Baker, Morrison pace LCSC
past George Fox 67-59
Senior post Ashley Baker scored a
season-high 25 points and tournament MVP
Aundrea Morrison added 14 as the Lewis-Clark
State College women’s basketball team
defeated George Fox 67-59 in the final game
of the Wells Fargo FDIC Insured Invitational
at the LCSC Activity Center on Saturday.
LCSC’s inside 1-2 punch of Baker and
Morrison was too much for the Bruins as the
two combined to go 17-of-29 from the field
to help LCSC finish the tournament at 2-0,
while George Fox, an NCAA Division III team
went 0-2. Earlier Saturday, Montana
State-Northern also finished the tournament
undefeated by defeating Simon Fraser 82-71.
The Clan finished 0-2 on the tournament.
The Warriors, 10-1 overall and ranked eighth
in the NAIA, won or tied for the unofficial
title in all four tournaments in played in
the season. LCSC went 8-0 in the tournaments
that featured pre-determined schedules. No
official champion was crowned in those
LCSC overcame a slow start and slow finish
to capture the win over George Fox, which
fell to 4-3. LCSC trailed 8-4, but ran off
the next 11 points to take the lead for
good. George Fox didn’t help itself by going
scoreless from the field for nearly 10
minutes in the first half, but seven free
throws helped it stay in the game and trail
LCSC, which led 37-26 at intermission, saw
the lead evaporate to 39-36 before Morrison
scored six of LCSC’s next 10 points. Baker
then took over and her bucket with less than
five minutes left put LCSC ahead 65-48.
The Warriors, however, would only score two
free throws the rest of the game as George
Fox rallied to cut the margin to 65-59 on a
pair of free throws with 1:14 left. George
Fox had a 3-pointer rim out that would have
made it a one possession game inside a
Morrison, who had 26 points and seven
rebounds in a 72-70 win over Simon Fraser on
Friday, hit 6-of-12 shots from the field and
added five rebounds, three steals and two
assists in Saturday’s win. Baker was
11-of-18 from the field and had four
rebounds and two assists. Jade Fulbright
added eight points and five assists, while
Janeen Nelson had seven points.
Robin Taylor, George Fox’s representative on
the All-Tournament team, finished with 21
points and eight rebounds as the Bruins held
a 37-33 rebounding edge. Teammate Melissa
Marek-Farris added 13 points.
In the earlier game, Montana State-Northern
improved to 10-4 overall with an impressive
showing against a strong Simon Fraser team,
which slipped to 14-3.
Becky Sorenson led four MSU-Northern players
in double figures with 18 points, while
Jenna Heggem had 16, Michelle Van Dyke 15
and seven rebounds, and DeLayne Johnston had
14 points and eight rebounds. Simon Fraser’s
Kathyrn Hole had her second straight
double-double of the tournament with 12
points and 10 rebounds, while Lisa Tindle
led the Clan with 17 points.
Joining Morrison, Baker and Taylor on the
All-Tournament team where Johnston and
Heggem of MSU-Northern and Hole from Simon
The Warrior women return to action on Dec.
20 against Fraser Valley of Canada at 6 p.m.
at the Activity Center.
(Tournament winning Warriors shown here
with, Gina Rinehart, of Wells Fargo Bank)