November 27, 2012

#6 Women's Basketball Wins Sixth Straight in 69-66 Victory Over Concordia

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PORTLAND, Ore. - The #6 Lewis & Clark women's basketball team picked its sixth straight victory in 11 days of action with a 69-66 win over Concordia on the road. 

Senior Kristina Williams continues to have the hot hand for the Pioneers, scoring a game-high 26 points. Williams was once again strong from the free-throw line hitting six of her 10 attempts. Katie Anderson also had a good night for the Pioneers, ending with 11 points, knocking down 3-of-4 from the charity stripe. 

Tayler Wang pulled down a team-high nine rebounds, while Kathlene Howe finished the night with seven. 

Malori Dixon led the Cavaliers with 19 points, while McKenna Daly ended her night with 14. 

Playing with tired legs, the Pioneers fell behind early, after the Cavaliers opened the first half on a 13-2 run in the first three minutes. Lewis & Clark faced a significant deficit until the 3:52 mark when Howe hit a three to cut the Concordia lead to 28-26.

Wang handed the Pioneers their first lead of the half with 1:48 to go until intermission with a jumper, making it a 31-30 game. The Pios went on to score four more points in the final minute, taking a slip 35-30 advantage into the locker room.

Lewis & Clark carried its momentum over into the second half running up a 10 points, 44-34, lead with 13:57 on the clock. Back-to-back free-throws by Katie Anderson gave the Pioneers their largest lead of the game at 13 points, earning L&C a 56-43 lead with 8:56 to go.

Trailing 67-62 in the final minute of the game, the Cavaliers threw everything they had at the Pioneers, nearly coming back to earn the win. A jumper by Lexi Amundsen with 17 seconds to go pulled Concordia within a point. Sara Villanueva gave the Pioneers a three-point cushion with 16 seconds to go. The lead held up after a Amundsen turnover ended the Cavs chances at a comeback.  

The Pioneers return to the court on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. when they begin Northwest Conference action at Linfield. 

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