Warrior men open with big 102-54 win
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Lewis-Clark State College men's basketball team opened the season with a bang by thumping Portland Bible College 102-54 on Tuesday night.
The Warriors, who scored first and led the entire way, put five players in double figures in one of its highest-scoring season debuts.
LCSC showed no signs of fatigue after playing three exhibition contests against NCAA Division I opponents last Thursday through Saturday. The Warriors led 42-19 at halftime and continued to roll from there by scoring 60 points in the second half.
Junior guard Jeray Key led the Warriors with 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field and a 4-of-4 effort at the foul line. Darin Stewart added 14 points and hit 4-of-6 3-point attempts. Alex King went 5-of-6 from the field for 12 points, while David Johnson added 11 and Spencer Drury, who went 4-for-4 from the field, finished with 10.
LCSC finished the game 40-of-73 from the field for 54.8 percent and was 9-of-24 from the 3-point line for 23.1 percent.
Portland Bible College, which used only six players in the game, finished 23-of-67 from the field for 34.3 percent and 6-of-26 from the 3-point line for 23.1 percent. It also struggled at the foul line, hitting just 2-of-7 attempts.
The Warriors also had a commanding 53-28 rebounding advantage, which helped LC to a 22-6 advantage on second-half points. LCSC's bench also outscored Portland Bible's bench 44-6.
LCSC's Donte Roberts led all players with 11 rebounds, while Devon Adams had seven. Jared Giammona led LCSC with five assists.
LCSC resumes action on Wednesday night when it takes on Warner Pacific. On Friday, the Warriors will play host to Eastern Oregon University at 7:30 p.m. at Clarkston High School because the LCSC Activity Center will be holding the Frontier Conference Volleyball Tournament.