Warriors fold in Second Half to Trevecca
A scoring slump during the final eight minutes
of the first half spelled doom for the
Lewis-Clark State College women's basketball
team on Friday.
The Warriors saw
their season come to an end with a 70-54 loss to
Trevecca Nazarene University in the second round
of the NAIA national tournament at Jackson,
LCSC led 19-18
with 8:23 left in the first half, but only
scored three more points before halftime.
Trevecca Nazarene of Nashville, Tenn., used a
run of 14 straight points and jumped out to a
36-21 lead at intermission.
The Warriors could
get no closer than 10 points in the second half.
finishes the season at 26-7, hit just 23-of-69
shots from the field, for 33 percent, including
only 2-of-18 from the 3-point line, 11 percent.
The Warriors also
had their hands full trying to stop Trevecca
Nazarene's 6-foot-5 center Jackie Weaver, who
scored a team-high 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting
from the field. Weaver also blocked seven shots
and had eight rebounds.
LCSC junior Andrea
Morrison continued her strong play at the
national tournament with a game-high 22 points
and 11 rebounds. Ashley Baker added 13 points
and two rebounds before fouling out.
played her final game in a Warrior uniform and
finished with five points and two rebounds.
shooting never got going as the five guards on
the team combined for a 4-fot-21 effort.
Morrison and Baker were a combined 16-of-33 from
the field, while the rest of the Warrior squad
held a 45-40 rebounding edge and also forced the
Warriors into 20 turnovers. Trevecca Nazarene
also hit 20-of-26 free throws, while LCSC was
31-4 overall, takes on Lubbock Christian of
Texas, 21-11, in the Elite Eight on Saturday.