Lewis & Clark defeated by No. 4 Whitman

Lewis & Clark defeated by No. 4 Whitman

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Up against the No. 4 Whitman Blues, the Lewis & Clark Pioneers lost 117-52 on Saturday at Pamplin Sports Center.

The Pioneers struggled on the offensive end shooting a season-low 32.1 percent from the floor and a season-low 10.5 percent from beyond the arc. Daelon Floyd led the Pioneers with 15 points and five rebounds to go with 10 points from Zeke Crawford. Nick Lombardi was the Pios' leading scorer off the bench with six points.  

Former Lewis & Clark student-athlete Andrew Vickers led Whitman with 23 points in 19 minutes off the bench. The Blues scored 44 points off a season-high 32 turnovers by Lewis & Clark.

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Key Moments

The Pioneers got off to a slow start earning only six points in the first six minutes of the game compared to Whitman's 24. A jump shot by Vickers with seven minutes to go in the first half gave the Blues their largest lead of the game at the time going up 39-16. The Pioneers found some momentum off of consecutively made jumpers by Lombardi along with two free-throws from Floyd and a three-pointer from Andrew Panicacci to cut the lead to 17 with less than three minutes to play in the first. 

The Blues started off the second half with a 13-2 run and never let off the gas outscoring the Pioneers 61 to 22 for the half. This is the ninth time this season that the Blues have scored more than 100 points in a game. 

Deeper Look

  • Floyd has led the Pioneers in scoring for the last two games
  • The Blues scored 44 points off turnovers compared to the Pioneers six
  • The Pioneers played their entire roster for the first time this season
  • The Pioneers had their second-best performance for the season from the free-throw line shooting 88.9 percent
  • Freshman Ryan Cibull played a career-high 21 minutes
  • Mak Hutson and Lombardi combined for four of the team's 10 steals
  • Matt Brown and Floyd each recorded a block

Looking Ahead

The Pioneers are on the road next Friday to take on Pacific Lutheran at 8 p.m.