LCSC handles Montana Western 86-62
LEWISTON, Idaho – Five Warriors scored in double-digits as the Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team defeated Montana Western 86-62 on Thursday night. The convincing 24-point win comes after a tough overtime loss to MSU-Northern last week and improves the Warriors to 12-4 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
LCSC seemed to have an advantage both inside and outside against the Bulldogs. Around the basket the Warriors outrebounded Western 42-31, had 16 offensive rebounds, 19 second chance points, and nine blocks, and on the perimeter and up the floor LCSC guards helped the Warriors force 22 turnovers and score 30 points off of the Bulldog miscues.
On the offensive end, all the Warriors were in on the action. Sadie Short, Alyssa Fierro, and Kirsi Voshell controlled the post for the Warriors and scored 12 points apiece. Kenna Reiter dropped in 11 points, and Jasmine Stohr added 10. The remaining four Warriors scored between six and eight points each.
LCSC’s shooting was consistent throughout the game as it went 31-for-67 (46.3 percent) from the field and was 16-for-19 at the foul line (82.6 percent). Montana Western, on the other hand, shot only 35.7 percent from the field in the first half and by the end of the game totaled 22-for-56 (39.3 percent) from the field and 9-for-15 (60 percent) from the foul line.
The Warriors never lost the lead after the 18:32 mark of the first half. It’s largest lead of 27 came with just under a minute left in the game and its smallest lead of 12 came just over five minutes into the second half.
Voshell led the Warriors with a career-high nine rebounds to go with her two blocks, while Fierro had eight rebounds and four blocks. Short, Reiter, and Nikki DePeel finished the game with five assists each.
Montana Western, which had only four second chance points, was led by Alysa Brown who had 19 points and eight rebounds. Genna Rucker was the only other Bulldog to score in double-digits as she finished with 14 points and went 4-for-6 from 3-point territory. Jamie Lake had eight assists.
The loss brings the Bulldogs to 5-12 overall and 1-2 in the Frontier Conference.
Lewis-Clark State plays its next game on Saturday against Montana Tech. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.