Warriors fall to California Baptist in final seconds
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Thwarted by a jump shot out of the hands of Kendra Morris with 11 seconds left in regulation, the Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team was narrowly defeated by California Baptist University 60-58 on Friday night. The Warriors were outscored 8-2 in the final two minutes after leading by as much as 11 during the second half.
Jasmine Stohr had another strong night for the Warriors as she collected her second straight double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, however, her performance was matched by Morris who finished 28 points including key points in the closing minutes.
Stohr hit a 3-pointer to give LCSC a 56-52 lead with 1:51 left in the game, but two Lancer free throws and a 3-pointer by Morris brought the score to 57-56 in favor of CBU with 1:19 left on the clock.
Kenna Reiter then sank two free throws after being fouled on a drive to the bucket to give LCSC a one point edge with about a minute left. The ball then changed hands a couple times before it found its way to Morris who hit the game winner.
The loss brings the 16th-ranked Warriors, which defeated 10th-ranked Azusa Pacific 67-56 Thursday, to 2-1 on the season, while the Lancers go to 1-0.
Megan Bradford was the only other Lancer to score more than four points as she added 20 points and four steals. The Warriors received 10 points from both Reiter and Nikki DePeel.
Playing in back-to-back days, LCSC outshot California Baptist 41-percent (23-of-56) to 31-percent (20-65), but committed 26 turnovers to the Lancers’ 17. Lewis-Clark State also outrebounded its opponent 45-39, but CBU had a 17-12 advantage in offensive rebounds.
Led by four blocks from Stohr and four from Alyssa Fierro, the Warriors had a season-high 10 blocks in the game which matches the Warriors’ high from last season. Fierro was also added seven rebounds.
The Warriors now head to Boise State for an exhibition game on Sunday. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.