock Christian University held St. Gregory's University to ten field goals and received scoring from ten different players, as they cruised to a 69-31 Sooner Athletic Conference victory Saturday afternoon at Wood Field House.
LCU's dominance started right off the opening tip. They opened the game on a 14-0 run and held the Lady Cavaliers without a field goal for the game's first 9:37. The Lady Cavs wouldn't get their next field goal for another 4:23 and they only tallied three total in the half, as LCU took a 37-11 lead into the half.
The Lady Chaps sit most of their starters throughout the second half and the Cavs continued having problems offensively. They were held to just seven field goals in the second half and their final came on a three-point heave by Katelyn Conner as the game's final buzzer sounded.
Lubbock Christian forced 16 turnovers and held the Lady Cavs to a 20% shooting percentage (10-of-50). They out-scored SGU 18-5 in points off of turnovers. Offensively, the Lady Chaps received scoring from ten of the 11 players that hit the floor, and shot 47.6% from three-point range (10/23). LCU out-rebounded St. Gregory's 44-36 in the game, and despite allowing 11 offensive rebounds, the Lady Cavs were held to just two second-chance points.
Sierra Lovorn, who posted eight points in the second half, and Ashley Coggins, who contributed nine points in the second half, co-led the Lady Chaps in scoring with 11 points. They also received a solid game from Bailey St. Clair, who led the team with seven rebounds and three steals to go along with nine points. Nkechi Okorie led SGU with ten points.
LCU improves to 14-3 with the win and 7-2 in SAC play. St. Gregory's (1-16, 0-9) suffered their 16th consecutive loss. The Lady Chaps return home and will host Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Thursday.