LCSC falls to WSU in exhibition game
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Lewis-Clark State College men's basketball team fell in an early hole and never could recover in suffering an 76-31 setback to Washington State University in an exhibition game at WSU's Friel Court on Monday night.
WSU, a member of the NCAA Division I Pac-10 Conference, jumped out to a 12-0 lead and were never threatened by LCSC, an NAIA school.
WSU, which made the NCAA Tournament last season, held the Warriors scoreless for the first six minutes of the game. LCSC's first point came on a free throw with 13:58 remaining in the first half.
The Cougars later used a 12-0 run to make it a 30-4 game with 7:00 left, and stretched it to a 44-15 lead at halftime.
WSU led by as much as 47 in the second half.
"A game like this shows you the things you need to work." LCSC coach Tim Walker said. "We have some work to do."
The Warriors, who were playing their third game in four days, were led by Drew Arnold's 12 points. Arnold was 6-of-13 from the field while the rest of the Warriors were only 4-of-38.
Tanner McIntosh had nine rebounds for LCSC.
LCSC, which is 1-1 on the season, resumes play on Friday in Walla Walla when it takes part in the Walla Walla University Tournament. LCSC plays Bethany at noon and then faces Northwest University on Saturday at 6 p.m.