Pioneers drop road game to Redlands in first of California contests

Pioneers drop road game to Redlands in first of California contests

REDLANDS, Calif. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers dropped their first road game of the weekend against the University of Redlands Bulldogs, losing 66-46. The Pios were the first to put points on the board off a jump shot from Delsie Johnson but were eclipsed when the Bulldogs went on a 9-0 run at 8:54 in the quarter. 

The Pioneers (1-6) were unable to regain the lead through the rest of the game, but outscored the Bulldogs (8-3) in the fourth quarter to close the gap. They also had their lowest amount of turnovers in a game since their season opener against Northwest, converting nine points off of 12 Bulldog turnovers.

Hannah Martin lead the team in points with 12, her second in a row hitting double digits. Johnson and Julia Barsocchini combined for 10 rebounds and 16 points, while Jessica Cerne and Laurel Marchant led the team with two assists each.

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Key Moments

Six players contributed to the Pios' highest scoring fourth quarter, with Logan Kelly leading the charge. She scored five points, making a key three-pointer with six seconds left in the game off an assist from Coco Shafer. Barsocchini also played a key part in scoring in the fourth, starting the quarter by sinking a 3-pointer. With seven points, this is the highest scoring game for her since the Pios' season-opener.

The Pios held the Bulldogs to just 12 points with Martin making one of two Pios blocks in the game and Shafer making one of two steals. Peyton Romo snagged the Pios' other steal while Johnson had the other block, her sixth of the season.

Deeper Look

  • Gabby Beltran went 4-4 from the free throw line
  • The Pioneers had their third-highest rebounding game of the season
  • With 9.0 rebounds per game, Johnson sits at third in the conference
  • Ishara Sorensen's one-point contribution is the second time she's scored in the season
  • The Bulldogs outscored the Pios 27-19 in bench points

Looking Ahead

The Pios' loss comes off a long break after their game against Evergreen State was cancelled on December 10. They play Sunday against Pomona-Pitzer at 3 p.m. before facing off against La Verne on Monday at 1 p.m.