BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A burst late in the first half and a 21-point effort by Nikki DePeel gave the Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team enough cushion to get past Saint Martin’s University on Friday afternoon. The Warriors defeated the Saints 70-59 on day one of the two-day, four-team 13th annual Lynda Goodrich Classic.
Tied 22-22 with 8:04 left on the clock, the Warriors went on a seven-point run and ended up outscoring the Saints 21-5 over the next eight minutes to hold a comfortable 43-27 lead at the half.
The Warriors were also aided by Kirsi Voshell who continues to put up big numbers early in the season. Voshell finished the contest with 11 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the year. She has now recorded 10 or more rebounds in four of the last five games.
LCSC had 16 assists on the day, its second highest assist total so far this season. Madison Mendezona came off the bench to contributed a game-high five assists, DePeel had four, and Jasmine Stohr had three to go with her nine points. Alyssa Fierro added six points and 10 rebounds.
The Warriors were 5-of-11 from 3-point territory and used 3-pointers from Stohr and Mendezona to help secure the lead in the final minutes.