Warriors stomp Canadians;
Kalbfleisch, Baker key L-C's 85-37 rout of
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3 1/2 seasons at Lewis-Clark State, Cami
Kalbfleisch has planted 187 tries from
3-point range -- the fourth-highest total in
school history. When her career ends in the
spring, the Lewiston native will be
remembered for her perimeter touch.
And for those paying close attention, her
accuracy doesn't just manifest itself in
outside bombs. Kalbfleisch also has an
impressive ability for tossing on-the-money
passes to teammates in the post.
That talent was on display Friday night,
as Kalbfleisch doled out eight assists. The
Warriors pocketed an 85-37 blowout of
Thompson Rivers before a sparse crowd at the
LCSC, 12-2 and ranked 16th in the NAIA,
will complete its nonconference schedule
with another game against the visitors from
Kamloops, British Columbia. That contest
will tip off at 2 this afternoon.
Most of Kalbfleisch's feeds went to
Ashley Baker, who struck for 30 points on
The two were especially in sync early on.
With the Wolf Pack's defenders playing in
front of the 6-foot-3 Baker, Kalbfleisch and
the other LCSC passers tossed lobs to their
junior post, who heaved in point-blank
By halftime, Baker had 16 points,
Kalbfleisch had five assists and the
Warriors had a 25-point edge.
"I think it's something that she's
developed, but she's always had a knack for
it," L-C coach Brian Orr said of
Kalbfleisch's passing touch. "And being
6-foot tall out on the perimeter, that's
definitely an advantage to it."
When it comes to lobbing a pass to a
fronted post player, "sometimes it's just a
matter of having the courage to throw it,"
Orr said. "It looks like they're guarded,
but they seem to come down with it most of
L-C's other inside menace, junior forward
Aundrea Morrison, tormented the Wolf Pack
with her offensive rebounding. The
first-year Warrior grabbed 11 boards, nine
of which came on the offensive end. She
finished with 17 points.
Kalbfleisch also scored some baskets of
her own, hitting 3 of 7 from 3-point range
on her way to 13 points. Jade Fulbright
added 12 points.
But Orr wasn't thrilled with L-C's
performance against the 4-13 Wolf Pack. The
Warriors hit just 4 of 15 3-pointers, and
sauntered through a few uninspired moments
in the second half.
Those deficiencies obviously weren't
costly. But they could be deadly when LCSC
opens the Frontier Conference season on
Thursday at Carroll College.
"I want a sense of urgency right now,
especially coming into conference play," Orr
said. "Not taking anything away from
Thompson Rivers, but we know we've got some
tougher competition waiting for us next
week. And we've got to be at our best right
THOMPSON RIVERS (4-13)
MacKinnon 3-7 0-0 6, Ellis 0-1 0-0 0,
O'Grady 3-6 0-0 7, Miltimore 2-6 0-0 4,
Cameron 0-0 3-4 3, Stupich 1-1 0-0 2, Spelay
6-7 1-1 14, Gallamore 0-0 0-0 0, Kettlewell
0-0 0-1 0, Darley 0-3 1-2 1, Dwyer 0-2 0-0
0. Totals 15-33 5-8 37.
LEWIS-CLARK STATE (12-2)
Hart 1-5 0-0 2, Fulbright 6-9 0-0 12,
Kalbfleisch 5-10 0-0 13, Baker 14-19 2-3 30,
Morrison 4-10 9-9 17, Wittmer 1-6 0-0 2,
Preston 0-5 0-0 0, Yancheva 2-4 2-3 7,
Nelson 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 34-71 13-15 85.
Halftime score -- LCSC 45, TRU 20.
Three-point goals -- TRU 15-33 (Ellis 0-1,
O'Grady 1-4, Spelay 1-1, Dwyer 0-2); LCSC
4-15 (Hart 0-1, Kalbfleisch 3-7, Wittmer
0-2, Preston 0-2, Yancheva 1-2, Nelson 0-1).
Rebounds -- TRU 19 (O'Grady 4); LCSC 37
(Morrison 11). Assists -- TRU 7 (O'Grady 2);
LCSC 19 (Kalbfleisch 8). Total fouls -- TRU
14; LCSC 13. Technical fouls -- none. Fouled
out -- none.