PORTLAND, Ore. - The #10 ranked Lewis & Clark women's basketball team improves to 3-0 on the season following a 74-55 road win against Warner Pacific.
The Pioneers opened up all scoring in the first half on a layup by junior Tayler Wang but did not regain the lead again until the 12 minute mark. A four minute scoring drought by both teams was broken at the free throw line by senior Kristina Williams, who scored 15 of her 24 points in the first half. With the game tied 20-20 and only 5:35 to go in the half, the Pioneers went on an 11-0 run and ultimately outscored the Knights 16-1, leading 37-21 at the conclusion of the first half.
Coming out of the locker room Warner Pacific chipped away at the lead but the Pioneers never relinquished control, and maintained double digit distance throughout the majority of the second half, allowing the Knights to get no closer than nine points.
Aggressive, full court pressure by the Pioneers led to 19 turnovers including eight steals and five blocked shots. Junior Katie Anderson added 18 points on the night with nine coming from behind the three point arch. Wang contributed to the win with 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
Warner Pacific was led by Chelsey Christensen who scored 16 points while grabbing 10 rebounds.
The Pioneers next face St. Olaf College on Friday, Nov. 23, as they take to the road to participate in the Colorado College Thanksgiving Classic. Tip-off is set for 12:00 p.m. PST.