Warrior women control the paint to top Concordia 76-55
LEWISTON, Idaho – With 21 offensive rebounds and 42 points in the paint, the Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team rolled to a win over Concordia University in the opening game of the Greg Jose/Twin Rivers Physical Therapy Classic on Saturday night. The Warriors took down the Eagles by a comfortable margin of 76-55.
Proving to be a difficult matchup for the Eagles, LCSC senior Alyssa Fierro turned in a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds. The 6-foot-2 post collected nine rebounds in the first half alone, and finished with six offensive boards in the game.
Seniors Jasmine Stohr and Kirsi Voshell also seemed to have their way on the inside as they tallied 18 and 14 points, respectively. Voshell had eight rebounds, two assists, and one steal; and Stohr added seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
The No. 5-ranked Warriors, now 6-0 on the season, shot 40.9 percent on the night, while the Eagles shot 35.4 percent.
Tanis Fuller was the fourth Warrior to score in double-digits as she collected 11 points, four rebounds, and three assists. Leading the way in assists were Tasha Bishop and Brittaney Niebergall who finished with five apiece.
The Warriors held Concordia scoreless for the first six minutes of the game and led by as many as 17 four times in the first half. At halftime the Warriors led 33-18.
In the second half, the Warriors quickly pushed the lead to over 20 and reached their largest advantage of 28 with 3:35 left in regulation.
Concordia, of Irvine, Calif., was led by 10 points and three rebounds from Asia Auberry and three points and eight rebounds from Nikki Kraus. The Eagles are now 0-1 on the season.
The two-day Classic continues with two more game on Sunday. LCSC will face Pacific Union at 1 p.m., followed by Concordia and Walla Walla University at 3 p.m.
The bad news for the Warriors is that it has been determined that 6-foot-2 sophomore Loree Hill, who has sat out the team’s last three games, will miss the remainder of the season with an ACL injury. Hill averaged seven points and just over four rebounds in the team’s first three games.
LCSC now has nine players on its active roster.