Warrior women knock off Great Falls 77-63
GREAT FALLS, Mont. – With good shooting the Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team eased its way by the University of Great Falls on Friday night. The No. 10-ranked Warriors, led by 22 points from Jasmine Stohr, defeated the Argos 77-63.
LCSC, playing its final two games of the regular season this week, made 63 percent of its shot attempts in the first half to lead by 23, 44-21, at the half, and continued shooting well enough in the second half to push the lead to as many 27.
The win means the Warriors are now at 10-3 in the Frontier Conference and 24-4 overall. They remain one game behind Westminster College which narrowly defeated Montana State University-Northern 67-66 with a buzzer-beater on Friday.
On Saturday, the two teams will swap opponents as LCSC will travel to MSU-Northern and Westminster will head to Great Falls. Both games tip-off at 5 p.m. pacific.
Because of their conference record, the Warriors are guaranteed to host an opening round game of the conference tournament. This game, against an opponent still to be determined, will be on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the LCSC Activity Center.
Stohr, a 6-foot junior, was the one of the main driving forces behind the Warriors’ offensive attack on Friday night. She had 14 points in the first half including a 2-for-2 mark from 3-point territory.
Stohr’s 22 points on Friday moved her to 1,470 career points and past Amanda Campbell’s 1,453. She is now sixth all-time in the Warrior records books, and needs just six more points to tie Brianne Kottwitz for fifth at 1,476. Rosie Albert is the all-time leading scorer with 2,276.
With 12:37 left on the clock in the opening half, a layup by UGF’s Katie Wright cut the Warriors’ lead to 14-10, but the Warriors then went on a 30-11 run to hold a comfortable advantage at the break.
LCSC ended up shooting 54.5 percent in the game, and has now shot over 50 percent in five of its last seven games. Great Falls made just 33.9 percent of its shots on the night.
LCSC’s Alyssa Fierro had 16 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks; Kirsi Voshell added 11 points and seven rebounds; and Kenna Reiter had nine points, six assists, and two steals. Stohr finished 3-for-3 from the outside and had three assists and five steals.
Both teams made six 3-pointers but LCSC had just 10 attempts to UGF’s 20.
The Warrior bench also made strong contributions as Loree Hill had six points on 2-of-2 shooting from outside, while Nichole Miller had four points, four rebounds, and three assists.
Great Falls had 20 turnovers in the game thanks to LCSC’s 15 steals. Overall, LCSC outscored the Argos 15-4 in points off of turnovers and 40-26 in the paint.
UGF was led by Jamie Young who had 20 points and eight rebounds. Kezia Ford added 13 points and seven boards, and Marissa Skogen had 10 points and nine rebounds.