Reiter has career high as LCSC drops Carroll 80-61
HELENA, Mont. – The Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team held its opponent to 18 points in the first half and never had its lead dip to single-digits in the second half to earn a Frontier Conference win on Saturday night. LCSC cruised by Carroll College 80-61 and improved its league record to 4-2.
Up against a team that was more than struggling from the field, sophomore Kenna Reiter scored a career high 19 points to be one of five Warriors to score in double-digits in the game.
“Kenna was great tonight,” commented LCSC assistant coach Robin Bogar. “She is getting more experienced and more comfortable at the point guard spot and it is really starting to show.”
Lewis-Clark State jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first few minutes, extended its lead to 32-18 by halftime, and then carried a lead of over 15 points for the majority of the second half.
Carroll had only two players hit a shot from the field in the first half as it was 5-for-26 (19.2 percent) by halftime. On the night, LCSC went 29-for-55 (52.7 percent) to outshoot Carroll’s 13-for-54 (24 percent) performance.
“We did a lot better job protecting the ball, we made better decisions, and we pushed the ball well in transition,” said Bogar.
Jasmine Stohr, after a 30-point effort in Thursday’s loss to Rocky Mountain, had another strong evening for LCSC as she finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. Alyssa Fierro, Sadie Short, and Nikki DePeel had 10 points apiece. Fierro, despite fouling out with a little over five minutes left in the game, also tallied eight rebounds, and Short contributed five assists and three steals. Kirsi Voshell had seven rebounds.
Elly Brurrsema, one of the conference’s leading scorers, had a game-high 23 points and was Carroll’s only player to score over eight points.
With the win LCSC improves to 14-5 overall and keeps its hopes alive of being able to surpass Westminster College for the top spot in the Frontier Conference standings. Westminster, after defeating Rocky Mountain 74-57 on Thursday, currently leads the league with a 6-0 conference mark and a 16-5 overall record.
Carroll, which also lost to LCSC in a non-conference game earlier this season, slips to 1-4 in league and 12-9 overall.
After committing 22 turnovers in its last game, the Warriors did a better job of controlling the basketball against Carroll as they committed 14 turnovers while forcing the Saints to turn the ball over 20 times.
LCSC stays on the road next week as it travels to Salt Lake City on Jan. 31 to face a formidable foe in Westminster. “This will be our biggest game of the season so far,” said Bogar. “They’re on a win streak, they’re in the driver’s seat, and to go to Westminster and win we will have to play well on both ends of the floor.”