KINGSVILLE — Jayde Tschritter scored 16 points and Texas A&M-Kingsville beat No. 1 Lubbock Christian University 59-42 Friday in a Lone Star Conference opener, ending the Lady Chaps’ 22-game conference win streak.
A&M-Kingsville (7-4, 1-0) shot a season-best 54 percent from the field, and LCU (11-2, 0-1) shot a season-worst 29 percent. The scoring output was the Lady Chaps’ lowest since they scored 40 at Oklahoma City University on Jan. 2, 2010.
Laynee Burr led LCU with nine points, followed by Juliana Robertson with eight points, Allie Schulte with seven and Channing Cunyus with six.
Robertson grabbed eight rebounds. Schulte had seven steaks, the most by a Lady Chaps’ player since Nicole Hampton had seven against Alaska Anchorage in the championship game of the 2016 Division II NCAA Tournament.
Kryslyn Jones added 10 points for A&M-Kingsville, which is coached by former LCU assistant Michael Madrid.
LCU’s conference-opening road trip continues with a game at 1 p.m. Sunday against Texas A&M International in Laredo.
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KINGSVILLE — Top-ranked Lubbock Christian University’s conference opener scheduled for Friday against Texas A&M-Kingsville was postponed because of COVID protocols.
Neither program said which team had the issue, but A&M-Kingsville (8-2) also announced the postponement of its home game Sunday against Eastern New Mexico.
LCU (12-0) is still scheduled to visit Texas A&M International at 3 p.m. Sunday.
CHANDLER, Ariz. — D.J. Avery scored a season-high 19 points and Kieves Turner scored all of his 15 in the second half as South Plains College closed an Arizona road trip Thursday with a 74-63 victory at Chandler-Gilbert.
The game was the last of the non-conference scheduled for South Plains (7-6), which resumes Western Junior College Athletic Conference play when it hosts Howard College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Texans went 2-1 earlier in the week at the Fiesta Bowl Shootout in Mesa. They lost to Snow College 79-70, then beat Midland College 58-38 and New Mexico Junior College 65-58. Savion Gallion led SPC against Snow with 22 points.
Turner and Avery scored 12 points and 10 points, respectively, against Midland. Malek Abdelgowad scored 16 and Gallion 14 against NMJC.
LAKE CHARLES, La. — Ines Piper and Noelani Cornfield scored 14 and 13 points, respectively, and top-ranked Northwest Florida State beat No. 14 South Plains College 73-47 Friday in a rematch of last season’s NJCAA Tournament quarterfinal in Lubbock.
Last-Tear Poa added 11 for the Raiders (14-0).
Raija Todd and Celia Sumbane scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, for South Plains (6-4).
The game was part of the LSU-Eunice New Year’s Classic. South Plains will play Seward County Community College at 1 p.m. Saturday.
This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: College basketball: A&M-Kingsville upsets Lady Chaps in conference opener