Claremore Daily Progress


March 15, 2013

NAIA WOMEN'S BB TOURNEY: Hampton's triple-double lifts LCU to Sweet 16

FRANKFORT, Ky. —  Nicole Hampton recorded possibly the first triple-double in Lubbock Christian University program history, and her performance with 15 rebounds, 11 points and 11 assists helped top-seeded LCU move into the round of 16 with a 78-57 win over eight-seeded Southern University - New Orleans Thursday in the opening round of the 33rd Annual NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship.


Triple-double records were not kept on file prior to the 2003-2004 season and Hampton's mark is the only triple-double since those records were kept. Officially, her mark does signify the first time the goal has been accomplished by a Lady Chaps member at the tournament and the first in program history under the tenure of head coach Steve Gomez. The last time a player had a triple-double at the tournament was Mar. 17, 2000 when Whitney Ballinger completed the task for Campbellsville University.

Hampton's numbers were solid, but the Lady Chaps also received balance production elsewhere. Kelsey Canavan produced her third consecutive double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, Kelsey Hoppel led LCU with 18 points and Courtney Wilson contributed 17 points. Hampton's 15 rebounds matched a career high and her 11 assists marked a new career high.

SUNO had a 4-2 lead erased by a three-pointer from Haley Burton and LCU never trailed the rest of the way. LCU slowly built a 10-point lead at 27-17 after a 7-0 run with 7:41 remaining in the first half. April Perry, the NAIA's leading scorer this season, would respond with five consecutive field goals and a 10-0 Lady Knights run to tie the game at 27-27 with 2:07 left in the half. LCU was 0-for-7 from the field with three turnovers during the SUNO run, but they were able to rally back in the final two minutes of the half to grab the momentum back. The Lady Chaps closed the final two minutes of the half with a 10-1 run and Hampton's five points during the run helped LCU take a 37-28 lead into the locker room. Perry led all scorers with 13 points in the first half.

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