Pioneers lose fifth straight matchup

Pioneers lose fifth straight matchup

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Lewis & Clark loses their fifth straight game in a row, 65-58, to the Linfield Wildcats. Oddly the Pioneers have lost their past four games by a difference of seven points each.

The Pios started off the game strong hitting three 3-pointers in a row each from a different starter while the Wildcats started 1 for 4 from the floor. This forced Linfield to call an early timeout in the first five minutes of the game. This then helped the Pios take a five point lead at the end of the first half.

The Pioneers out-shot the Wildcats in the first half 38.5% to 14.3% from 3-point range and 43.5% to 30.0% from field-goal range. Eight players for Lewis & Clark scored in the first half to contribute making the five point lead. 

In the second half the Pioneers were unable to hold their lead allowing Linfield to tie up the game 51-51 with under four minutes left to play. The Pios were outscored 28-7 over the last 10:54 of play and went without a field goal from 11:09 to 5:53. Mak Hutson was able to finish on two free-throws with 53.3 second left but the Pios had to commit fouls to stop the clock. Linfield was then able to make enough free-throws to hold thier lead till the clock ran down.

Kyle Owens was the leading scorer for the Pioneers tonight with 12 points followed by Nico Bricker with 11 points. Daelon Floyd came off the bench scoring 10 points, two blocks, and led the team with eight rebounds. 

Lewis & Clark will be travelling to Pacific Lutheran this Saturday where they will be playing their sixth Northwest Conference game of the season. Tip-off will begin at 6 p.m.