Pioneers lose in late upset to Northwest

Pioneers lose in late upset to Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers lost to the Northwest Eagles despite establishing an early lead and maintaining it for most of the game. The Pioneers lost 64-58 after the Eagles pulled ahead with 7 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Up until that point, the Pioneers had been playing well, establishing a double-digit lead twice in the game with the highest gap at 18 points.

Freshman Delise Johnson continues to be a leader for the Pioneers with 18 points, 16 rebounds, and three steals against the Eagles. She was closely followed by Alyx Crager who put the Pios on the scoreboard with a three-pointer 30 seconds into the game. Crager scored 17 points overall.

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Key Moments

Alyx Crager put the Pioneers on the board with a three pointer to start the game and followed it up with a second one to extend the lead to four points. The Pioneers then went on to score 11 more points before allowing another Eagles basket. The Pios were able to keep the Eagles to only nine points in the first quarter.

The Pioneers had a 10 point run at the beginning of the second half, extending their lead in the third quarter to 18 points, the largest gap of the game. The Eagles then went on to outscore the Pioneers 42-28 in the second half.

Delsie Johnson had a key steal with 2:18 to go in the last quarter and got fouled, sinking both shots and going 10 for 10 from the free throw line.  

Deeper Look

Looking Ahead

The Pioneers will next play the College of Idaho at Eastern Oregon on Sat., Dec. 8 at 5pm.