Warriors hit the mark in 81-63 win over Rocky
LEWISTON, Idaho – Shooting its second highest field goal percentage of the season, the Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team swooshed its way past Rocky Mountain College 81-63 on Thursday night. The win, which moves the Warriors to 16-2 overall and 2-1 in Frontier Conference play, came in front of a season-high crowd of 1,008.
The No. 6-ranked Warriors used an inside game led by drives from Jasmine Stohr to hit 56 percent of their shots in the first half and lead 35-23 at the break. In the second half, the Warriors added a 4-for-8 effort from the outside to shoot 54.8 percent in the half and put the Bears well out of reach.
Overall, LCSC shot 55.4 percent from the field to Rocky Mountain’s 43.4 percent. The high percentage is a vast improvement over the team’s performance on the road last week when it shot 31.3 percent in a loss to Montana Western and 38.2 percent in the win over Montana Tech.
Stohr ended up leading the team with 17 points, and Alyssa Fierro wasn’t far behind as she reached a double-double of 16 points and 11 boards. Kirsi Voshell added 13 points and nine rebounds, and the Warriors finished with a 38-26 lead in rebounding and a 42-18 advantage in points in the paint.
Tasha Bishop led the attack from the outside with a 2-for-3 effort on the night. She finished with 10 points and the team ended up 5-of-13 from long range compared to a 9-of-24 night from deep for the Bears.
The Warriors reached a 20-point lead for the first time at around the 14 minute mark in the second half and reached their largest lead of 27 with about 10 minutes left in regulation.
Pushed by three steals apiece from Stohr and Brittaney Niebergall, LCSC enjoyed a 24-13 lead in points scored off of turnovers. The Warriors committed 13 turnovers to RMC’s 17.
Rocky Mountain, which falls to 12-5 overall and 1-1 in the conference, was led by Alli Blake who had 17 points and five rebounds. Micki Scally was the only other Bear to score in double-digits as she had 13 points and four rebounds.
The only bad news for the Warriors on the night was that Stohr left the game in the second half with what appeared to be a knee injury.
The extent of her injury is unknown at this time.
Lewis-Clark State will be back in action on Saturday with a 5:30 p.m. contest against Carroll College. The game is billed as Warrior Red Night and all fans are encouraged to wear red. The event will also feature a poster signing session after the game which will allow fans to meet the Warrior players and receive a free signed poster.