PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers faced off against the Corban Warriors in their first home game of the season. Despite a strong second half, the Pioneers (0-2) lost to the Warriors 90-75. Senior Kyle Owens scored a career-high 27 points, going 6 for 12 from the three-point line.
Sophomore Nick Lombardi was the next highest scorer for the Pioneers with 11 points and freshman Jalen Lowery chipped in nine. Owens led the Pioneers in rebounds with six, five of them defensive. The top scorer for the Warriors (1-0) was Beau Roggenbach with 17 points. He managed a double-double, pulling down 13 rebounds as well.
The Pioneers got out to a slow start, unable to score a point in the first three minutes of the game. The Warriors jumped out to a 9-0 lead before a jumper by junior Kody Kennedy got the Pioneers on the board. Entering the final minute of the first half the Pioneers found themselves down by 15 but made jump shots by Owens and Ryan Stewart put the Pioneers down by only 11 going into the half.
The Pioneers posted a better second half but were unable to overcome the deficit. The Warriors pulled ahead with a 19-point lead with 10 minutes to go in the second half but the Pioneers fought back bringing the game to within 11 points with less than a minute to go.
- The Pioneers shot 28.6 percent from the three-point line compared to the Warriors' 21.4 percent
- Daelon Floyd fouled out for the first time in his career
- Andrew Panicacci had his first block of his career
- The Pioneers shot 40.3 percent from the field
- Mak Hutson led the Pioneers with three steals
- Ryan Cibull and Michael Wudel made their first career appearance
The Pioneers play an exhibition game at Portland on Nov. 19 before returning home to take on Lewis-Clark State on Nov. 24.