By Rocky McNeff /// Sports Editor
On Saturday, Feb. 14, the men’s and women’s basketball teams played at home against the University of Puget Sound Loggers. Although the outcomes were not in the favor of the Lewis & Clark teams, there are still two games left in the season to change their records.
The women’s team struggled to maintain a lead over the Loggers after the first few minutes of the game. However, both Miyah Leith (’18) and Casey Zinn (’15) led the team with double digit points, 15 and 10. The Pioneer’ women stand in sixth place in the Northwest Conference and are currently 5-9 in conference.
The men played second in a riveting game against the Loggers in which both Jonathan Boddie (’18) and Serg Ovchinnicov (’16) scored a team-high 13 points. While both teams played well, the exciting back-and-forth game ultimately ended up in a Pioneer loss.
The Pioneers held a 57-49 lead with less than seven minutes left. Each team raced down the court to score in the time left. With 55 seconds left in the second half, the Loggers downed a 2-pointer and the Pioneers could not regain the lead, despite taking three shots in those remaining seconds. The men currently stand in third place in the Northwest Conference and hold an 8-6 record in conference.
Both the LC men and women play on Friday, Feb. 20 at George Fox University.