Warrior women roll past Menlo 71-38
ATHERTON, Calif. - Scoring the first nine points of the game while holding Menlo College scoreless for nearly five minutes paved the way for the Lewis-Clark State College women's basketball team as the 11th ranked Warriors cut down the Oaks 71-38 in nonleague play on Friday night.
The Warriors improved to 7-0 on the season, while Menlo, a NAIA Division II school, dropped to 4-4.
LCSC led 9-0 when Menlo's Brittany Simmons scored at the 15:13 mark. The Warriors then extended their lead and the Oaks couldn't get closer than 15-6 the rest of the way.
The Warriors defense paved the way in the contest as Menlo finished just 14-of-61 from the field for 23 percent. Menlo shot just 22.6 percent in the first when it scored 20 points, and then just 18 in the second half when it shot 23.3 percent.
LCSC also forced 26 turnovers in the contest.
Junior post Kirsi Voshell scored 11 points of her 14 points in the first half to help the Warriors lead by as much as 25 before settling for a 43-20 halftime lead.
The Oaks did score the first seven points of the second half, but then the Warriors outscored Menlo 28-11 over the remainder of the contest.
Jasmine Stohr and Lauren Daling paced the Warriors with 16 points apiece. Stohr went 6-of-13 from the field and added three steals, while Daling went 7-of-10 from the field and had two assists. Tasha Bishop was the fourth Warrior in double figures with 10 points.
Alyssa Fierro grabbed 10 rebounds and had four assists for LCSC, while Madison Mendezona added five assists.
LCSC finished an even 50 percent from the field at 28-of-56, but cooled off in the second half after shooting 61.5 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes.
Monique Ayers-Calvello finished with 11 points to lead Menlo, but was only 3-of-18 from the field.
The Warrior return to action Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. when they take on the University of La Verne, an NCAA Division III program, at Santa Cruz, Calif.