LEWISTON, Idaho – The Trinity Western women's basketball team ran into a hot shooting Lewis and Clark Warrior team Friday night as the Spartans lost 109-49 in Lewiston, Idaho.
"Today we got beat in every facet of the game but that allows us to improve in every facet of the game tomorrow. We keep burying ourselves early and allowing our opponent to find their rhythm," commented TWU head coach Cheryl Jean-Paul. "But that's a lesson we can't afford not to learn down here before league starts when it actually matters. I'm looking forward to seeing how the team responds after this adversity - we need to be better and I believe we can be better."
Third year guard Jessie Brown (Langley, B.C.) led the Spartans with 18 points and five assists. The Warriors, who had eight players in double digits were led by guard Brooke Litalien with 18 points.
The Warriors, who are ranked No. 7 nationally in NAIA) led 33-13 at the end of the first quarter and 60-22 at the half.
LC finished the night shooting 54.5 percent (36-66) from the field and 65 percent (13-20) from the three point line, while TW shot 37 percent (20-54) and 30.8 percent (4-13) respectively.
The two teams will match up again tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. PDT.
TWU opens Canada West play Friday-Saturday, November 4-5 when they travel to Kelowna, B.C. to play the UBC Okanagan Heat. The Spartans home opener is on November 12 against the Fraser Valley Cascades.
Game Notes: the Warriors had a 43-24 edge in rebounds…TWU had 19 turnovers to LCS 6…