Defense helps LCSC roll
past Bethany 82-41
making a statement with a record-setting
performance on offense, the Lewis-Clark
State College women’s basketball team put on
an impressive defensive show in defeating
Bethany University for the second time in
two days, this time 82-41 on Saturday at the
LCSC Activity Center.
Warriors, 14-1 overall and ranked No.8 in
the NAIA, held the California visitors to
just 29 percent shooting from the field,
forced 25 turnovers and held a 51-31
rebounding advantage to claim their sixth
Friday, the Warriors defeated Bethany, an
NAIA Division II school, 117-37 and set
school records for most points and largest
margin of victory.
Saturday’s contest, the Warriors scored the
first 13 points as Bethany needed nearly
eight minutes to score its first points.
Holding the Bruins to just 22.7 percent
shooting accuracy from the floor, LCSC raced
out to a 37-12 halftime lead and cruised
which shot nearly 60 percent from the field
in Friday’s contest, cooled off some
Saturday and was 31-of-69 from the field,
44.9 percent, and just 5-of-20 from the
3-point line, 25 percent.
Warriors again used a balanced attack with
five players scoring between 10 and 12
points. The team’s three posts – Ashley
Baker, Aundrea Morrison, and Mandy Troutt –
all finished with 12 points, while Jade
Fulbright had 11 and Katya Yancheva 10.
Janeen Nelson added eight points.
was the game’s leading rebounder with eight,
whiule Yancheva added seven, while Morrison,
Vanessa West and Troutt finished with six
Warriors scored in the game, 10 had at least
one rebound, and nine had at least one
assist. Katie Hart led the way with five
assists, while Nelson, Fulbright and West
each had three steals. As a team, LCSC had
Irving led the Bruins, now 1-11 overall,
with 13 points and seven rebounds. Bethany
hit 16-of-55 shots from the field for 29.1
percent, and were 3-of-11 at the 3-point
line. For the two games, the Bruins
finished with 61 turnovers and made 30 of
111 shots from the field, 27 percent. They
also were outscored by a total of 121 points
in the two contests.
now finished with the nonconference portion
of its schedule. The Warriors open Frontier
Conference play next Saturday at home
against Westminster at 6 p.m.