Fierro leads Warriors to 84-48 win over Argos
LEWISTON, Idaho - Freshman post Alyssa Fierro set season highs with 20 points and 14 rebounds to help the Lewis-Clark State College women's basketball team dumped the University of Great Falls 84-48 in a Frontier Conference contest at the LCSC Activity Center on Saturday night.
The 6-foot-2 Fierro, who is from Bigfork, Mont., had 16 points in the first half alone to tie her previous game high in a Warrior uniform. Fierro hit 7-of-11 shots in the first half as the Warriors rolled to a 40-23 lead at intermission.
The Warriors dominated play inside and held a 53-28 rebounding edge along with a 44-14 advantage of points scored in the paint. LCSC also had 17 offensive rebounds with Fierro leading the way at four.
"We just got off to a great start," LCSC coach Brian Orr said. "I thought we really did a nice job."
The win lifts LCSC to 6-3 in FC play, which puts it in a three-way tie for second. LCSC is 16-6 overall with its second straight impressive lopsided win. Great Falls slips to 1-8 and 7-17.
UGF managed to cut the lead to 12 early in the second half but the Warriors pulled away with one of their better shooting performances. LCSC finished the game 37-of-67 from the field for 55.2 percent.
UGF never could get untracked against the Warriors' pesky man defense. The Argos shot only 21.4 percent in the first half and finished the game at 14-of-56 from the field for 25 percent. The Argos also were only 2-of-15 from the 3-point arc.
Fierro, who finished 9-of-17 from the field, also had a steal in 25 minutes of play.
Senior forward Sadie Short had 14 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists for LCSC, while Nikki DePeel and Jasmine Stohr added 12 points apiece. Kenna Reiter had nine points and seven assists, while Kirsi Voshell added 12 rebounds to go with eight points.
Kassie Holmlund led Great Falls with 10 points, while Jocelyn Moore had eight points and seven rebounds.
LCSC will hit the road for the final time in the regular season next week when it heads to Butte on Friday to take on Montana Tech. LCSC will then be in Dillon on Saturday to meet Montana Western. Both games are at 5 p.m., Pacific time.
LCSC will play its final three games at home.