#6 Women's Basketball Scores Program High in 94-56 Win Over Northwest

#6 Women's Basketball Scores Program High in 94-56 Win Over Northwest


PORTLAND, Ore. – The #6 Lewis & Clark women's basketball team picked up its eighth win of the season on Tuesday night after taking down the Northwest Eagles 94-56 in the Pamplin Sports Center. The Pioneers 94 points is the most under head coach Juli Fulks, overshadowing the teams 91-57 win over Haverford in 2007.

The Pioneers, who led 51-16 at halftime, outrebounded the Eagles 48-41 and finished 86.7 from the free-throw line compared to 71.4 by Northwest.

A Kathlene Howe layup seconds into the first half spurred a 20-2 run by Lewis & Clark. The scoring drive was capped off with a Cassie Beucherie layup at the 10:46 mark after an Eagle turnover.

Freshman Kaitlin Mathewson put the Pioneers ahead by 20 points with a quick three-pointer on a Pioneer inbound. The half remained all Pioneers, with Casey Zinn earning the Pios a 40-9 advantage with 5:17 on the clock with a layup following yet another Eagle turnover.

Alyssa Dario hit the last basket of the half, sending the Eagles into the locker room trailing 51-16.

Lewis & Clark took its first 40 point advantage three minutes into the second half with a Sara Villanueva jumper. The Pioneers never allowed the Eagles closer than 30+ points throughout the half, with every member of the team cleared for action seeing playing time. 

Zinn ended the night with a game-high 16 points, while Mathewson chipped in 14. The Pioneers had four more players end the night in double-digits in scoring, with Kristina Williams knocking down 13, Howe 12, Villanueva 11 and Katie Anderson 10 points.

Tayler Wang led all players with eight rebounds to go with her eight points. Anderson ended the night with seven boards, while Williams and Mathewson each had six.

Dario led the Eagles with 12 points and teammate Jenna Lewis ended things with 11.

The Pioneers return to action on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. on the road against Redlands.