PORTLAND, Ore. - The Lewis & Clark women's basketball team returned to the court against soon to be NCAA Division II member Concordia on Tuesday evening. The Cavaliers pulled out the home court win, defeating the young Pioneer side 85-55.
Senior Casey Zinn led all players with 19 points, finishing 8-of-17 from the floor while nailing both of her free-throws. The forward also finished with three rebounds, one block and four steals. Junior Sarah Anderson finished the night with 15 points after finishing 5-of-9 from long distance. Ayisat Afolabi and Lauren Wood each collected a team-high five rebounds, while Rachel Cox pulled down three.
Jordyn Peacock and Lexi Campbell each scored 17 points for the Cavs, while Sierra Dean netted 15.
The Cavaliers scored first and never looked back, holding the lead the entire contest. Despite falling behind 6-0 at the start, Anderson pulled the Pioneers within a point with her first made three-pointer at the 13:05 mark. Concordia quickly pulled ahead by double-digits, a lead they would hold heading into halftime.
The Pioneers cut the deficit to just five points three minutes into the second half on another Anderson basket from downtown. A Zinn layup put the Pioneers within a basket of their competition with 15:41 to go, making it a 47-45 contest. The Cavaliers quickly settled down pulling ahead by double-digits once more, a lead that they would not relinquish.
The Pioneers return to action on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. against Occidental. The Pioneer Athletics Club (PAC) will be hosting a pre-game event, for more information contact Monica Baker at email@example.com.