TACOMA, Wash. -- A week after tying the third-best scoring performance in school history, Delsie Johnson matched the eighth-best rebounding total ever for the Lewis & Clark Pioneers during Friday's 66-45 loss to the Pacific Lutheran Lutes at Olson Gymnasium.
Johnson pulled in 19 boards to go with 12 points in the loss. Peyton Romo had a team-high 14 points on 4 of 6 shooting from 3-point range.
A stretch without a field goal from the late first to late second quarter hindered the Pioneers.
Johnson totaled 11 rebounds in the first 16 minutes of the game, and the Pioneers held a 22-16 edge on the boards at halftime.
Its only lead of the game, Lewis & Clark went ahead 13-11 with just over a minute remaining in the first quarter. The game was tied going into the second, and Pacific Lutheran (7-9, 2-5 NWC) scored the first eight points of the quarter to move back ahead. The Lutes, who average just 36 percent shooting per game, made 40 percent on Friday, including a 50 percent effort in the second half.
Romo came alive in the second half and made 3 for 4 from 3-point range. She added three assists and four rebounds.
- Jessica Cerne scored 12 to join Romo and Johnson in double figures
- Cerne's 17 field-goal attempts are a new career high
- Gabby Beltran added three assists and matched her career best
- A game after hitting their season best with 10 3-pointers, the Pioneers (2-13, 1-6 NWC) added seven against the Lutes
- Megan Drake scored 15 points to lead PLU
Lewis & Clark returns home on Friday night against George Fox.