Erickson Knocks Down 21 in Final Home Game
PORTLAND, Ore. - Senior Ross Erickson knocked down a game-high 21 points in the Lewis & Clark men's basketball teams final home game of the 2012-13 season against Willamette. The Pioneers defeated the Bearcats 74-57.
The Pioneers improve to 14-9 on the season and 8-6 in conference play. The Bearcats fall to 7-16 overall and 4-10 in the NWC.
Erickson finished 9-of-14 from the floor, while collecting a game-high eight rebounds. James Hollins finished his college career in the Pamplin Sports Center with 19 points, hitting 5-of-7 from the free-throw line.
Terrell Malley led the Bearcats with 17 points, while Alex Brown knocked down 12 points and Elliot Babcock-Krenk scored 10.
The Pioneers earned a 4-0 lead to start the first half with Dexter Pearce and Erickson baskets. Willamette then went on a 5-0 run to earn their first and only lead of the game.
Lewis & Clark took the lead back for good with 15:30 remaining in the first half on an Erickson layup after a Hollins steal. Back-to-back free-throws from senior Scott Pisapia earned the team their first double-digit lead of the game.
The second half was all Pioneers with the Bearcats unable to pull closer than 14 points. Hollins earned the Pioneers their largest lead of the game with 54 seconds to play on an unassisted layup.
Lewis & Clark returns to action on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. against Pacific.