Warriors shoot past Southern Oregon 93-60
CLARKSTON, Wash. – The Lewis-Clark State College men’s basketball team used a 45.8 percent shooting percentage to roll past Southern Oregon University on Friday night. The Warriors bested Southern Oregon by a final score of 93-60.
LCSC had four players score in double-digits and showed off its roster depth by scoring 61 points from off the bench. Non-starter Devon Adams led the way with 19 points on a 7-of-9 night from the field. Jeray Key scored 14, Donnie Lao had 12, and Jared Giammona had 11.
With the win the Warriors improve to 2-1, while the loss brings Southern Oregon to 1-1.
Lewis-Clark State shot a cool 44.4 percent in the first half to lead 46-32 at the break and kept the same kind of rhythm going in the second half with a 47.2 percent mark.
One area that definitely went in the Warriors’ favor was around the basket as LC leaped to a 52-31 advantage in total rebounds and a 21-8 lead in offensive boards. This resulted in a 34-22 edge in points scored in the paint.
Donte Roberts gathered in the most boards as he collected 11 including four on offense. Adams had nine.
Southern Oregon shot 37.9 percent overall and was led by the 12 points and six rebounds of Jordan Highland. Jeff Bush was the only other Raider in double-digits as he dropped in 10 points.
The Warriors did a good job of passing the ball as reflected in a 15-7 lead in assists and the fact that they committed only 13 turnovers to SOU’s 19.
LCSC went 9-of-24 from the outside which helped build a 20 point lead during the first half and the game-high lead of 33 at the final buzzer. The outside attack was a team effort as eight different Warriors hit from beyond the arc.
The contest was played at Clarkston High School because the Activity Center is currently hosting the Frontier Conference Volleyball Championship.
Up next on Lewis-Clark State’s schedule is the Life Flight Network Thanksgiving Tournament which will be Nov. 26-27.