Warriors split at Hillyer’s
Mid-City Ford Classic
– Lewis-Clark State College senior Chris
Pitts had game highs of 19 points and 13
rebounds to help the Lewis-Clark State
College men’s basketball team defeat Corban
College 68-53 in the opening round of the
Hillyer’s Mid-City Ford Classic on Friday.
LCSC, however, ran into a tough Oregon Tech
squad on Saturday and fell 60-56 to finish
the tournament at 1-1. The Warriors now
stand 6-4 on the season.
LCSC, which defeated Corban 74-56 earlier in
the season in Lewiston, again was in control
in the game matching teams with the nickname
of Warriors. LCSC used a 20-8 run to end
the first half to take a 38-25 halftime
lead. LCSC’s biggest lead in the second half
was 18 at 68-50 with 2:06 remaining in the
LCSC hit 28-of-58 shots for 48.3 percent.
Teran Lee and Napoleon Gordon added 14 and
nine points, respectively for LCSC.
LCSC’s defense held Corban to just 35
percent from the field, 21-of-60, and only
allowed Corban to take seven free throws in
Corban fell to 1-11 with the loss.
In Saturday’s contest, Oregon Tech remained
undefeated at 13-0 with the win over LCSC.
The Warriors trailed by nine with just 2:45
left, but cut the margin to four with 50
seconds left and had a chance to make it
closer but turned the ball over with 13
seconds left. Two free throws with nine
seconds left iced the game for Oregon Tech.
LCSC had trouble scoring early, managing
only nine points in nearly the first 10
minutes of the game. LCSC hit only 9-of-23
shots in the first half (39.1 percent)
before warming up to finish 22-of-48 (45.8
percent). LCSC was just 3-of-14 at the
3-point line and also committed 26 turnovers
in the contest.
Defensively, the Warriors forced 21
turnovers and held Oregon Tech to just
23-of-57 shooting (40.4 percent).
Lee led the Warriors with 11 points and five
rebounds, while Kevin Ochoa added 10.
LCSC is back in action on Friday at home
against Biola University.