LCSC women's basketball falls to NCAA Division II opponent
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Down 34-21 at halftime, the Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team tried to mount a comeback in the second half but ended up falling short to Saint Martin’s University 75-61 at the Western Washington Tournament on Saturday.
With the loss the Warriors are now 2-2 on the season as they prepare to take on another NCAA Division II opponent in Western Washington University at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The Warriors kept pace with Saint Martin’s for the majority of the first half before a 14-0 run, which included three 3-pointers, in the last four minutes gave the Saints a more comfortable lead by halftime.
In the second half, Lewis-Clark State was able to cut the lead to five with 10:53 left on the clock, but again Saint Martin’s was able to gain momentum in the final minutes.
The win improves the Saints’ record to 3-0.
With both teams putting up similar numbers as far as rebounds and turnovers, the difference in the game came down to shooting. LCSC shot 31 percent (18-of-59) from the field and 33 percent (7-of-21) from 3-point territory, while the Saints hit 45 percent (25-of-56) from the field and 44 percent (10-of-23) from behind the arc.
Freshman Jasmine Stohr paced the Warriors with 19 points and seven rebounds. Stohr’s outing, however, was matched by SMU’s Dara Zack who finished with a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Besides Zack, the Saints had three others finish with double-digits in scoring. Krissy Bassett led the way with 20, Jamey Gelhar had 15, and Roni Jo Mielke had 13.
LCSC’s Sadie Short added 18 points and four rebounds, Nichole Miller had six rebounds, and Kenna Reiter recorded four assists.