WCC Homestand Concludes Saturday
LMU women's basketball hosts WCC rival Santa Clara on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m.
Jan. 3, 2014
LOS ANGELES - Still in the hunt for their first West Coast Conference victory, the LMU women's basketball team concludes its two-game WCC homestand Saturday, Jan. 4, hosting Santa Clara in a 2 p.m. tip off at Gersten Pavilion.
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INSIDE THE LIONS
Freshman Leslie Lopez-Wood poured in a career-high 18 points on Thursday versus San Francisco, becoming the sixth different Lion to lead the scoring column this season. The sharp shooter scored all 18 points from beyond the arc, nailing 6-of-11 from three. Her sixth treys is one off the school record (7), held by three different players and last achieved by Monica DeAngelis in 2011.
Hazel Ramirez played in her 100th career game on Thursday, Dec. 28 at BYU. The senior point guard has started all but four of games and has appeared in all but two games contested during her career. The two missed games were due to an ankle injury last season.
Ramirez has scored in double-figures in 12 of LMU's 14 games this season, leading the team in scoring seven times. She tallied her first 20-plus point game of the year with a 22-point effort at Long Beach State on Nov. 23 and surpassed the mark a second time with 24 points at San Diego on Dec. 30. That was just one shy of her career high of 25 set last season at USD.
Six different players have led the scoring column in a game, including Ramirez, Emily Ben-Jumbo, Deanna Johnson, Chelsea Barnes, Sophie Taylor and, most recently, Leslie Lopez-Wood. Barnes' team-high 16 points versus Oregon State on Nov. 21 also matched her career high, set at Wyoming on Dec. 29, 2012. Taylor also achieved a career-high with 16 points, all in the second half, against UC Irvine on Nov. 29. Johnson's 23-point effort on Saturday versus UNLV was one shy of her career high set on Feb. 28, 2013 vs. BYU.
Taylor Anderson and Mackenzie Kerins have each achieved double-double status. Anderson's 10-point, 10-rebound effort at Utah State was a career first for the junior. Kerins has two double-doubles on the year, including a 10-point, 11-rebound effort on Dec. 5 at Colorado State, bringing her career double-double total to eight.
With 71 assists through 14 games, Hazel Ramirez brings her career total to 357, good for third place in LMU's all-time record book. Next in line is Kristen Bruich (1988-91) with 429.
The Lions have debuted seven different starting lineups in 14 games played this season. Two constants have remained, however, as senior point guard Hazel Ramirez and junior forward Emily Ben-Jumbo have started all 14 games.
Freshman Olivia Lucero had her best outing of the season on Dec. 19 versus Seattle. The rookie came off the bench for just the fourth time this season to score 11 points on 4-for-6 shooting, including 3-for-3 from three.
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