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Brendan Clary, Staff Writer

Feb. 6, 2014
Tyler Rogers and Haley Burton take top honors in Heartland Conference

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Lubbock Christian's Tyler Rogers was named the Heartland Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, the first such award for the Chaps this season.

The 6’2” sophomore guard led LCU to one of its most productive weekends in conference play, defeating the then-second and third place teams, UA Fort Smith and Rogers State. Rogers scored a career-high 21 points against the Hillcats and matched the same point total versus the Lions while shooting 54 percent from the field and connecting on 9-of-11 from the free throw line. The Lubbock native (Frenship HS) also tallied seven boards, six assists and four steals in the wins.

Rogers has been on a torrid pace in the Chaps previous eight games, scoring in double figures during each contest, averaging 16.1 points and 4.4 rebounds, while shooting 59 percent from the floor and 84 percent from the free throw line.

The Chaps (11-6, 6-5 Heartland) have won six of their last seven contests, including the last four. The Chaps defeated Dallas Baptist (74-52) last night, and look to build on their win streak when hosting Oklahoma Christian on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Rip Griffin Center.

 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

The Heartland Conference announced their Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors Monday and this week there were two recipients, as Haley Burton of Lubbock Christian and Maddie Wheeler of St. Edward's University were named Co-Players of the Week.

Burton, a junior from Shallowater (TX), led the Lady Chaps to a pair of home conference victories while averaging 20 points a contest. Setting a career high in points against Rogers State with a 28-point performance, Burton shot nearly 70% from the field and 6-of-8 from long range, with the six three-pointers marking a single-game career high. She followed with 12 points and six assists against Arkansas Fort Smith.

The honor is the second of Burton’s career and of the 2013-2014 season. She is the fourth Heartland Conference player and the second Lady Chap, joining Nicole Hampton, to receive the honor twice this season. (An LCU player has received the accolade four of the twelve weeks awarded.)

The Lady Chaps are an impressive 19-1 overall with a perfect 14-0 record in the conference. They currently have a 17-game win streak, which is the third longest active home streak in NCAA Div. II. The Lady Chaps are also the proud owners of a 17 home game winning streak, which is once again the third longest active streak amongst NCAA Div. II squads. Coach Gomez and the Lady Chaps can set a program record Saturday, as they aim for their 18th consecutive win hosting Oklahoma Christian University at 1 p.m.

*This story adapted from an original story found on the homepage for LCU athletics: www.lcuchaps.com

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