Women's Basketball Back on the Road
The Lions head back out on the road for their next two games, beginning Thursday, Nov. 21 at Oregon State.
Nov. 20, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Fresh off a win in their 2013-14 home opener, the Lions head back out on the road for two games, beginning Thursday, Nov. 21 with a meeting against Pac-12 member Oregon State. Tip off in Corvallis, Ore., is scheduled for 6 p.m.
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INSIDE THE LIONS
After struggling in their first two games on the road, the Lions returned home to Gersten Pavilion for an 81-64 win over New Mexico State on Nov. 16. In the early goings, the guard combo of senior Hazel Ramirez and sophomore Deanna Johnson are pacing the Lions in scoring at 11 points and 11.3 ppg, respectively. Junior Taylor Anderson has been a nice spark off the bench after missing all but the first 10 games of the 2012-13 season due to a knee injury. Anderson recorded her first career double-double (10 pts, 10 reb) at Utah State, earned her first start of this season against New Mexico State and is averaging 5.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Through three games, 11 players have averaged more than 10 minutes of play per game as second-year Head Coach Charity Elliott continues to look for her team to run the floor, be active on defense and display multiple threats on the attack.
LIONS LAST LINE
In a complete team effort, the Lions built a 17-point halftime lead on their way to an 81-64 win over New Mexico State in Gersten Pavilion on Nov. 16. The win was the first of the season for the Lions, who dropped a pair of tough decisions on the road to open the season. It also moved LMU to 10-5 on their home court under second-year head coach Charity Elliott. Four Lions reached double figures, led by Chelsea Barnes and Deanna Johnson who both came off the bench to score 14 points apiece. Hazel Ramirez finished with 13 points to go along with a game-high six assists and Mackenzie Kerins added a 12-point, 13-rebound double-double. It was slow goings offensively for both teams as LMU held a 5-0 lead nearly five minutes into the game. A pair of free throws by NMSU's Garner put the Aggies on the board at 16:11, but five straight points by Johnson quickly opened up a 10-2 lead for LMU. The Aggies would trim the lead to two, 14-12, midway through the half, but the Lions responded with a 25-10 run to close out the half and carry the 17-point lead into the break. Five straight points by Olivia Lucero to open up the second half pushed the Lion lead to 22, 44-22, and the teams traded buckets for the remainder of the frame, putting up 42 apiece.
ABOUT THE OREGON STATE BEAVERS
Oregon State is unbeaten so far this season with wins at home over Corban College (94-49), Cal State Bakersfield (80-49) and Sacramento State (102-80). The Beavers have averaged 92 ppg in their three wins while giving up just under 60 ppg to their opponents. They have utilized a balanced attack with four five players averaging between nine and 12 points per game. Oregon State is hitting 48.5 percent from the field and holding a 20.7 rebounder per game advantage. Deven Hunter leads the way with 12 points and nine boards per game.
WHEN LAST WE MET
LMU earned a 73-62 win over Oregon State when the teams met last on Dec. 15, 2012 in Gersten Pavilion. It was the Lions' first win against the Beavers as OSU won the first-ever meeting between the two schools, 65-58, in 2001. Hazel Ramirez led LMU in the win with 16 points, five assists and three steals. Alex Cowling chipped in 11 points and Sophie Taylor added nine points on a trio of three-pointers.
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