LCSC never wavers in 79-68 win over Carroll
HELENA, Mont. – The Lewis-Clark State women’s basketball team shot a season high 58-percent from the field and cruised to a 79-68 win over Carroll College in a non-conference game on Saturday night. With the win, LCSC extended its winning streak to six games and brought its overall record to 8-3.
The Warriors, ranked No. 17 in the NAIA, simply had too many ways to attack on offense for the Saints to handle. Whether it was Nikki DePeel driving to the basket, Jasmine Stohr hitting a jumper, Alyssa Fierro working a move in the post, or Kenna Reiter scoring on a fast break, Lewis-Clark State never ran out of options against Carroll.
Reiter, a 5-foot-10 sophomore, served as the catalyst behind much of LCSC’s offense. A guard, Reiter collected six assists, four rebounds, and two steals, and had only one turnover. She also was one of five Warriors to score in double-digits as she went 7-for-10 from the field to finish with 14 points.
DePeel, who had 19 points in Friday’s win over Rocky Mountain, led LCSC with 17 points, while Fierro had 16, and Stohr and Preston had 10 apiece. Fierro also led the team with seven rebounds.
Despite a buzzer beating 3-pointer by Carroll’s Nicole Leibach that made the score 40-32 at halftime, LCSC had a double-digit lead for the majority of the game and hit its largest lead of 18 a couple of times late in the second half.
As has been the case in most of its wins lately, LCSC took good care of the basketball. The Warriors had only 10 turnovers, while Carroll committed 15.
Carroll College, ranked No. 22 in the NAIA and now 7-5 on the season, shot 40-percent from the field, and grabbed 14 offensive rebounds to outrebound LCSC 33-26.
The Saints had four players score in double-digits as Elly Brurrsema finished with 13, Hayley Pettit and Alysha Green had 12, and Nikki Mills had 11.
After going 2-0 in two games in Helena, Lewis-Clark State now prepares to host the Wells Fargo Invitational on Dec. 12-13. During the invitational, the Warriors will face two tough opponents from California’s Golden State Athletic Conference. LCSC will go up against Point Loma Nazarene, currently ranked No. 8 in the nation, on Dec. 12, and then play Fresno Pacific on Dec. 13.