REDLANDS, Calif. – The #6 Lewis & Clark women's basketball team picked up an 89-69 win over Redlands on Saturday afternoon in the teams first of two games in California.
The Pioneers remain unbeaten, improving to 9-0 on the season, while Redlands suffers its first loss falling to 6-1.
Senior Kristina Williams paced the way for the Pioneers with 23 points, finishing 9-of-15 from the floor, hitting 3-of-4 from three-point range. Junior Tayler Wang finished with a double-double, knocking down 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Casey Zinn dropped 14 points in the win, while Katie Anderson came off the bench to score 10 points.
Marika Staton led Redlands with 15 points, while Collen Goeser knocked down 13 points and collected 10 boards.
Zinn got the scoring going with 19:33 on the clock with a fast break jumper, sparking a 9-2 Pioneer run. Ashley Sevilla tied the contest for Redlands at 9-9 with 15:07 to go. Lewis & Clark Responded with six points over a minute span to recapture the lead, making it a 15-9 contest.
Redlands hung in with Lewis & Clark throughout the first part of the first half until Anderson hit a three with 9:24 to go, earning the Pioneers their first 10 point advantage. The Pioneers began to pull away after that point riding a double-digit advantage into halftime.
The second half was a back-and-forth of made baskets, which never allowed Redlands to overtake the Pioneers.
The Pioneers return to the court on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. against Occidental.