L-C men can't find the basket,
suffer 59-47 setback
OF THE TRIBUNE
took Lewis-Clark State 13 months before
it finally suffered a basketball loss at
the Activity Center. And two hours
later, the Warriors were suddenly
burdened with a two-game losing streak.
Following the Warrior women's loss
Saturday night, the men also sustained a
setback. It was a lack of offensive
traction that doomed LCSC in a 59-47
Frontier Conference loss to Carroll, the
third-ranked team in the NAIA.
The Warriors (12-11, 5-4) spent most
of this game in perpetual rally mode.
The Saints took the lead for good midway
through the first half, but were only up
by single digits until late in the game.
L-C's last chance at a rally was set
up by Jared Tikker, who drained a
baseline jumper with 6:42 left to make
But on their next three possessions,
the Warriors came up empty. On one trip,
Tikker canned a midrange jumper -- only
to have it wiped out due to an LCSC
timeout that was called a moment before
At that point, the Saints (20-3, 7-2)
made their move. Travis Williams and
Jeff Hays each nailed 3-pointers during
their team's 12-4 game-closing spree.
Carroll spent the entire game in a
matchup zone -- and the Warriors never
quite adjusted to the scheme. They hit
16 of 46 floor tries, which included a
5-for-22 clip from 3-point range.
"We played so well against the zone
at Montana Tech," L-C coach Tim Walker
said, "but I thought tonight we were
impatient, we took quick shots, we
didn't get the ball inside enough. And
combine that with turning it over 20
times, you're just going to have trouble
beating a good basketball team like
Saints coach Gary Turcott said he
didn't expect to use the zone all night,
but stuck with it when the Warriors
"It's a little bit different type of
zone, but nothing they haven't seen
before," Turcott said.
LCSC's most glaring statistic was
point guard Jonathan Burnett's 0-for-11
showing. Until this game, the 6-foot
junior had been the Warriors' hottest
"He goes 0-for-11 -- that's a great
shooter," Turcott said. "That's going to
happen about once every five years for
The Saints were coming off a
disappointing loss at Westminster on
But if any team could forge a split
on this marathon road trip, it's
Carroll. The club from Helena, Mont.,
showed its tenacity last year, advancing
to the NAIA Final Four.
"They have so much pride and so much
confidence in themselves," Turcott said
of his players. "They were pretty
embarrassed Thursday by Westminster. ...
We didn't know the zone would bother L-C
that much, but we knew we would get a
great effort out of our guys."
NOTES -- Grangeville native Chris
Kaschmitter, a 6-6 freshman post with
Carroll, collected four rebounds and no
points in 12 minutes.
CARROLL (20-3, 7-2)
Williams 3-7 1-2 10, Hays 5-12 0-0
13, Gustafson 6-7 0-1 12, Paulson 1-6
2-2 5, Guler 6-13 1-2 14, Z. Pitts 0-2
0-0 0, Leslie 2-5 0-0 5, Brumwell 0 -1
0-0 0, Kaschmitter 0-1 0-0 0. Totals
23-54 4-7 59.
LEWIS-CLARK STATE (12-11, 5-4)
Tikker 5-8 0-0 11, Pitts 1-1 1-2 3,
Scarbrough 3-7 0-0 9, Burnett 0-11 4-6
4, Bishop 1-5 2-5 5, Durret 1-4 0-0 2,
Brooks 1-5 0-0 2, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0,
Ward 1-2 2-2 4, Harris 3-3 1-2 7. Totals
16-46 10-17 47.
Halftime score -- Carroll 32, LCS 28.
Three-point goals -- Carroll 9-22
(Williams 3-3, Hays 3-8, Paulson 1-5,
Suler 1-3, Pitts 0-1, Leslie 1-2); LCSC
5-22 (Tikker 1-1, Scarbrough 3-6,
Burnett 0-7, Bishop 1-3, Durret 0-1,
Brooks 0-4). Rebounds -- Carroll 34 (Guler
10); LCSC 33 (Pitts 7). Assists --
Carroll 13 (Paulson 4); LCSC 12 (Pitts
4). Total fouls -- Carroll 16,. LCSC 14.
Technical fouls -- Guler. Fouled out --