LCSC women are ranked No.
10 in NAIA preseason poll
Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball
team is ranked No. 10 in the NAIA Division I
preseason poll, which came out this week.
LCSC men’s team drew two votes to stand at
No. 41 in the men’s poll.
Warrior women finished as the No. 9 team in
the country last year and advanced to the
Sweet 16 at the NAIA national tournament,
posting a 26-7 record, which included an
11-1 Frontier Conference mark that tied them
for first place.
women return four starters and nine players
from a year ago and will make their 2006-07
debut on Friday in an exhibition game at
Washington State University. Tipoff is set
for 7 p.m. at Bohler Gym.
know our players have worked hard and we are
happy to see our program getting national
recognition, but preseason polls are always
unstable,” LCSC coach Brian Orr says. “And
like every other team in the country our
focus is on our on-court preparation and
Frontier Conference was well represented in
the women’s poll with four teams in the Top
25. Montana-Western is ranked No. 6, while
Carroll is at No. 15 and Montana
State-Northern is No. 24. Montana Tech
received one vote.
exhibition games against WSU and Boise State
on the road this week, the Warrior women
kick off the season on Nov. 9 against Berry
College in a tournament in Salt Lake City.
Berry, located in Rome, Ga., is ranked No.
34 in the preseason poll.
Warrior women will play their first home
contest in the Staples Classic on Nov. 17
against Evergreen College at 6 p.m.
Westminster was the only conference school
to crack the Top 25, coming in at No. 13.
Rocky Mountain is No. 27 in the preseason
poll, followed by Carroll in a two-way tie
at No. 22.
Warrior men kicked off the season in a big
way Wednesday night with a 90-51 triumph
over Cascade College at the LCSC Activity
Center. The men are back in action Friday
and Saturday at the Carroll Tournament in
Helena, Mont. The Warriors will face
Vanguard and Point Loma Nazarene, which is
ranked No. 11, from the tough Golden State