Girls Basketball: Game Preview: No. 16 Lubbock-Cooper vs. Canyon

Girls Basketball: Game Preview: No. 16 Lubbock-Cooper vs. Canyon Randall (12-04-18)

The No. 16 Lubbock-Cooper girls basketball team returns home to continue district 3-5A play on Tuesday against Canyon Randall at Lubbock-Cooper High School.

Tipoff is slated for 6:00 p.m. CT, and the game will be aired on 100.7 FM The Score in Lubbock. Andres Flores will have the radio call. The radio broadcast will also be available online at www.1007thescore.com and the 100.7 The Score mobile app. Interact live with Tuesday’s broadcast by following @AFloRadio on Twitter. Fans can receive final score alerts sent to their mobile device by downloading the Double T 973 mobile app and subscribing for free to the Pirate Fan Zone Club.

Lubbock-Cooper (9-3, 1-1 3-5A) is coming off three wins in the Kennedale Tournament over the weekend. The Lady Pirates defeated Midland Greenwood 66-36, El Paso Riverside 69-35 and Kennedale 78-41. Lubbock-Cooper did fall to Grapevine for their third loss of the season 53-47. Last week, LCP picked up district win number one in the victory over Monterey 57-50. Sophomore Avrie Douglas led the team with 16 points. The Lady Pirates also got contributions from McKauley Gregory with 12 points and Kaitlyn Edgemon with 11 points.

The Lady Raiders (2-5, 1-0 3-5A) have defeated the Lady Pirates in the bi-district round of the playoffs the last two seasons winning 70-40 in 2017 and 49-48 in 2018. Randall comes in to the contest after a district win last Tuesday beating Lubbock High 66-47. Head Coach Brooke Walthall is in her 6th season as the head coach of the Lady Raiders. Walthall, formerly Brooke Baughman played four seasons at Texas Tech University and played on two state championship teams at Canyon, in 2000 and 2003. Walthall was an assistant coach at The Colony in Lewisville from 2007-2009 and was a head coach at Midlothian from 2009-2012.

“It’s going to be a tough one, we’re going to have to prepare and we’re going to have to kind of use this (Kennedale) tournament this weekend to prepare a little bit too.” Head coach Kyle Lovorn said. “They’ve got three key returners from their starting lineup last year, and you know it’s almost become a rivalry between us the last few years we’ve seen each other in the playoffs, they’ll bring their best game, but we will too.”

Up Next: Lubbock-Cooper will make back to back road trips as they travel to Lubbock High to continue district play on December 11th. Then LCP will square off with cross town rival Frenship High on December 14th. Both games will be at 6:00 p.m.  

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