Feb. 1, 2007
PORTLAND, Ore. - Four players scored in double digits to lead LMU to a 74-52 win over Portland at the Chiles Center this evening. LMU shot 50% from the field for the game, and led by as many as 24 points to start the second half of the WCC schedule with the road victory. The Lions scored 30 of their points off of 18 Portland turnovers.
LMU improves to 13-9 overall, 5-3 in the West Coast Conference. Portland falls to 9-14, 1-7 in WCC play.
The Lions shot well from the field in the first half, hitting 42.4% of their shots to take a 37-31 halftime lead. LMU led by as many as 11 points before Portland finished the half on a 7-2 run.
Hall led all players with 12 points, including two three-pointers. The Lions were 4-for-8 from three-point range in the first half, getting a pair from Hall and Kavita Goss. The Pilots converted six three-pointers in the first half, more than half of their 11 field goals. Jennifer Wassom led Portland with 10 points in the opening period.
LMU came out of the halftime break on fire, scoring the first eight points to pull out to a 48-31 lead. The Lions shot 60% from the field in the second half and led by as many as 24 points in the second half. LMU's defense continued to frustrate the Pilots, limiting Portland to just 20% from the field in the second half.
Hall led a quartet of Lions in double digits, finishing with 16 points. Cassady Moore and Ashlee Dunlap both scored 12 points, while Valerie Ogoke added 10. Moore was outstanding on defense, recording five steals and a block. Ogoke and Dunlap were both strong on the boards, finishing with eight and seven rebounds, respectively.
Wassom led Portland with 10 points, all in the first half. Laiken Dollente added nine points, and Anne Graner chipped in seven.
The Lions return to action on Saturday when they travel to Spokane to face Gonzaga at 2:00pm.
- GO LIONS! -