LCSC men fall to Washington State in exhibition contest
PULLMAN, Wash. – The Lewis-Clark State College men’s basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Washington State University team and lost for the second straight night in an exhibition game against an NCAA Division I school.
The Cougars shot 60 percent from the field and had four players in double figures to claim an 89-49 win over the NAIA Warriors.
Faisal Aden paced the Cougars with 22 points, while Klay Thompson added 21 and DeAngelo Casto added 18. Brock Motum also was in double figures with 11 points. Those four players combined to go 28-of-38 from the field for 73.6 percent accuracy.
That shooting helped the Cougars finish 36-of-60 from the field for 60 percent. The Cougars were an identical 18-of-30 from the field in each half. WSU also was 10-of-19 from the 3-point line as Thompson and Aden hit four 3-pointers apiece.
The Warriors hung tough for the first part of the contest and trailed only 15-12 with around 12 minutes remaining. WSUJ then went on a 13-2 run for a 28-14 lead and LCSC never got closer than 12 again. The Cougars led 46-29 at halftime and put the game away with a 13-1 run to start the second half.
LCSC was led by Darin Stewart’s 12 points, while David Johnson added 10.
The Warriors hit 15-of-49 shots for 30.6 percent accuracy, but were 13-of-19 at the foul line.
WSU outrebounded LCSC 40-24. Devon Adams and Donte Roberts had four boards apiece. WSU also forced 16 Warrior turnovers while it committed nine.
The Warriors return to action Saturday night for their third consecutive exhibition game against NCAA foes, this time against the University of Idaho in Moscow. Tipoff is set for 7:05 p.m.