Warrior size poses Stout challenge for Portland Bible
PORTLAND, Ore. – Making the most of a definite size advantage, the Lewis-Clark State College men’s basketball team reached its way to a 44-15 advantage in rebounds to soundly defeat Portland Bible College 93-64 on Friday night. The Warriors, now 11-2 on the year, had 20 offensive rebounds in the game.
“We came out with great energy and jumped on them right from the start,” LCSC head coach Brandon Rinta said. “We didn’t shoot the ball great from the outside, but three of the four 3-pointers we made came in the first two minutes.”
LCSC’s shooting touch from the outside created separation early and the rebounding advantage on the inside made sure Portland Bible had little chance of coming back.
With a 29-4 advantage in second chance points the Warriors held a 49-28 lead at the half and never let the lead dip under 20 the rest of the way.
“We went a little bit cold after the first two minutes, but then we started grabbing offensive rebounds.”
LCSC’s post players had a heyday on the inside against a Pioneer roster filled with no players taller than 6-foot-1 and just four players over 5-foot-11.
Ray Stout, a 6-foot-6 senior from Genesee, Idaho, had a career-high 24 points on an 11-of-11 shooting performance from the field. He also had a career-high nine rebounds, eight of which came on the offensive end.
PJ Bolte and Danny Marshall, both 6-foot-6 juniors, added 16 and 13 points, respectively. Bolte also had seven rebounds. Donte Archie and Joey Wayman led the team in assists with five and three, respectively.
Every Warrior scored in the game and the team finished with a 49-11 lead in points off the bench.
Lewis-Clark State finished with a 56.9 to 44.9 lead in shooting percentage, but went just 4-of-16 from 3-point territory.
Justin Coleman led Portland Bible with 15 points and four rebounds.
The Warriors remain in Portland on Saturday but will face a different opponent in Lewis & Clark College. LCSC defeated Lewis & Clark 73-58 at home earlier this year. This will be the team’s final game before the Frontier Conference season kicks off on Jan. 6.
“Hopefully we can bring this same energy tomorrow, but knock down a few more shots.”