LEWISTON, Idaho – The No. 11 Lewis-Clark State College men’s basketball team dominated in every phase of the game on Sunday against a short-handed Concordia-Alberta squad, pushing their unblemished record to 15-0 in a 104-27 rout of the Thunder at the Activity Center.
It was always going to be an uphill battle for CU-CA, which only suited up five players for the non-league contest, but there was no letdown from LCSC.
The Warriors scored 52 points in each half, and four players reached double figures in scoring. LCSC recorded 34 assists on their 44 field goals, including a game-high seven by Derrick Wofford.
“It’s difficult to put 40 minutes of intense basketball together under those circumstances, but I thought our guys were very unselfish and played hard,” Warrior coach Brandon Rinta said. “Some of the electricity and elevated play always comes when there’s more competition, but I thought our guys handled it well. There’s really nothing negative you can say about how we played tonight.”
The Warriors shot 62 percent from the field (44-for-71) in the game, and P.J. Bolte led all scorers with 22 points on 10-for-12 from the field. Nick Fromm tacked on 18 points on 9-for-10 shooting and Kale Schmidt chipped in 16 points with four 3-pointers.
LCSC scored 37 unanswered points during the second half against the Thunder, who will return to the Activity Center for another game against the Warriors at 4 p.m. Monday.
“The second night of a back-to-back is always tougher, but our guys are competitive and love playing basketball together. It’s just another opportunity for them to do that,” Rinta said.