Lewis & Clark wins second straight

Lewis & Clark wins second straight

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Mak Hutson had 16 points and Zeke Crawford added a double-double as the Lewis & Clark Pioneers won their second straight game, 94-69, over the Portland Bible Wildcats on Monday night.

Hutson shot 6 for 7 from the floor and seven assists and three rebounds, matching his career high for assists. Crawford had his fourth double-digit scoring game in his last five outings. His 14 rebounds are a career high.

Lewis & Clark (2-5) opened up to a 50-32 halftime lead on 55 percent shooting and nine 3-pointers. The Pios also shot a season-high 27 free throws, making 18. 

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Key Moments

Overall, the Pioneers didn't cool down much in the second half, shooting 17 of 39 (44 percent). Lewis & Clark did slow from the 3-point line, however, at 1 for 11. 

Kody Kennedy has 12 points, a career best, and seven rebounds, while Andrew Pannicacci (11) and Nick Lombardi (10) made it a total of five Pios in double figures. 

In Lewis & Clark's last game, a 73-63 win over Southwestern last Saturday, the Pioneers had their first game with fewer than 20 turnovers since Nov. 15. Against Portland Bible, the Pios committed 15, their second-lowest total this season.

Deeper Look

  • Panicacci's 12 points is a career high surpassing his previous total of eight from last Saturday's win over Southwestern
  • Kennedy, who transferred to Lewis & Clark from Mount Hood CC before the season, opened the year with a 10-point performance at Warner Pacific
    • Kennedy also added three assists, a block and a steal
  • Lewis & Clark held a rebounding advantage of 49-34 including 18 offensive rebounds, double that of the Wildcats
    • Crawford had six offensive rebounds
  • Crawford went 4 for 8 from the free-throw line, while Kennedy made all four of his attempts
  • Portland Bible had four in double figures led by 15 each from Michael Larson and Durham Rosser

Looking Ahead

Lewis & Clark hosts D'Youville this Wednesday in the first of back-to-back Wednesday games. The Pios welcome in UC-Santa Cruz on Dec. 17.