First-year head coach Kellen Fernetti and the LCC Womens Basketball Program has released their schedule for the 2019-2020 season. The schedule features six home games in November, including a two-game homestand on opening weekend. LCC will take on Colorado State Club on November 1 at 5 p.m., and the Southeast Colorado All-Stars on November 3, with a 2 p.m. afternoon tip-off scheduled.
The week of November 18 will see the LCC Lady Runnin' Lopes play four home games during the week, with a home game vs. Clarendon College at 5 p.m. on November 19, and then the Lady Runnin' Lopes will host a three day LCC Classic November 21-23. LCC will play Colby CC at 7 p.m. the November 21, Western Texas College at 5 p.m. November 22, and Colorado NW CC at 3 p.m. the November 23.
LCC will play at Clarendon on November 5, and at Colorado NW CC on November 12. LCC will take part in two classics between the two homestands in November. The first is the South Plains College Classic on November 7-8. We'll then attend the Western Nebraska Community College Classic on November 15-16. LCC ends the month of November at the Howard College Thanksgiving Classic on November 29-30.
The Lady Runnin' Lopes play two games on the road December 8 at Bethany College JV and December 9 at Kansas Wesleyan University JV leading up to January. LCC will play Iowa Western at home on January 7 at 5 p.m. and will travel to Frank Phillips College on January 11.
Region IX play begins January 14 at Otero Junior College. LCC has three Region IX games in January, starting with Trinidad State Junior College on January 17, North Platte Community Colleg on January 28, and McCook Community College on January 31. Game time is at 5 p.m. for each game. LCC will be on the road January 21 and January 24, traveling to Western Nebraska Community College and Northeastern Junior College.
February begins with a road trip to Trinidad State Junior College on February 4. Then the Runnin' Lady Lopes will be at home for three straight home games: February 7 vs. Otero Junior College, February 11 vs. Northeastern Junior College, and Sophomore Night February 14 vs. Western Nebraska Community College. Game times will be at 5 p.m. for each game. The regular season concludes with a trip to North Platte Community College on February 18, and at McCook Community College on February 21.
The Region IX Tournament first-round games are scheduled for February 28, with the top three seeds hosting the games. The Region IX Tournament will conclude March 5-7, with the Region IX North hosting the tournament this season.
"Our schedule will be very challenging, and our non-region games will have us prepared for the always tough Region IX South schedule. Our region is well-coached with talented players, and you cannot take a night off in Region IX play. We will need to be focused and ready to go with energy, effort, and enthusiasm for each of our 30 regular-season games this year. I am excited to see how our team will come together this season," Coach Kellen Fernetti said.
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