LCSC men turn up the
offense for 97-52
win over Bethany
starting five shooting 67.5 percent from the
field, the Lewis-Clark State College men’s
basketball team nearly hit the century mark
for the third time this season in claiming
its fifth straight victory, a 97-52 triumph
over Bethany University in a nonconference
matchup at the LCSC Activity Center on
which ranks No. 6 in the NAIA in scoring
defense, again put the defensive screws to
Bethany, holding the California NAIA
Division II school to just 33 percent
shooting from the field. In an 84-53 win
over Bethany on Friday, the Warriors held
the Bruins to 38 percent from the field.
meantime, the Warrior offense was cranked up
as the starting five hit 27 of 40 shots from
the field and scored 68 of the team’s total
points despite playing in only a little more
than half of the game. Overall, LCSC hit
39-of-66 shots from the field for 59.1
now 11-4 overall, scored the first nine
points of the game and led 25-4 less than
seven minutes into the game. LCSC took a
51-27 advantage into intermission as Mike
Gordy and Teran Lee had 12 points apiece.
senior guard from Chicago, led the Warriors
with 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the
field. Senior forward Chris Pitts, who hit
7-of-9 shots, added 17 points, while Gordy
had 16 on 7-of-8 shooting. Steve Thompson
added 10 points.
just missed a double-double with nine
rebounds, and also had three steals, three
blocked shots and two assists. Lee had six
assists, while Thompson added seven
defensive side, LCSC forced 27 turnovers,
including 13 by steals. The Warriors also
held Bethany to just 18-of-54 shooting from
the field and held a 38-34 rebounding edge.
Bell led the Bruins with 18 points and 15
rebounds, while Erick Nelson added 10
points. Bethany is now 2-10 overall.
opens Frontier Conference play next Saturday
at home against Westminster. The men’s
contest will start at 8 p.m., following the
women’s contest at 6 p.m.