Pioneers come back in the second half to beat the Linfield Wildcats

Pioneers come back in the second half to beat the Linfield Wildcats

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers take down the Linfield Wildcats 69-66 after an incredible come back in the second half. The Wildcats had a strong start in the first half, but the Pioneers took control in the second half. The Pioneers had a total of four blocks as a team and 40 rebounds.

The Freshman Delsie Johnson had a career-high of 18 points with a career high of 14 rebounds as well. Janessa Willie helped the Pioneers with three blocks and three assists. Sara Hogman had two steal throughout the game that were both converted into baskets by the Pioneers. 

Key Moments

In the first period, the Pioneers struggled to gain momentum both offensively and defensively. Delsie Johnson continued to lead the Pioneers with eight rebounds and eight points at the end of the second period going into half time. Right before halftime, Sara Hogman helped create a momentum shift for the Pioneers with an incredible steal that Hogman drove to the basket to end the half only down by six points. 

In the third period, the Pioneers started to gain momentum with multiple steals and offensive rebound that they converted into baskets. Janessa Willie helped run the offense with three assists and six points in the fourth quarter. In the last couple seconds of the fourth period, Johnson sealed the win with a shot on the far baseline. 

Deeper Look

Looking Ahead

The Pioneers stay at Pamplin Sports Center to continue play against Northwest (Wash.) on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 pm.