Lewis & Clark starts 1-0

Lewis & Clark starts 1-0

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Hannah Martin had 24 points in her debut to lead four in double figures for the Lewis & Clark Pioneers in Friday's 85-69 win over the Northwest Eagles at Pamplin Sports Center.

Lewis & Clark (1-0) outscored Northwest 23-12 in the second quarter to flip an early deficit and lead the rest of the way. The Pioneers also made 28 of 29 free throws, which was nearly a school record. (The Pios made 27 of 27 in a 1992 game). The Eagles tried only six free throws.

Julia Barsocchini had a career-high 17 points in her first career start. Delsie Johnson added 19 and Jessica Cerne had 13.

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Key Moments

Trailing by two with 3:16 remaining in the second quarter, the Pioneers went on an 8-0 run fueled by four points apiece from Martin and Cerne and led 39-33 at halftime.

Barsocchini heated up out of halftime and scored seven of her 17 points in the first 3:30 of the third quarter. The spark gave Lewis & Clark a 46-37 lead. 

"Great team win tonight," head coach Kristina Williams said. "I am proud of the fight in this team, and they showed it on multiple occasions tonight."

Unlike last season when Northwest (1-2) mounted an 18-point comeback, Lewis & Clark never relented its lead and maintained a double-digit margin to the end. 

Deeper Look

  • Lewis & Clark shot 50 percent from the floor, something its only did once last season
  • Martin shot 7 of 15 and made all 10 of her free throws and added six rebounds
  • Johnson, off her Northwest Conference Freshman of the Year season last year, made 5 of 9 from the field and sank all eight free throws with a game-high seven rebounds
  • Freshman Gabby Beltran made her first collegiate start and had two assists, while Peyton Romo played 13 minutes off the bench and provided three rebounds and three assists
  • Ishara Sorensen and Kendal Jones also made their collegiate debuts and both scored
  • Logan Kelly had a bench-high four points for the Pios
  • Sam Van Loo took 14 shots and scored 23 of the Eagles' 69

Looking Ahead

The Pioneers have a fast turnaround with a 6:30 p.m. tip scheduled at Walla Walla on Saturday.