LCSC men put the brakes on
Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College men’s
basketball team used a 21-3 second-half run
to remain undefeated in Frontier Conference
play with an 82-49 win over the University
of Montana-Western at the LCSC Activity
Center on Thursday night.
was the ninth straight for the Warriors,
ranked No. 23 in the NAIA. LCSC is now 15-4
overall and 4-0 in conference play, while
the Bulldogs fall to 6-11 and 0-4.
again used a staunch defensive effort to
frustrate the Bulldogs. LCSC is ranked third
in the NAIA in scoring defense and held the
Bulldogs to their lowest output of the
season by 16 points by using man defense,
which didn’t give Montana-Western many open
looks at the basket.
Bulldogs didn’t help themselves either,
hitting only 15-of-59 shots from the field,
25.4 percent. From the 3-point line, the
Bulldogs were just 6-of-26 from the field,
23.1 percent. That made for a long night for
Western, especially considering LCSC was
6-of-8 from the 3-point line in the second
finished the game 30-of-56 from the field,
53.6 percent, and was 9-of-19 at the 3-point
Gordy (shown dunking in the photo above),
LCSC’s 6-foot-7 post, took advantage of his
size to dominate inside with a game-high 28
points and nine rebounds. Guard Teran Lee
added 23 points and seven rebounds. Lee did
most of his damage from the outside by going
5-of-6 at the 3-point line. Chris Pitts
added nine points, nine rebounds and four
McDonald had 14 points to pace Western,
while fellow guard Tyler Palmer added 13,
but the two combined to go 8-of-26 from the
field. Aaron Sims added 10 points.
did feature one unusual moment when Western
guard Layne Glaus picked up four fouls in
the first 47 seconds of the ballgame. He
managed, however, to play another 11 minutes
in the game without fouling out.
teams will be back in action Saturday night.
LCSC will play host to Montana Tech, while
Montana-Western travels to Salt Lake City to