WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team used a 13-0 run early in the second half to take down Whitman College 74-64 in the final game of the third annual Kim Evanger Raney Memorial Classic on Saturday. The Warriors went 2-0 in the tournament and now stand at 6-1 on the season.
The host Missionaries opened the second half on an 8-2 run to bring the score to 40-37 with more than 18 minutes left to play. That’s when the Warriors ripped off 13 unanswered points over the next five minutes to take a commanding lead.
Whitman, now 1-1, drew no closer than nine points the rest of the way.
Stohr, who had 19 points Friday against Whitworth, was named the tournament MVP, and Fierro was named to the all-tourney team along with Whitman's Hilary White and Jenele Peterson.
The other two teams in the four-team tournament were also represented as Whitworth's Cassie Pilkinton and Macalester's Trina PaStarr rounded out the all-tournament squad.
Whitman held a handful of small leads to start the game. White's baseline drive at the 14:40 mark gave the Missionaries their last advantage at 11-10. Up 16-15, Lewis-Clark State reeled off seven straight points to take control 23-15 with just under 10 minutes left in the half. Whitman made it 25-21 on a Kelly Peterson bucket, and White hit a 3-pointer at the 4:36 mark to keep the Missionaries close at 32-26. The Warriors used four free throws and a Nikki DePeel basket to lead 38-29 at the half.
Helped by 12 offensive boards, LCSC outrebounded Whitman 36-30. The Warriors also outshot Whitman 55.3 percent (26-of-47) to 34.9 percent (22-of-63), and went 20-for-24 at the free throw line.
The Warriors next games will come at the Western Washington University Lynda Goodrich Classic on Friday and Saturday. LCSC will square off against St. Martin’s College at 1 p.m. on Friday, and then will play the host team at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
White hit five of her 10 3-point attempts and finished with a game-high 19 points and nine rebounds. Also for the Missionaries, Rebecca Sexton added 12 points, Peterson had nine, and Anna Forge chipped in with seven points and four boards.
The Warriors, ranked No. 16 in the NAIA, were led by Alyssa Fierro, Kirsi Voshell, and Jasmine Stohr who combined for 43 points. Fierro finished with 16 points, five rebounds, and three blocks; Voshell had a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Stohr had 13 points, two rebounds, and three blocks.