Four Pioneers Score in Double Digits to Lead #17 Women's Basketball to Victory
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Lewis & Clark women's basketball team netted 100+ points for the first time under head coach Juli Fulks on Saturday evening, defeating La Verne 106-75 in the final game of the Bon Appetit Tournament.
The Pioneers had four different players end the night in double digits in scoring with senior Katie Anderson and freshman Ayisat Afolabi each knocking down a game-high 18 points. The duo also led both teams with a game-high three steals, along with senior Tayler Wang who scored nine points in the win. Sophomore Kaitlin Mathewson netted 15 points for the Pios, while senior Jessica Rodriguez scored 11.
Junior Reese DeHart led all players with seven rebounds all of which came on the defensive side of the ball. Afolabi and Rodriguez each finished with six boards, while Anderson and Casey Zinn each grabbed four.
Megan Musashi led the Leopards with 13 points, while Lindsey Foster had 12 and Emily Myers 11.
Lewis & Clark finished 55.0% from the floor compared to La Verne who ended the evening 39.4% from field goal range. The Pioneers were 34 of 45 from the free throw line (75.6%) while the Leopards were 19 of 28 from the charity stripe (67.9%).
Zinn got the Pios on the board first with a layup just seconds into the first period. La Verne took its first of only two leads at the 18:16 mark on a Foster jump shot.
Mathewson captured the lead for Lewis & Clark for good with 9:34 remaining until half time with a jumper assisted by Afolabi. The Pioneers never looked back the remainder of the game, keeping the Leopards hopes of a comeback out of reach.
Lewis & Clark returns to the court on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at home against Lewis-Clark State.