sparks LCSC women in conference opener
to a talk from her coach, junior guard Jade
Fulbright (pictured left) scored a
season-high 20 points to help the
Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball
team kick off Frontier Conference play with
a 79-47 victory over Westminster College at
the LCSC Activity Center on Saturday night.
playing status of senior guard Janeen Nelson
unknown earlier in the week, LCSC coach
Brian Orr said he talked with Fulbright
about being more of an offensive threat.
Fulbright, the leader in steals and one of
the top defensive players on the team,
responded with a 7-of-13 effort from the
field to lead four Warriors in double
lifts LCSC, ranked No. 4 in the NAIA, to
15-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play,
while the Griffins of Salt Lake City fall to
12-5 and 0-1.
Fulbright hit two 3-pointers early in the
game to help LCSC take an 18-9 lead.
Westminster cut the lead to six, but the
Warriors increased it to 34-21 at
intermission. In the second half,
Westminster cut it to nine early, but
Fulbright scored on a lay-in and then on
consecutive three-point plays to spark 25-4
run and put the game out of reach.
Baker and Aundrea Morrison, LCSC’s solid 1-2
punch inside, both finished with 12 points,
while Katya Yancheva, starting for Nelson,
finished with 11 points and a team-high
eight rebounds. Katie Hart, the fifth
starter, tied a season-high with 10
who injured her leg in the Warriors’ game
last Saturday, saw limited playing time
after being cleared to play earlier in the
day. The injury kept her out of practice all
week. Sophomore Kim Preston did miss
Saturday’s game because of the flu.
game, LCSC hit 32-of-60 shots from the field
for 53.3 percent, and held a 40-26
rebounding edge. The Warrior defense also
held Westminster to just 16-of-50 shooting
(32.0 percent), including 2-of-21 at the
3-point line (9.5 percent).
Hoskins led Westminster with 11 points,
while BreAnne Haslam added 10.
Warriors return to action on Friday in Great
Falls, Mont., against the University of
Great Falls at 5 p.m.