PORTLAND, Ore. - Junior guard Kristina Williams knocked down 21 points for the Lewis & Clark women's basketball team on Wednesday evening en route to the Pioneers 66-50 victory over Concorida (Ore.) in the Pamplin Sports Center.
The Pioneers are now 4-0 on the season. Concordia slips to 2-4 overall.
Williams led all players with 21 points, while also coming up with a game-high six steals. Senior Megan Spence chipped in 15 points and team-high six rebounds, as well as coming up with five steals. Sara Villanueva contributed eight points, while both Margaret Dowling and Daron Dean scored six.
Megan Padilla was the Cavaliers leading scorer with 17. Brittney Yates finished with eight points, while teammate Lexi Amundsen led Concordia with seven rebounds.
Dowling got things started for the Pioneers in the first half with a quick layup 30 seconds into the contest. The Pioneers had their looks early in the half as they outworked the Cavaliers off the boards.
Lewis & Clark cruised out to a 25-10 lead with 8:27 remaining after back-to-back Villanueva free-throws. The Cavaliers continued to have no answer for the Pios in the first half, with Williams extending the Lewis & Clark lead to 21 points with 2:44 left on the clock on a pull-up jumper.
Padilla scored a couple baskets for the Cavs in the closing minutes of the half helping cut the deficit to 36-21 heading into the locker room.
The opening minutes of the second half began with neither team able to sink their shots. Williams finally got the scoring started with 17:38 remaining on a jumper after stealing the ball away from the Cavaliers.
The Pioneers maintained control of the contest throughout the second half, never allowing the Cavaliers within double-digits. Spence handed Lewis & Clark its largest lead of the game with just over three minutes remaining with two successful free-throws.
Points on turnovers and in the paint proved to be the difference maker for the Pioneers, who scored 27 points off of turnovers, while the Cavaliers only managed 16. The Pios also earned 24 points in the paint to the Cavs 10.
The Pioneers return to the court on Monday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. when they host Corban.