LCSC men defeat Corban
74-56 in Cannon’s tournament
Idaho – Teran Lee scored 20 points and Steve
Thompson came up a rebound short of his
as a Warrior to help the Lewis-Clark State
men’s basketball team
College 74-56 in the opening round of the
Cannon’s Building Materials Tournament at
the LCSC Activity Center on Friday.
In the early
contest, Oklahoma City University, ranked
No. 2 in the NAIA, defeated Montana
action, Montana State-Northern, 4-7 overall,
takes on Corban College of Salem, Ore., 1-5,
at 6 p.m., followed by Oklahoma City, 6-0,
and LCSC, 3-2, at 8 p.m.
State led Corban throughout the game in the
matchup of the two teams nicknamed the
Warriors. LCSC, however, wasn’t able to put
the game away until late with a 16-0 run to
make it a 71-51 lead.
(Teran Lee after
drawing a foul in the 2nd half vs. Corban)
Tim Walker said his team played fairly
uninspired for most of the contest, but gave
credit to Corban’s offense for making things
difficult on LCSC.
6-of-10 shots from the field and 7-of-7 at
the foul line to lead LCSC, while Thompson
had 14 points, 10 of which came on offensive
rebounds. He also had nine rebounds, seven
on the offensive glass. Mike Gordy also was
in double figures for LCSC with 10 points.
LCSC held a
43-31 rebounding advantage and had 19
offensive rebounds to just four for Corban.
LCSC also forced 22 turnovers, which helped
LCSC attempt 25 more shots from the field.
LCSC finish 29-of-70 from the field for 41.4
percent, while Corban was 19-of-45, for 42.2
led Corban with 11 points.
In the early
game, Duane John had 13 points and seven
rebounds, while B.J. Walker had 10 points
and nine boards to lead OCU, which finished
second in the NAIA national tournament last
year. MSU-Northern was paced by Ronnie
Simpson’s 14 points.