Lions Open Season With Exhibition Saturday

The Lions open the 2012-13 season on Saturday.

Nov. 2, 2012

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LOS ANGELES - The 2012-13 LMU women's basketball team will face off against an opponent other than themselves for the first time this Saturday, Nov. 3 when they host The Master's College in an exhibition match-up. Tip off in Gersten Pavilion is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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The Lions' roster is filled with 10 familiar faces, including three returning starters, along with four freshmen. Leading the returning core is redshirt senior Alex Cowling, who has been named to the 2012-13 Preseason All-WCC Team for the fourth consecutive year. Cowling led the Lions and the WCC in scoring (22.2 ppg) and rebounding (8.7 rpg) a year ago while also setting school records for single-season points (666) and career points (1,728).

Other starting returners include junior point guard Hazel Ramirez (10.2 ppg, 2.9 apg) and sophomore guard Danielle Pruitt (3.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg).

While the faces on the court will be mostly familiar to fans, Saturday's exhibition will be the debut for first-year head coach Charity Elliott and her staff.



The Master's College returns all five starters and seven total letterwinners from a 2011-12 squad that went 12-19 overall and 5-13 in league play. The Mustangs compete in the Golden State Athletic Conference and are NAIA affiliated. Top returners include sophomore point guard Whitney Best (8.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.0 apg, junior wing Zoe Scott (9.7 ppg, 52 3-ptrs) and senior wing Lena Rivera (9.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg). Head coach Dan Waldeck is in his fourth year with the Mustangs, holding a 61-59 career record.

Season tickets for the 2012-13 LMU women's basketball season are available by calling (310) 338-5466 or visiting the tickets home on



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