Lady Chaps visits Lakewood for first series of games since 1993


No.1 Lubbock Christian, with three games under his belt (3-0), is approaching home this week as he plays two games in Lakewood, Colorado. LCU competes in the RMAC / LSC Tip Off Classic at Colorado Christian, where they will face Colorado Christian Friday (2:30 p.m. CT) and Colorado State Pueblo (noon CT). Metro State was generally part of the rotation of the teams involved in the season opener, but they opted out of the rotation and took their places by Colorado Christian, while LCU, CSU Pueblo and Texas A&M -Commerce continue to fill the field of teams. This is the season opener for all non-LCU teams as LCU competed in the DII CCA Tip Off Classic at the Trailhead in Billings, MT last weekend.


The reigning NCAA Division II Women’s National Basketball Champions kicked off their 2021-22 campaign in Billings, MT, competing in the D2CCA Tip Off Classic at Trailhead for a trio of games. LCU opened its season last Friday with a 69-55 victory over Montevallo before outscoring tournament host Montana State Billings 67-61 on Saturday and No. 11 Tampa 56-44 on Sunday. The classic / tournament was the first of four LCUs to be competed in during the regular season. LCU opens the game with its first five road games. Next week, LCU returns home for its first home game on November 19, as LCU hosts the Lady Chap Invitational.


LCU Allie Schulte won All-Tournament MVP honors last week in Billings. Schulte averaged 15.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.3 steals per game in the trio of games. Her best game was a 19-point performance against Montevallo, as she was 8 of 11 on the pitch. Laynee burr joined Schulte on the tournament’s all-star squad averaging 11.0 points, 3.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game.


  • > Allie Schulte leads LCU in attack, averaging 15.0 per game. She is averaging 10.7 per game in the first half alone. She is 15 out of 26 (57.7%) on the field and 6 out of 12 (50%) on long distance.
  • > Ashton duncan leads LCU with seven three-pointers, averaging 3.0 per game. She had 22 points against MSU Billings, scoring clutch buckets on offensive possessions from a possession game. She is just behind Schulte, averaging 14.7 points per game.
  • > LCU opened the season with its first 14 free throw attempts and is 78.9% (30/38) from the free throw line. Schulte is 9 out of 10 (90%), leading all players who have five or more attempts this season.
  • > Juliana Robertson leads LCU over / under with a score of +56 for the season, with a rate per game of +18.7. Her time on the field has been important, as LCU has been eight points ahead in every game this season that she has not been on the field. The difference is a difference of 26.7 points per game between his presence on the field and his absence from the field.
  • > Laynee burr joins Schulte and Duncan in offensive double digits, averaging 11.0 points per game. She just posted a career-high 18 point performance against No. 11 Tampa, when she was 6 of 10 in the field.
  • > Grace Foster was a real hard-hitting freshman, leading the team in blocks (3) and averaging 4.0 rebounds per game. Foster was a +18 plus / minus against Tampa, and she was 2 of 5 from a three-point range en route to her first 10-point outing of her college career.
  • > LCU averages 8.7 steals per game and has a 26-13 advantage over its class opponents. Burr and Schulte co-lead the team with seven people.
  • > Last Saturday night against Montana State Billings (LCU’s first real road game), LCU overcame a 12-point deficit and in the second half they scored 8 for 8 on possessions they had the ball in with a -the possession advance (with points resulting in an advance of two possessions). They were 6 of 7 on the field in attempts to shoot in the scenario, the only miss resulting in an offensive rebound and possible free throws from a foul.
  • > LCU starting unit (Laynee burr, Channing cunyus, Ashton duncan, Allie Schulte and Juliana Robertson) The opener’s production was vital to LCU’s 3-0 start. The starting unit averages 7:13 (before their first substitution) and has edged the opposition by an average of 8.3 points per game over time.


With Lubbock Christian playing Colorado Christian this weekend, there is a training link between the two universities. CCU’s head softball coach is Larry Hays. Yes, the same Larry Hays who has won over 1,500 baseball coaching wins at LCU and Texas Tech. Hays, one of LCU’s great ambassadors, was the head coach of the Lady Chaps basketball program during the 1982-83 season, coaching 17 games and going 8-9 while closing the training gap. between David Simpson and Dave Carter.


For the first time in program history, LCU won first place in the WBCA’s Top 25 National Preseason Poll, and for the first time, they were favorites in the WBCA Preseason Polls. and D2SIDA.

LCU received the # 1 ranking receiving 20 of the 22 first-place votes available in the WBCA poll. The WBCA NCAA Division II women’s basketball preseason poll, which the WBCA did not produce last season (COVID) is a poll LCU has regularly debuted every season, a poll has been conducted since ‘he is eligible. Their No.1 ranking marks LCU’s third consecutive preseason poll as a top 10 preseason favorite (they were picked for the No.2 preseason in 2019-2020 and No.10 for the 2018-19 season). Along with their back-to-back top 10 debut, LCU claimed No.11 (2016-17) and No.18 (2015-16) in their previous poll appearances.

LCU has found its way into the D2SIDA preseason poll seven consecutive seasons, scoring every season they’ve been eligible to appear (due to the transfer from NAIA to NCAA Div. II), placing No.1 (2019-20 , 2020-21), No. 3 (2018-19), No. 23 (2017-18), No. 4 (2016-17), No. 15 (2015-16) and receiving votes in 2014-15. The Lady Chaps received all 16 first place votes.


The 2021-22 season marks LCU’s ninth since leaving the NAIA, and heading into this week’s action, LCU is 217-29 over that span (88.2%). In the NCAA playoffs, the Lady Chaps are 20-1 all-time.


LCU went 13-0 last season at the Rip Griffin Center. The Lady Chaps, who finished the home game with the LSC Championships and became the first team since 2007 to win the LSC Campus Championship tournament, were 13-0 last season at home and with their 91-game active home winning streak. , who is the active and all-time leading brand in NCAA Division II women’s basketball. LCU’s last home loss came on Jan. 1, 2015, to the University of Oklahoma City. LCU, who also has a 7-0 NCAA playoff mark at Lubbock in the mix (not counting a 3-0 score in the LSC playoffs), has also won 74 straight home conference games. , their last home conference loss coming in January. 10, 2013 (v Oklahoma City). They completed a 49-0 record in Heartland Conference home games (they are 21-0 in LSC home games).


91 – Lubbock Christian January 1, 2015 ->
87 – Neb.-Kearney January 31, 1995-Nov. 24, 2001
85 – West Tex. A&M January 9, 1987-Dec. 6, 1991


91 – LCU (Division II)
37 – North Georgia (Division II)
36 – Messiah (Division III)

1> The Cougars went 5-13 last season, with all games being competitions from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, which had them in 11e place. They were 4-5 at home.
2> CCU is selected for preseason 10e in the RMAC pre-season survey.
3> The Cougs have a new head coach this season, while Diane Thompson, a former assistant to Regis, leads the CCU. Friday’s meeting against LCU will mark her debut as a college head coach.
4> CCU has nine new players, with seven transfers in the mix. There are four Division I transfers on the Cougars roster, which open their season on Friday.
5> Lourdes Gonzalez is one of the only two seniors in the Cougars roster. She averaged 11.4 points per game and 7.3 rebounds last season.


LCU and Colorado Christian have only met once before, during an invite hosted by Colorado Christian on December 3-4, 1993. The Lady Chaps started with a 78-64 victory over South Dakota School of Mines , but followed on December 4. , 1993 with a 72-55 loss to Colorado Christian in what was the only meeting between the two teams.

LAKEWOOD, Col. (Dec 4, 1993) – LCU shot 51.4% (18/35) from inside the arc and received 14 points from Julie Baker, but Colorado Christian produced four double-digit players, including 15 points from Tandy Dunavin, and LCU fell 72-55 to the Cougars.

Carol Hise managed a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) for the Lady Chaps, while Baker punctuated the attack with 6 of 7 shots from the field. Unfortunately for the Lady Chaps, the rest of the field was 34.4% (10 out of 29) of the field.


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