#6 Women's Basketball Opens NWC Play With Dominant 76-33 Win Over Linfield

#6 Women's Basketball Opens NWC Play With Dominant 76-33 Win Over Linfield


McMINNVILLE, Ore. - The #6 Lewis & Clark women's basketball team opened Northwest Conference action on Sunday night, hitting the road to take on the Linfield Wildcats. The Pioneers owned the game, winning 76-33 for their seventh straight win of the season. 

Lewis & Clark is now 7-0 on the season and 1-0 in NWC play, while Linfield falls to 0-4 overall and 0-1 in conference. 

Junior Tayler Wang was one of three Pioneers to finish in double-digits in scoring, finishing with a game-high 14 points to go with her match-high seven rebounds. Sophomore Casey Zinn, who also finished with seven boards, contributed 13 points in the teams win. Senior Kristina Williams was the third player to finished in double-digits, scoring 12 in the win.

Katelyn Hensen was the Wildcats leading scorer with eight points, while Jessica Thoens contributed five.

Alex Christensen hit the games first shot putting the Wildcats ahead by two to start the contest. The lead didn't last long was the Pioneers went on a 9-0 run, lead by Wang, to take a 9-2 lead with 17:03 on the clock.

Wang increased the Pioneers lead to 10 points with a three at the 15:56 mark.  The Pioneers increased their advantage to 20 points with a little over seven minutes remaining in the first half on a Zinn three-pointer. Kathlene Howe and Kaitlin Mathewson each hit a three just before the break to increase the lead to 39-11.

Lewis & Clark never let up in the first half, riding a 41-12 advantage into the locker room.

The Pioneers toned it down a bit in the second half, but continued to dominate every aspect of the game, staring off with a 12-3 run in the first six minutes. The Pios kept things in their favor in the middle parts of the game, before closing it out strong. 

The Pioneers return to action on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Pamplin Sports Center as they host Northwest.