Vandal 3-pointers help put Warriors out of reach
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team kept up with the University of Idaho for the majority of the game but was outpaced late in the second half of an exhibition contest on Friday night. The Warriors fell to the Vandals 73-58.
Thanks to another strong offensive effort from Jasmine Stohr, who led the game with 24 points and averaged 25 in the first two games of the season, the Warriors trailed Idaho by only four, 33-29, at halftime. LCSC was also benefited by a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds from Alyssa Fierro.
On the opposite end of the court, however, the Vandals bruised the Warriors with a 9-of-22 performance from behind the 3-point line.
Alyssa Charlston led the charge for Idaho with 15 points including a 3-of-5 night from behind the arc. Ganeaya Rogers and Yinka Olorunnife also chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively.
LCSC, which was ranked No. 11 in the preseason NAIA poll, came up with nine steals and forced 15 turnovers, however, the Vandals had seven steals and forced the Warriors to commit 18 turnovers.
Stohr had five steals to go with two blocks for LC, while Olorunnife had three steals for Idaho.
With the Warriors being outrebounded by only two, 36-34, and outscored in the paint 24-22, the major difference in the game came from outside the arc.
Overall, the Vandals outshot LCSC 41.8 percent to 39.6 percent, with the Warriors shooting just 4-of-17 from 3-point territory. From the foul line, Idaho was 18-for-22, and LCSC was 12-for-16.
Because LCSC is an NAIA school and the Vandals are an NCAA Division I school, the contest is an exhibition and will not count on the teams’ overall record.
Up next on Lewis-Clark State’s schedule is an exhibition tilt against Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., on Sunday. Tipoff is at 1 p.m.