High-scoring fourth quarter can’t give Pios a win against Augsburg

High-scoring fourth quarter can’t give Pios a win against Augsburg

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers dropped their second game of the weekend, losing 78-50 against the Augsburg Auggies on Sunday afternoon at Pamplin Sports Center. The Pioneers struggled to put points on the board through the first 20 minutes of play but fared better in the second half, scoring 25 points in the fourth quarter.

Delsie Johnson had her third consecutive double-double, scoring 20 of the Pioneers' 50 points while getting 15 rebounds and three blocks. 

Gabby Beltran had all five of the Pioneers' steals, while Julia Barsocchini and Kendal Jones led the team with two assists each.

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Key Moments

The Pioneers ended the game with 25 points in the fourth quarter, a number they haven't been able to replicate since playing Northwest in early November. Down by 50 points with 6:45 left to play in the game, a jump shot from Logan Kelly started a run for the Pios that lasted through the end of the quarter. The Pios scored 20 points consecutively, 14 of which belonged to Johnson, while Hannah Martin and Jessica Cerne combined for 9.

Jones saw the most playing time of her career against the Auggies, logging the first two assists of her career. She matched Barsocchini's two assists, a season-high for the sophomore.

The Pioneers outrebounded their opponent 41-26, but had another high turnover game while shooting 32.1 percent in field goals, making 17 of 53 shots.

Deeper Look

  • Gabby Beltran had steals in three out of four quarters, making two in both the first and fourth
  • Beltran leads the team with eight steals
  • Cerne had her second-highest scoring game of the season
  • Johnson was perfect from the free throw line, shooting 5-5
  • The team shot 72.2 percent from the free throw line, their highest percentage since playing Northwest
  • This is the Pioneer's third consecutive game with five steals
  • Johnson and Martin are both shooting 89.7 percent from the free throw line

Looking Ahead

The Pioneers play their first conference game at Willamette on Saturday after three consecutive home games. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.