FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- Zeke Crawford had a career-high 34 points, 21 of which came in the first half, as the Lewis & Clark Pioneers beat the Pacific Boxers 99-79 on Friday night at Stoller Center.
Crawford added 17 rebounds for his seventh double-double and was one of four in double figures. Daelon Floyd neared a triple-double with 13 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, Kody Kennedy added 12 points and six assists and Mak Hutson had 11 points.
Lewis & Clark (8-16, 4-10 NWC) built a five-point lead in the first half before shooting 6 of 8 to begin the second half on a 16-2 run. The Pioneers had a season-high 54 rebounds in the game.
The teams exchanged the lead seven times and waded through 14 ties in the first half. Crawford shot 9 of 11 in the opening 20 minutes and Floyd and Kennedy each had five assists. Before halftime, the Pios had 15 team assists on 22 made field goals.
Pacific, which was led by 16 points from Andy Isokpehi, took a one-point lead with 1:13 left in the first half, but Lewis & Clark tied it before halftime at 52-52. The Pios never fell behind again after scoring the first points after half.
Unofficially, Crawford had nearly five dunks including the basket that matched his previous career high (25). For the game, the junior shot 15 of 30 as the Pios were 60 percent in the second half. The Boxers (10-14, 4-11 NWC) were 26 percent in the second half and shot their worst percentage for the game since Jan. 18 at Linfield (30.9).
- The Pioneers outscored Pacific 72-44 in the paint and 14-9 in second-chance points
- Nick Lombardi provided a spark off the bench with nine points, five of which came in the first half
- Ryan Cibull added six points and two assists, while Adrian Romero and Andrew Panicacci scored five apiece off the bench and each had one three
- Crawford surpassed 600 points and 400 rebounds for his career on Friday
- Floyd moved over 400 points for his career and is averaging 10 points per game on the season now
- Hutson has scored 10 or more points in six of his last seven games, although his streak of seven consecutive made free throws ended with a first-half miss
- Lewis & Clark has forced eight or more steals in five of its last seven games with eight on Friday
- The Boxers were better in points off turnovers (21-11) and bench points (36-23)
- Pacific's Marcus Wallace had 11 first-half points and 15 in the game, while John Rigatti scored 12 in the first half and never added to it in the final half
The Pioneers wrap up the season on Saturday at Willamette with tip at 6 p.m. Lewis & Clark won the first meeting 80-73 in Portland last month.