Good defense helps Warriors win conference opener
LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team scored 20 points off of turnovers in the second half to push past the University of Great Falls 78-50 in its first Frontier Conference game of the season on Thursday. LCSC’s defense forced the Argos to commit 26 turnovers.
Jasmine Stohr and Kirsi Voshell led the Warriors with 13 points apiece. Voshell carried the load in the first half with 11 points and six rebounds, and Stohr and Lauren Daling led with eight points apiece in the second half. Daling came off the bench to collect 10 points on 2-of-3 shooting from 3-point territory.
The win lifts LCSC to 15-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play, while the Argos fall to 3-10 and 0-1. The Warriors will be back in action at the Activity Center on Saturday when they take on Montana State University-Northern at 6 p.m.
Fans can gain free admittance to Saturday’s men’s and women’s Warrior basketball games by donating two cans of food at the main entrance. Saturday is also Warrior Poster Night during which fans are invited to meet the Warrior players after the games and receive signed posters.
A slow start on Thursday put Lewis-Clark State down 15-11 about halfway through the first half, but a 17-2 Warrior run secured the home team a 38-25 lead at the half.
Marissa Skogen came up big for the Argos as she finished with a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds to go with her four steals and three assists. Skogen was the only Argo to reach double digits in scoring.
LCSC shot 47.2 percent overall and 54.5 percent (6-of-11) from behind the arc, compared to 34 percent and 15.4 percent for the Argos.
Thanks to eight rebounds from Fierro and seven from both Kenna Reiter and Nichole Miller, LCSC outrebounded UGF 41-31 and finished with 34 points in the paint and 31 second chance points. The Argos had only four second chance points, and 16 in the paints.
Besides helping out under the basket, Reiter also kept LCSC’s offense moving with team highs of seven assists and three steals. LCSC finished with 11 steals.
An off night at the charity stripe kept LCSC from making the final score a lot more lopsided. The Warriors came into the game shooting 74.9 percent from the foul line, but shot only 57.9 percent (22-of-38).