LC men stay perfect, women fall

Jacob Champoux

Jacob Champoux

The Lewis-Clark State College men’s basketball team stayed perfect on the year with an 80-75 win over 7th-ranked Westminster Thursday night at the LCSC Activity Center.

Junior guard Jacob Champoux scored 22 points on 9 of 10 shooting from floor and senior post Danny Marshall was also 9 of 10 on his way to 18 points as the 11th-ranked Warriors rallied from a one point halftime deficit to improve to 17-0 on the year and 3-0 in Frontier Conference play.

For the game LC shot 54-percent from the field and recorded 23 assists on 29 field goals with junior point guard Robert Ellis finishing with a game-high 7 assists and senior post P.J. Bolte adding 6 assists in the win.

Marshall also led the way defensively with 5 blocked shots and LC held the Griffins to 39-percent field goal shooting in the second-half and snapped their 9 game winning streak.

Westminster falls to 13-2 overall and 1-1 in league play.

In the women’s game, the Warriors couldn’t recover from a slow start in falling to the 5th-ranked Griffins 64-43.

LC failed to score a point until the 10:53 mark in the first half.

Lewiston sophomore Tanis Fuller led the Warriors with 12 points and junior post Ornela Bacchini added 9 as LC falls to 3-14 overall and 0-3 in Frontier Conference play.

The Griffins, who improve to 13-2 overall and 2-0 in league play, were led by senior point guard Nicole Yazzie who tallied game highs of 19 points and 8 assists.

Up next, the Warriors will host Montana Western in Frontier Conference action Saturday night.

Double-header action tips-off with the women’s game at 5:30pm followed by the men’s game at 7:30 with live coverage of both games on Talk Radio 950 KOZE-AM and online at www.koze-sports.com.lcsc square

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