In stark contrast to Friday’s loss to Biola, LCSC shot the ball well, both inside and outside, had few turnovers, and rebounded well to earn its second win of the season —improving to 2-1 overall. Losing its season opener, Hope International is now 0-1.
“I was interested to see how we would respond after yesterday’s loss,” said LCSC coach Brian Orr. “I thought it was a great effort tonight. We had great energy on the floor.”
The Warriors used a smothering zone defense and good outside shooting to gain a 40-22 lead by half time and to enlarge the lead in the second half.
“I was happy to see that we maintained a high level of play the entire game,” said Orr. “We had good communication on defense—as good as we’ve had so far this year—and our transition game offensively was also the best it’s been all year.”
Kim Preston, who went 5-of-7 from 3-point range, and Jasmine Stohr led the Warriors with 15 points apiece. Madison Mendezona hit three 3-pointers and finished the game with 13 points, while Alyssa Fierro had 10 points and led the team with eight rebounds. Nikki DePeel and Sadie short both added 9 points.
In all, LCSC hit 11 3-pointers and every Warrior scored in the 45-point win over Hope International—a team which defeated the Warriors 71-58 last season.
Complete game statistics are unavailable at this time.