Lewis-Clark State College
Game Story vs. Washington State
Warriors Put Scare into Cougars
PULLMAN, WA--The 16th-ranked Lewis-Clark State Warriors opened its
season tonight with a thrilling 70-67 loss to NCAA Division I-member, Washington State, at
Friel Court in Pullman, WA. The game was an exhibition for the Cougars.
Leading the way for the visiting Warriors (0-1) was Issac Castro (Honolulu, HI) and his team-high 16 points, 14 coming in the second half alone. Ryan Bender (Shoreline, WA) added 10 points before fouling out late in the game. Stan Divranos (Whitby, Ontario) pulled down seven rebounds and NAIA Preseason All-America Jared Price (Gresham, OR) dished out six assists.
Eddie Miller led the Cougars with 19 points and Jerry McNair added 14 off of the bench.
The Warriors took a 33-29 lead into the half, but WSU came out and scored ten unanswered points to take a five point lead. Washington State would then hold its largest lead of the half, 47-43, until the Warriors, once again, battled back to tie the score at 49, and then take the lead for almost the entire game.
The Cougars tied the game at 65 on a pair of free throws by Framecio Little with 1:25 left. WSU took the lead, 67-65, on a pair of free throws by Marcus Moore with 46 seconds left. Castro would then hits a jumper with 33 seconds to tie the game, but David Adams was left alone and sank a 3-point shot with 12 seconds left. L-C could not get a shot off and ran out of time.
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