PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers started strong in the first half against the Lewis-Clark State Warriors, but could not hold on to their lead in the 83-72 loss. The Pioneers made some key three-pointers in the second half to close the gap, but were plagued by turnovers. The Pioneers had a total of 20 turnovers while the Warriors had only seven.
The Warriors were not in control in the beginning of the game with the Pioneers out-rebounding them by over ten rebounds. Although in the first half alone, the Pioneers had 10 turnovers compared to the Warriors two. The Pioneers lead in the first half with being more efficient from inside the paint and from the free-throw line.
The Pioneers in the first half started strong with a layup by Zeke Crawford shortly followed by a basket from Nick Lombardi. Sophomore guard Daelon Floyd lead the Pioneers in this half with a total of seven points. Ryan Stewart defended the rim with two blocked shots. Mak Huston hustled under the Pioneers basket having two offensive rebounds that were converted into points by the Pioneers. The Pioneers lead at the end of the first half, 31-30.
In the beginning of the second half, the Pioneers and Warriors alternated gaining the lead. The Pioneers were lead in this half by Senior, Kyle Owens, with his 15 points along with Junior, Zeke Crawford, who contributed eight points. The Pioneers lost the lead midway through the second half. The Warriors even had a technical foul called on their player, Cordel Hankerson, but the Pioneers could not gain enough momentum to come back.
- Daelon Floyd had 12 total points two steals and one block
- Kyle Owens had 15 points with one assist
- Zeke Crawford had 12 total points with two blocks and nine rebounds
- Kody Kennedy had nine rebounds
- Jalen Lowryu lead the team with three assists
- Both Zeke Crawford and Kyle Owens went 4-4 from the free-throw line
The Pioneers will next host George Fox on Fri., Nov. 30 at 8pm.