UMW News BureauThe Lewis-Clark State Warriors defeated the University of Montana Western Bulldogs 77-62 in a women’s basketball game at the Activity Center in Lewiston, Idaho Saturday night. By Lowell Peterson The Lewis-Clark State Warriors defeated the University of Montana Western Bulldogs 77-62 in a women’s basketball game at the Activity Center in Lewiston, Idaho Saturday night. L-C State scored the first 13 points of the game and extended the lead to 17-2 with 14:22 to play in the opening period. Montana Western answered with a 9-2 run to get to within eight, 19-11, but the Warriors responded with a 19-4 run to increase the lead to 23 points with 1:55 remaining. The Bulldogs scored the final two points and the first half ended with the Warriors on top 38-17. Jasmine Stohr (13) and Brittaney Niebergall (nine) led the Warriors scoring attack and Roxy Thurman had six points for the Bulldogs. Still down by 20 points, the Bulldogs outscored the Warriors 8-1 to cut the lead to 51-38 (the closest they would get in the second half) with 9:51 to play. L-C State built the lead back to 22 points with 1:39 left and Montana Western scored the last seven points to account for the final score. The Bulldogs outscored the Warriors 45-39 in the second half. Kassi Kerbs scored all of her 13 points in the second period and Hayley Pettit added 10. Kirsi Voshell and Alyssa Fierro scored 10 and nine respectively for the Warriors. Hayley Pettit led the Bulldogs with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Kerbs had13 points and Thurman finished with 11. Brittney Leibenguth and Alecia Wilson each had three assists. As a team Montana Western shot .365 (23-63) from the field, .063 (1-16) on three pointers and .625 (15-24) from the free throw line. The Warriors had very balanced scoring. Voshell, Niebergall and Stohr scored 14 points each and Fierro added 13. Fierro was the rebound leader with seven and Stohr and Niebergall led the way with four assists each. L-C State was .397 (25-63) from the field, .100 (1-10) from beyond the three point line and .813 (26-32) on free throws. Lewis-Clark State improved to 21-3 overall and 7-2 in the Frontier Conference. Montana Western fell to 12-10 overall and 2-7 in the conference. The Bulldogs next two games will be at home against Montana-State Northern on Feb. 10 and the University of Great Falls on Feb. 11. Both games are scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
The University of Montana Western has launched a national search for the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs position.