PORTLAND, Ore. - Junior Daron Dean scored a game-high 13 points for the Lewis & Clark women's basketball team to help the Pioneers take down the Pacific Boxers 74-37 on Friday night in Northwest Conference action.
The Pioneers improve to 15-1 on the season and 6-1 in conference action. The Boxers slip to 9-6 overall and 2-5 in the NWC.
Dean finished the night 6-8 from the floor for the Pios, while also collecting five boards. Junior Kristina Williams finished one rebound shy of a double-double, pulling down nine boards and knocking down 12 points. Senior Neva Hauser also finished in double figures for the Pioneers, scoring 11 points.
Paige Jensen led the Boxers with a team-high eight points and seven rebounds. Erika Colter finished the night with seven points and Erica Schultz finished with six.
The Pioneers opened the game on a 9-0 run before the Boxers put the ball in the net on a Jensen layup. Back-to-back Margaret Dowling free-throws put the Pioneers ahead 15-4 with 12:50 remaining in the first half of action. A Dean layup at the 8:08 mark increased the Pioneer advantage to 14 points. Hauser made the score 26-11 moments later with a good free-throw.
Lewis & Clark closed out the first half on a 17-1 run following the Hauser free-throw to take a 43-15 lead into the locker room.
Megan Spence laid one in a minute into the second half to start the scoring in the Pioneers favor. Another dominate run, capped off by consecutive jumpers by Dean, increased the Pio lead to 58-19 with 11:21 to play. The Boxers responded with a 6-0 run led by Jensen.
Ahead 60-30, sophomore Katie Anderson went on a 7-0 run of her own, hitting consecutive jumpers followed by a three pointer. Both teams would score just seven more points each to close out the contest, with senior Jodi Snider scoring five of the Pioneers seven points.
The Pioneers return to action on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. when they travel to Puget Sound.