Warrior men shoot down MSU-Northern
one of its better shooting nights of the
season, the Lewis-Clark State College men’s
basketball team snapped a two-game losing
streak with a solid 78-63 triumph over
Montana State University-Northern in
Frontier Conference action at the LCSC
Activity Center on Thursday night.
Warriors, ranked No. 22 in the NAIA,
improved to 18-6 overall and kept pace in
the conference standings with Carroll
College, which needed overtime to defeat
Montana-Western on Thursday night. Carroll
is in first place in the conference at 8-2,
while LCSC is 7-2. MSU-Northern is in fourth
at 6-4, just a half-game behind 6-3
only trailed once in the game at 2-0, but
responded with the next 11 points. Although
the Skylights cut the margin to two, LCSC
built the advantage to 38-28 at halftime.
The Warriors opened up a 15-point lead, but
Northern fought back to cut the margin to
65-58 with less than 5 minutes remaining.
LCSC, however, hit its free throws down the
stretch and outscored the Skylights 13-5 the
rest of the way.
Warriors shot 57.4 percent from the field,
hitting 27-of-47 shots, including 6-of-12
3-pointers. LCSC shot 53.6 percent in the
first half and then made 12-of-19 shots in
the second half for 63.2 percent shooting.
its damage in a variety of ways. Junior post
Mike Gordy scored 10 of his 15 points in the
first half controlling the inside, while
freshman point guard Napoleon Gordon (shown
above) ignited the crowd in the second half
with his play. He scored 10 points in the
second half and also finished with 15
points, along with three assists and three
steals. Robert Comer came off the bench and
scored 12 points, hitting three 3-pointers.
the eight Warriors who scored in the game
had at least seven points. Chris Pitts led
LCSC with eight rebounds, while Teran Lee
added six. Both also had nine points.
bench finished 12-of-16 from the field,
including 4-of-5 at the 3-point line.
which falls to 16-9 overall, was led by
Delvaughn Tinned’s game-high 17 points, but
he was just 7-of-21 from the field. Ronnie
Simpson added 13 points, while Brian
Erickson had 10.
teams resume conference play on Saturday.
Northern will travel to Salk Lake to face
Westminster, while LCSC will play host to
the University of Great Falls at 8 p.m.