ORU's Luper sets school record for points, steals
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, February 19, 2012
2/19/12 at 8:19 AM
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - It was another record-setting day for Oral Roberts junior Kevi Luper.
The Adair High School graduate became ORU's all-time leader in points and steals Saturday and also hit the game-winning free throws with 11.4 seconds to go in a 62-61 overtime win at IPFW.
Luper scored a game-high 22 points and now has 2,206 career points. Vivian Herron is now second with 2,192 points.
Luper also passed Kim Ogden in all-time steals after her four gave her 375 for her career.
Following Luper's winning free throws, IPFW had a chance to win the game, but Rachel Mauk missed a 3-pointer with five seconds left. ORU's Savanna Buck tapped the rebound toward midcourt and Jaci Bigham collected possession to seal the win.
The win clinches the second seed for ORU (18-9 overall, 12-4 Summit) in the Summit League Tournament.
Senior Georgia Jones also had a milestone day, scoring nine points to become the 19th player in ORU history to top 1,000 career points.
Mauk led the Mastodons (8-18, 5-10) with 15 points.
Luper hit a 3 to tie the game at 54-54 with 1:10 left. With 14 seconds left and the game still tied, she was called for a charge, but IPFW did not get a shot off to send the game into overtime.
Original Print Headline: Banner day for Luper
ORU career leaders
Top 5 scorers
1. Kevi Luper ('09-present) 2,206
2. Vivian Herron ('85-'89) 2,192
3. Krista Ragan ('96-'02) 2,152
4. Elisha Turek ('03-'07) 2,046
5. Stacy Williams ('88-'91) 1,791
Top 5 steals
1. Kevi Luper ('09-present) 375
2. Kim Ogden ('84-'88) 372
3. Jordan Pyle ('08-present) 230
4. Janae Voelker ('06-'10) 214
5. Vivian Herron ('85-'89) 211
Kevi Luper: Became ORU's career leader in points and steals Saturday.