On Senior Night, Pios drop final game of season

On Senior Night, Pios drop final game of season

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers closed out the 2017-18 season with a 92-65 loss to the Puget Sound Loggers on Saturday night at Pamplin Sports Center.

After taking a 10-point lead with 10:47 left in the first half, Lewis & Clark wasn't able to stall Puget Sound's rally, as the Loggers took a 44-40 lead at halftime. Behind 49 percent shooting on 41 field-goal attempts in the second half, Puget Sound pulled away.

Seniors Gage Bumgardner, who made his first collegiate start, and Jonathan Smith were acknowledged before the game started. Bumgardner joined the team this season, while Smith was added late last year before competing in the fall semester this season.

Mak Hutson led the Pioneers with 12 points on 5 of 6 shooting to go with four assists, giving him a team-high total of 76 assists for the season. Kyle Owens hit 3 of 9 from 3-point range and had 10 points. Both Hutson and Owens finished with 10-plus points per game averages this season.

Andrew Vickers, who ended the regular season eighth in the Northwest Conference in scoring, went 4 of 10 from the floor and had nine points. Zeke Crawford added seven points off the bench while Daelon Floyd, Adrian Romero and Ryan Stewart had six points apiece. Crawford finished the season as the team's leading rebounder at 5.6 per game, with Floyd right behind at 5.5.

Lewis & Clark (41 percent) shot fairly evenly with Puget Sound (48 percent) for the game and the Pios had a better 3-point percentage, 35 percent to 32 percent. The Loggers went 4 of 11 from the free-throw line, while the Pioneers hit 2 of 9.

After committing 33 turnovers in the first matchup, Lewis & Clark gave the ball away 29 times on Saturday, which led to 29 points for Puget Sound. The Loggers took 82 field-goal attempts. Lewis & Clark was also outrebounded 50-39, including a 16-10 margin on the offensive glass.

Lewis & Clark ends the year with an 8-17 overall record and 4-12 mark in the Northwest Conference.