Pioneers hold on for one point victory

Pioneers hold on for one point victory

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Alyx Crager made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining breaking a 67-67 tie to help the Lewis & Clark Pioneers to a 70-69 home victory over the Corban Warriors in game two of the L&C Bon Appetit Tio-Off Classic on Sunday afternoon at the Pamplin Sports Center.

The Pios improve to 2-1 on the season, while Corban drops to 2-3.

Earlier in the day, St. Catherine defeated Linfield, 67-58 in game one of the L&C Bon Appetit Tip-Off Tournament.

It was a tale of two halves as the Pios dominated the first, racing out to a 42-25 halftime lead behind 48.3 percent field goal shooting (14 of 29). However, the Warriors rallied in the third quarter with a 23-6 run, outscoring the home team 26-10.
Corban was only 9 of 31 shooting (29 percent) in the first half.

Hannah Shore led all scorers with a game-high 19 points for the Warriors with teammates Maci Bozett and Jordan Woodvine adding 14 and 11 points, respectively.

Lewis & Clark was led by Miyah Leith with 17 points, followed by Crager's 16 in a reserve role.

Entering the final 10 minutes, the Pios' held a slim 52-51 advantage. The one-point margin held as both teams scored 18 points in the final quarter.  Lewis & Clark only trailed once, 64-63, with four minutes to play.

Crager, who made a career-best four treys Sunday afternoon, set her team's momentum breaking a 64-64 with 3:26 with a 3-pointer, then connected on her eventual game-winner with 24 seconds remaining.

Lauren Wood added eight points, six rebounds with two assists, one block and a steal, while Tori Eichten chipped-in nine points with five boards for the Pioneers.

The Pios were 15 of 18 from the charity stripe, while the Warriors only connected on 10 of 16.  Corban was 16 of 28 from the field in the second half (57 percent) to the Pios' 10 of 22 from the field (45 percent).

Lewis & Clark travels to the Caltech-Occidental Fall Classic on Nov. 24-25. The Pios play Occidental the first day before facing Caltech in the finale. Both games start at 3 p.m.


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