Claremore Daily Progress

Sports

January 6, 2013

SAC MEN'S BB: LCU cruises past St. Gregory's, 89-56

SHAWNEE —  Eli Baker came off the bench to post a career-high 20 points and he was joined with four additional teammates in double figures in points, as the Lubbock Christian University Chaparrals cruised to a 89-56 Sooner Athletic Conference road victory at St. Gregory's University Saturday afternoon.

It was A.J. Luckey who took over early for the Chaparrals and provided LCU an early scoring boost.  The freshman guard scored the first nine points for LCU and 11 of the team's first 14 points.  The Chaps never trailed in the game and used a 10-0 run for some separation and a 29-16 lead with seven minutes remaining in the first half.  The run was part of a scoring surge for LCU in which they out-scored SGU 20-5. Luckey finished with 12 points in the half and helped LCU go into the half leading 46-28.

 

LCU made sure SGU did not rally in the second half.  The Chaps were 63% (17/27) from the field in the second half and benefitted off six offensive rebounds for second chance opportunities.  LCU scored the first six points of the second half and never led by less than 24 points following the 6-0 run to start the half.

 

Baker scored 12 of his 20 points in the second half with six second half field goals. He was joined in double figures by teammates Luckey (16 points), Jabril Durham (14 points), Jaron Vierra (13 points) and Jamaal Crayton (10 points). Fayzon Richey of SGU was the only Cavalier in double digits, as he scored 15 points in the second half and finished with 19 points. Richey, who leads the NAIA in defensive rebounds per game(7.5), was held to two rebounds.  LCU out-rebounded SGU 19-6 in the second half and 35-16 overall in the game. The Chaps had 11 offensive rebounds and held the NAIA's third best defensive rebounding team to 13 defensive boards (SGU averages 31.2 defensive boards per game). LCU produced their second best shooting mark of the season with a 62.3% (33/53) shooting percentage from the field.  They only attempted six three-pointers, but connected on four of the six chances.

 

The win marked the 10th consecutive win over SGU in the all-time series and places LCU with a 9-6 overall record on the season.  They improve to 2-1 in SAC play.  SGU moved to 9-6 overall and 2-1 in SAC play. LCU returns home, where they will host Oklahoma City University Thursday at 8 p.m. inside Rip Griffin Center.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Patel named RSU men's basketball assistant coach

    Rogers State University head men’s basketball coach Justin Barkley named Vinay Patel the new assistant men’s basketball coach on Monday.

    “I am very excited about bringing Vinay on board,” Barkley said. “He brings invaluable experience to the program as he is a well-respected recruiter and his NCAA Division II resume is a perfect fit as we continue our transition to become a full-NCAA Division II member.”

    April 22, 2014

  • DSC_0089web.jpg All-State Hoopsters

    Verdigris senior point guard Baileigh O’Dell capped off a stellar four-year prep basketball career with Tulsa World 2nd-Team All-State recognition.
    O’Dell, a 5-foot-5 floor general that will compete for the Lamar University Lady Cardinals in the Southland Conference next season, was one of five girls basketball players from Rogers County to earn All-State accolades.
    Claremore senior point guard Kaleigh Cox, Inola senior point guard Lexi Williams, Verdigris senior guard Caitlyn Hanslovan and Verdigris freshman forward Keara Battenfield were named to the honorable mention squad.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • DSC_0127web.jpg SOCCER: Lady Zebras ranked 4th in Class 5A poll

    Strong senior leadership and a talented core of underclassmen have kept the Claremore Lady Zebras on a nine-game winning streak since falling in the season opener.
    Senior midfielder Katelin Teter and senior defenders Jentry Cruce and Anna McGuire have the Lady Zebras playing their best soccer in the closing week of the regular season.
    Behind Teter, Cruce and McGuire, as well as other seniors Bailey Bacon and Emily Parkinson, the Lady Zebras (9-1) are currently ranked No. 4 overall in the Class 5A girls soccer state poll.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0181web.jpg BASEBALL: Claremore splits series with Collinsville

    The moment Claremore senior catcher Matt Whatley got thrown out at home plate in the top of first inning, it was downhill for the Zebras.
    Collinsville took advantage of six Claremore errors and erupted for 17 hits to thump the Zebras, 15-2 Friday afternoon in Metro Lakes Conference play.

    April 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • BROWNweb.jpg BASEBALL: Catoosa’s Brown holds off Ft. Gibson

    Nick Brown twirled a four-hitter and Catoosa held firm defensively with the game on the line, powering the Indians to a 4-3 victory over Fort Gibson Saturday on Senior Day.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0216web.jpg RSU's Law silences UT-Permian Basin

    The Rogers State University baseball team dropped game one of a Heartland Conference series at Texas-Permian Basin, 2-0, but battled back to split the twin bill Friday with a 7-1 victory in the night cap.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Southern Mississippi searching for new basketball coach

    Southern Mississippi athletic director Bill McGillis thought basketball coach Donnie Tyndall might not last long as the team kept winning games.

    April 22, 2014

  • Kentucky's Julius Randle enters NBA Draft

    Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.

    April 22, 2014

  • BIG TEN MBB: Illinois player Darius Paul arrested

    University of Illinois police say basketball player Darius Paul faces preliminary charges of resisting a peace officer and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.

    April 22, 2014

  • SEC MEN'S BB: Tennessee hires Southern Mississippi's Donnie Tyndall

    Tennessee's coaching position had just become available when Donnie Tyndall received a text message urging him to pursue the job.

    April 22, 2014