PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers played a tight game against the Concordia Tornadoes in Wednesday night's 79-74 loss at Pamplin Sports Center. The Pioneers held on to the lead for a significant portion of the game and outscored the Tornados on a 23-2 run in the first half. Concordia rallied back late in the second to win when the Pios got into turnover and foul trouble.
Jack Henderson led the Pios with 14 points in his debut game, going 4 for 7 in 3-pointers and making three steals.
The Pioneers established a dominant lead over Concordia with just under 10 minutes to play in the first half. A jumper from Matt Brown with 8:45 left sparked a 23-2 run in favor of the Lewis & Clark. During that time, the Pios converted five points from turnovers while making three of their own, pulling out of a 22-12 deficit. Crawford logged one of two blocks of the game, and made one steal of five in the run. Nick Lombardi scored his two points of the contest while logging one assist and Andrew Panicacci made his lone steal of the game. Freshmen Brenden Patrick, Hodge-Green and Henderson all played key roles. Patrick and Henderson combined for 11 points, while Hodge-Green logged one of his four assists of the game.The Pios went into the half leading 37-32.
Henderson made his debut against the Tornados, shooting 62.5 percent in field goals, and hitting four of seven 3-pointers for 14 points. In his 15 minutes of play, he also had three steals and two assists.
- Zeke Crawford is leading the team in both points and rebounds per game
- With one win and two losses in the season, the Pioneers are off to a better start than 2018-19 where they didn't log their first win until six games into the season
- Making 10 of 13 free throws, Matt Brown is shooting 76.9 percent
- Brian Smith has made 8 of 15 field goals at 53.3 percent
Lewis & Clark plays in Claremont, Calif. for its next two games. The Pios face off against Claremont M-S on Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. before taking on Pomona-Pitzer the next day at 4 p.m.