Johnson with top-10 rebounding performance in loss at PLU

Johnson with top-10 rebounding performance in loss at PLU

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.

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Key Moments

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. 

Deeper Look

  • 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

Looking Ahead

Lewis & Clark returns home on Friday night against George Fox.

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