Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Comes From Behind to Take Down Northwest Christian on the Road

Men's Basketball Comes From Behind to Take Down Northwest Christian on the Road

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EUGENE, Ore. - The Lewis & Clark men's basketball team conquered a large deficit on Friday night to earn a come from behind, 60-57, win over Northwest Christian on the road. 

The win improves the Pioneers to 5-3 on the season, while the Beacons fall to 7-6 overall. 

Lewis & Clark trailed from the first basket of the game, before falling in a 34-25 hole at halftime. NCU cruised to a 46-31 advantage with 14:33 on the clock in the start of the second half. 

Undescuraged, the Pioneers continued to pressure, cutting their deficit to to nine points with a Justin Leathers jumper at the 9:27 mark. 

Ross Erickson gave Lewis & Clark its first lead of the contest with back-to-back free-throws with 2:25 to play. 

Northwest Christian recaptured the lead on a Travis Pacos three-pointer with less than two minutes to go. Erickson once again hit two free-throws this time to tie the contest at  57-57 with 56 seconds to go. A missed NCU jumper put the ball back in the Pioneers hands with 37 seconds to go. 

With the buzzer about to sound, junior Quentin Sims fired the ball from three-point range draining the basket for a Pioneers victory. 

Erickson was the teams leading scorer with 13 points and five rebounds. Freshman Jason Luhnow was 4-of-7 from three point range ending his night with 12 points off the bench, while Sims concluded the evening with 10 points. 

Pacos finished with a game-high 18 points for NCU, while teammate Trevor Parker added 14. 

Lewis & Clark returns to action on Dec. 12 against Warner Pacific on the road at 7 p.m. 

 

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