Stohr pushes Warriors past Argos 76-54
LEWISTON, Idaho – In its first look at a conference foe, the Lewis-Clark State College railroaded the University of Great Falls 76-54 on Friday evening at the Wells Fargo Invitational. Jasmine Stohr seemed near unstoppable in the non-league contest as she rambled her way to a game-high 26 points.
LCSC, currently ranked No. 11 in the NAIA, lifts its season record to 10-2, while the Argos drop to 0-9.
Stohr scored her points on an 11-for-17 performance from the field and also had a game-high four steals. As well as Stohr did on the offense end, Kirsi Voshell matched her efforts on the boards. Voshell finished with a career-high 14 rebounds, 10 on defense and four on offense.
A scrappy first half filled with 19 fouls and 24 turnovers, including 13 by the Warriors, ended with LCSC holding a lead of 32-24. In the second half, the Warriors seemed to settle in.
After the break, LCSC dropped its turnover total to six, outscored the Argos 16-3 in points scored off of turnovers, and had a 21-8 advantage in points scored off the bench.
Overall, LCSC shot 46.3 percent from the field and had 47 rebounds, while Great Falls shot 33.9 percent with a total of 36 rebounds.
LCSC was carried by Stohr’s 15 points in the first half, but in the second half it benefited by a strong performance from off the bench. LCSC nonstarters Tasha Bishop, Ashley Honeycutt, and Lauren Daling finished with eight points apiece. Honeycutt and Daling also made a difference underneath as they finished with eight and six rebounds respectively.
Kenna Reiter led LCSC with six assists; Nikki DePeel had nine points, three assists, and three steals; and Stohr had three assists, two blocks, and four steals.
The Argos, who led LCSC 24-11 in fast break points, had three players reach double figures in scoring. Kristy Henderson dropped in 13 points and had six assists, Stasia Holden had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Kassie Holmlund scored 13 points and was 3-of-4 from the outside.
Surprisingly, the Warriors, who came into the game averaging 75.7 percent at the free throw line, were only 9-of-18 at the line.
The Wells Fargo Invitational continues on Saturday with a scrimmage pitting the Warriors against an LCSC alumni squad at 4 p.m., and then a matchup of Pacific Union and Great Falls at 6 p.m. The tournament concludes on Sunday with a 2 p.m. contest between LCSC and Pacific Union.