Warriors cap first half of FC season with big win over UGF
LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team rolled to an 80-50 win over the University of Great Falls on Saturday night. The Warriors held the Argos to 17 points in the first half and ended up outshooting them 50.8 percent to 25.9 percent.
With leads as large as 23 in the first half and 32 in the second, the No. 13-ranked Warriors used the opportunity to give many of their non-starters some extra minutes. In all, 11 of the 12 players on LCSC’s roster scored at least two points in the game and play eight minutes or more.
Alyssa Fierro proved to be too much for the Argos to handle on the inside as she collected 12 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks for her fourth double-double of the year. Jasmine Stohr contributed 18 points, five rebounds, and four steals. And Kirsi Voshell had 10 points, eight boards, and three blocks.
The Warriors, now 19-3 overall and 5-2 in the Frontier Conference, outscored the Argos 43-8 in the paint.
Kenna Reiter kept the offense rolling with a career-high 10 assists to go with nine points and three steals, while non-starter Nichole Miller added eight points and five rebounds. The Warriors had 10 steals and forced UGF into 16 turnovers.
With 16 offensive rebounds, Great Falls had plenty of chances to shoot but just couldn’t find a rhythm—especially in the first half. The Argos made 15-of-58 attempts overall including a 6-for-31 (19.4 percent) performance in the opening half. They were scoreless for the first five minutes of the game.
Sarah Sciascia ended up leading Argo scorers with 14 points to go with five rebounds. Jamie Young led the team with seven rebounds.
LCSC finished with 20 assists which is its highest total so far this year in conference play. Saturday night also marked the Warriors’ largest margin of victory thus far against conference opponents.
The win makes the Warriors 10-0 at home this season, and also extends their home winning streak 13 dating back to last season.
The Argos are now 9-13 overall and 2-5 in league play.
With the first half of the conference season now in the books, the Warriors will head back on the road next week to face Montana Tech on Friday and then Montana Western on Saturday. They beat both these opponents at home earlier this month.