Warrior men use big first
half to hold off
Great Falls 73-57
the University of Great Falls scoreless for
nearly a 10-minute stretch of the first half
helped the Lewis-Clark State College men’s
basketball team to a 73-57 win over the
Argonauts in Frontier Conference play on
keeps the Warriors a half-game behind
Carroll for first place in the conference.
LCSC 19-6 overall and 8-2 in conference
play, while Great Falls, despite a big
second-half rally, lost its 11th straight
game to go to 11-16 and 0-11.
Falls’ Rashaun Puryear scored on an
offensive rebound to put the Argonauts up
9-6 with 16:04 left in the first half. Great
Falls, however, didn’t reach double digits
until Puryear hit a free throw with 6:29
left in the half, and didn’t score from the
field until Puryear hit a jumper at the 5:23
mark. By that time, the Warriors had rolled
out to a 30-12 lead.
(John Daly with a
buzzer-beating dunk just before
LCSC pushed the lead to 50-25 early in the
second half and seemed to have things under
control, but Great Falls hit seven
3-pointers in the second half and cut the
margin to 66-57 with more than three minutes
remaining. LCSC answered the call by scoring
the final nine points of the game to
preserve the win.
guard Teran Lee, junior forward Mike Gordy
and freshman point guard Napoleon Gordon
combined for 50 of LCSC’s 73 points,
including 24 of the team’s 30 points in the
second half. Lee scored 19 points and hit
three of LCSC’s five 3-point shots. Gordy
added 16 points, while Gordon finished with
15 points, seven rebounds and five steals.
Gordon was 7-of-8 from the field.
and Lee each had four points during the 9-0
run to end the game.
Tikker led the Warriors with 10 rebounds.
had game highs of 23 points and 11 rebounds.
Jay Jamison added 13 points and Jason
Goodman had 10. Both also sparked a 22-6
second-half run by Great Falls.
game, LCSC finished 27-of-58 from the field
for 46.6 percent, while Great Falls was
23-of-58 for 39.7 percent. LCSC also had a
36-33 rebounding advantage.
Warriors continue Frontier Conference play
next weekend when they take on Montana Tech
in Butte on Friday, and then face
Montana-Western Saturday in Dillon.