SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Lewis & Clark freshman Delsie Johnson earned her second double-double in as many games and was named to the UCSC's Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team. The Pioneers shot a season-high 40.4 percent from the floor and were six of 18 from the three-point line but struggled on the defensive end racking up a season-high 30 personal fouls. CalTech scored 24 points from the free throw line.
The Pioneers (1-3) started off slow allowing CalTech (3-1) to pull out to a 6-0 lead early in the first quarter. Two made free throws by Johnson, a jump shot by Janessa Willie and a three-pointer by Crager got the Pioneers back into the game. The Pioneers traded baskets with CalTech until consecutive made jump shots by Sara Hogman evened the game at 11 points with three minutes to go in the first quarter.
Lewis & Clark entered half-time down by six. The Beavers extended their lead to eights early in the third quarter but a layup by Johnson and a three-pointer by Jillian Jin cut the Beavers' lead to three. After two made free throws by CalTech the Pioneers responded with freshman Coco Shafer knocking down two free throws of her own. Subsequent layups by Logan Kelly and Willie gave the Pioneers their first lead of the game with a little more than five minutes left in the third quarter.
Coming out of the quarter break the Pioneers lost their offensive momentum allowing the Beavers to extend their lead to 12. Despite a 12 point performance by Johnson in the fourth quarter, the Pioneers were unable to overcome CalTech's lead, losing 71-63.
- Johnson had her second double-double in as many games, raking up 17 points and 11 rebounds
- The Pioneers shot a season-high 40.4 percent from the floor
- This was Crager's fourth game in a row with double-digit scoring
- Willie and Crager combined for 10 assists
- The Pioneers outrebounded the Beavers 45-34
The Pioneers start conference play next weekend hosting George Fox on Friday at 6 p.m. and Linfield on Saturday at 4 p.m.