PORTLAND, Ore. -- In Sunday's 79-62 defeat, the Lewis & Clark Pioneers had four seniors compete in their final home game. Tori Eichten, Sara Hogman, Alyx Crager and Serena Saba were recognized before the start of the game against the Pacific Lutheran Lutes at Pamplin Sports Center. The game had been rescheduled from Saturday because of weather.
Lewis & Clark put five in double figures with Hogman and freshman Delsie Johnson leading the way with 12 each. Crager finished her final home game with 10, while Eichten added four. Saba was injured and unable to play.
The Lutes were led by Katie Taylor who came off the bench to score 17 on four of nine shooting.
The Pioneers entered the second quarter down by only one after a solid shooting performance in the first quarter, going seven for 12 from the field. But an offensive stall to start the second allowed the Lutes to pull ahead. After a layup by Johnson with 9:30 left to go the Pioneers would not score again until Julia Barsochinni sank a free throw with a little over four minutes remaining in the half. The Pioneers crawled their way back with consecutive layups by Johnson and Logan Kelly followed by a three from Crager to pull the Pioneers to within five points with less than two minutes to go in the half.
Down by six to start the half the Pioneers kicked off the third quarter with baskets by Hogman and Eichten to within a one-possession game. The teams traded baskets the remainder of the quarter with the Pioneers pulling to within one point of the Lutes with a little over three minutes to go in the quarter but this is the closest the home team would get as the Lutes slowly pulled away in the fourth quarter.
- Johnson, Crager, Hogman, Jillian Jin and Jessica Cerne were all in double figures. Johnson surpassed 300 total points on the season
- The Pioneers shot 41.8 percent from the field which is their fifth best shooting performance of the season
- Hogman led the team with four assists bringing her season total to 49. She leads the team in assists per game (2.1)
- Johnson led the team with seven rebounds and currently sits in fourth in the NWC in rebounds per game (8.8)
- Eichten had a game-high three blocks which moves her up to fourth in the NWC in blocks per game (1.1)
- The Pioneers tied their season low in offensive rebounds with five
The Pioneers play their final games of the season at Pacific and Willamette next weekend on Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 respectively.