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Jeffery makes history with second ever triple-double
The last time a CU womens basketball player dropped a triple-double (when a player tallies double-digits in three statistical categories) the Iran hostage was all over the news, Three Mile Island had everyone panicking about nuclear power and the Village People got sued for their hit song "YMCA."
That's right, it was all the way back in 1979 when forward Sandy bean scored 19 points to go along with 11 rebounds and ten assists in a game against Utah State. Now she has some company in the record books.
Sophomore guard Chucky Jeffery tallied 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in an MVP-clinching performance this past Saturday in the Omni Hotels Classic title game victory over Loyola.
Jeffrey said she didn't do anything special before or during the game, and the game just came to her naturally.
"It just came to me. I can tell when I'm going to have a good game or an off game offensively, and everything was just flowing."
Head coach Linda Lappe, a former basketball player herself, had trouble recollecting such a game from her playing days.
"As a player, definitely none. As a coach, maybe one."
And though she tries to keep her players humble, Lappe's praise of her young point guard showed how impressive her game was in perspective.
"Anytime you can score 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, to me, as a point guard that's pretty much perfect," Lappe said.
Jeffery showed a lot of humility when discussing her best collegiate game to date, but remains determined to build on the performance to take her team to the next level.
"There will be plenty more to come," she said. " So I just got to keep working hard, keep playing hard to get better."