Audrey Faber

Audrey Faber was Creighton's leading scorer for four straight years. Now that she's graduated the Jays have the task of replacing her.

During the past two seasons, Creighton’s contingency plan on offense often was not overly complicated.

If the action got a little stagnant, or if the shot clock was winding down, or if an opponent just seemed to have them figured out, that’s when the ball ended up in Audrey Faber’s hands.

The skilled 6-foot-1 forward, who ended up fifth on CU’s all-time scoring chart, would then go to work in the post or create some space on the perimeter. She averaged a quarter of the Jays’ points in the two previous seasons. Last year, she also tied for the team lead in assists.

But Faber’s graduated.

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And Creighton’s returning players, who previously deferred to their star, have to figure out how to produce in key moments.

The process is ongoing, but senior Jaylyn Agnew has been encouraged by the results during the preseason.

“You can see it in practice, a lot of people have stepped up and realized that Audrey’s not going to be here,” Agnew said. “We’ve got to be more aggressive and more assertive.”

Agnew, a preseason All-Big East player, will lead the way for the Jays, who’ll now try to carry their adjusted mentality over to a game setting. They’re hosting Concordia in their lone exhibition game at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sokol Arena.

The Bulldogs return three double-digit scorers from last year’s NAIA Division II national championship team. They finished with a 35-3 record last season.

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