LCSC men fall to Cal Maritime in overtime
VALLEJO, Calif. – The Lewis-Clark State College men’s basketball team had its five-game win streak snapped by Cal Martime Academy on Monday night. The Warriors were outshot 44.8 percent to 33.8 percent and ended up falling in overtime 82-75.
The Warriors, now 6-2 overall, led by a score of 36-31 at the half, but made just 30 percent of their attempts from the field in the second half and during overtime. Conversely, the Keelhaulers shot better as the game progressed and ended up shooting 48.5 percent after halftime and outscoring the Warriors 14-7 in the extra five minutes.
Michael Weimer led the charge for Cal Maritime, an NAIA Division II school, with 27 points to go with five rebounds. Haven Piatt contributed 19 points and five boards, and Josh Greenwell had 13 points and a game-high nine rebounds.
The Warriors’ scoring was much more spread out mainly as a result of the fact that most of the roster struggled to make baskets. David Johnson led with 12 points and five rebounds, Ray Stout had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Jeray Key had 10 points, three boards, and two steals.
Besides shooting, both teams matched up pretty evenly including 36 rebounds apiece. The Warriors had a 10-8 advantage in steals and committed 20 turnovers to Cal Maritime’s 23, but the Keelhaulers had in an edge in free throw attempts. Cal Martime was 25-of-34 (73.5 percent) at the foul line, while LCSC was 19-of-28 (67.9).
LCSC, which has put up pretty good numbers from the outside so far this season, made just 6-of-26 (23.1 percent) shots from behind the 3-point line. Foul trouble also played a factor and hurt the Warriors’ depth as both Donnie Lao and Alex King fouled out of the game.
Cal Martime, which is now at 2-10 overall, has kept a lot of games close so far this season, and shot well enough to close out the win on Thursday. Six of the Keelhaulers’ losses this season have been by seven points or less.
After three straight games on the road in California, the Warriors will look forward to playing their next game on their home court. Lewis-Clark State’s next contest will be at home on Saturday at 7 p.m. against Menlo College.