LCSC stays perfect with
win over Eastern Oregon
Idaho – Janeen Nelson continued her torrid
shooting to help the Lewis-Clark State
College women’s basketball team defeat
Eastern Oregon University 75-52 and claim
the unofficial title in the Staples Classic
Shootout at the LCSC Activity Center on
hit 10-of-13 shots in a win over Evergreen
State College on Friday, hit 5-of-7
3-pointers against the Mounties and finished
with 15 points to earn MVP honors of the
Classic. The 5-foot-9 senior guard from
Roosevelt, Utah, finished the tournament by
hitting 15 of 23 shots, including 8-of-13
from the 3-point line, for 38 points. She
also had six steals.
Warriors, 5-0 on the season, used a strong
defensive effort to take control early in
the second half. Eastern Oregon finished
with 28 turnovers and attempted 21 less
shots from the field.
had a big second half for LCSC and finished
with a game-high 23 points. Mandy Troutt
also was in double figures for the Warriors
with 10 points.
guard Katie Hart, the smallest player on the
court at 5-4, finished with a career-high 12
rebounds, along with four assists, and
joined Nelson on the all-tournament team.
Also named to the squad were Janae Hirschi
and Shannon Evans of Westminster College,
Christie Weaver of Eastern Oregon, and Joy
White of Evergreen State.
Saturday’s contest, the Warriors hit 27 of
70 shots from the field for 38.6 percent,
including 8-of 20 at the 3-point line, for
40 percent. LCSC also had a 46-32 rebounding
edge and collected 22 offensive rebounds,
including five by Hart.
Oregon finished 20 of 49 from the field for
40.8 percent, including 7 of 17 from the
3-point line, 41.2 percent. Breana Olson led
the Mounties with 13 points, while Weaver,
who had 37 points against Westminster on
Friday, was held to five points, all in the
second half. Eastern Oregon is now 2-1
overall after finishing 1-1 in the
Saturday’s earlier game, Westminster held
Evergreen State to without a field goal for
nearly the first 13 minutes of the game to
claim a 58-43 win. Westminster led 19-1
before Evergreen State connected on a
3-point with 7:04 left in the first half.
Elisa Leader had 20 points to pace
Westminster, while Janae Hirschi had 18.
Jenny Olson paced Evergreen State with 14
finished 1-1 in the tournament and is 4-3
overall, while Evergreen State went 0-2 to
fall to 0-3 overall.
return to action in Oakland, Calif., for
next week’s Holy Names University
Thanksgiving Classic. LCSC will play the
host school on Friday at 6 p.m., and then
square off against Dominican University of
San Rafael, Calif., on Saturday at 4 p.m.
home game won’t be until Dec. 8 when it
plays host to the four-team Wells Fargo
Invitational. LCSC will take on Simon Fraser
University at 6 p.m., while George Fox and
Montana State-Northern meet in the first
game at 4 p.m.
(Jim Grant, Manager of Staples, shown here
with the Warriors after the 2006 Staples