First-half run helps LCSC
men to 84-53 triumph
19 straight points during a span of more
than six minutes of the first half helped
propel the Lewis-Clark State College men’s
basketball team to an 84-53 nonconference
victory over Bethany University at the LCSC
Activity Center on Friday night.
Warriors, who have won seven of their last
eight games, improve to 10-4 on the season,
while Bethany, an NAIA Division II school
from Santa Cruz, Calif., falls to 2-9
16-14 with 12:57 left in the first half,
LCSC proceeded to go on a 19-0 run to take a
35-14 lead with 6:34 remaining. Teran Lee
had five points during the run, while Chris
Pitts and Keith Scarbrough hit back-to-back
managed to cut the margin to 46-30 at
halftime and scored the first bucket of the
second half, but couldn’t get closer than 14
the rest of the way.
(John Daly dunking off
an in-bounds pass)
Mike Gordy, a 6-foot-7 post, led the
Warriors with 20 points, including 14 in the
first half when he was 7-of-9 from the
field. Lee added 17 on 6-of-8 shooting,
while Scarbrough had 14 and Pitts 11. In
all, those four Warriors were a combined
24-of-36 from the field for 66.7 percent.
Warriors hit 20-of-32 shots from the field
in the first half and finished 33-of-57 for
Scarbrough added five assists and two
steals, while Gordy and Daly had five
rebounds apiece for LCSC, while four other
Warriors had four. In all, LCSC held a 37-28
rebounding edge and forced 22 turnovers.
which shot 38 percent from the field on
19-of-50 shooting, was led by pot John
Bell’s 18 points and 13 rebounds. Bell also
blocked two shots. Earnest Williams added 15
points, while Erick Nelson had 10.
teams play again Saturday at 4 p.m. at the
Activity Center in what will be LCSC’s final
nonconference game. The Warriors open
Frontier Conference play on Jan. 6 at home
against Westminster of Salt Lake City.