Lewis & Clark takes third straight with win over Walla Walla

Lewis & Clark takes third straight with win over Walla Walla

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers held the visiting Walla Walla Wolves without a score for the first six minutes of the game and built a 20-point lead en route to a 108-34 victory on Friday afternoon at Pamplin Sports Center.

The win is the third-in-a-row for the Pios (3-1) and first-year head coach Pamela Findlay. It is the first time since Nov. 2013 that Lewis & Clark has scored more than 100 points in a game.

Lewis & Clark shot a season-best 56 percent from the field while holding the Wolves to 26 percent shooting.

Six different Pioneers scored in double figures, led by Alyx Crager and Rachel Cox with game highs of 17 points apiece.

"We are having a lot of fun coming together as a team," said Cox, whose 17 points were a career high. "Everyone's contributing and supporting each other. We're excited to keep getting better and to see what this season holds for us."

Sarah Anderson shot 5 of 5 from 3-point range to finish with 16 points. Sara Hogman contributed 15 points, hitting 5 of 9 and scoring many of Lewis & Clark's 40 fastbreak points. Miyah Leith added 12 more and missed only two of her seven field-goal tries. Despite playing a season-low 15 minutes, Ayisat Afolabi almost had her fourth double-double through five games, finishing one rebound short with 10 points and nine boards.

Lewis & Clark was also 15 of 19 from the free-throw line, their third-straight game of making more than 75 percent of their tries.

The rest of the Pioneers who played all scored with Jackie Lizarraga scoring on her only shot to score three in addition to adding a block. Natalie Kelly had six, Lauren Wood and Kelley Koeppen had four apiece and Deja Nicholas and Janessa Willie had two each.

Alyssa Blankenship led Walla Walla (2-3) with 13 points.

The Pioneers host Redlands on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Other Northwest Conference Scores - Friday

Willamette 59, Redlands 47