men's basketball

New coach brings new beginning to men’s basketball


By Annie Erickson This year the Lewis & Clark men’s basketball team is striving to create a winning culture by developing strong chemistry and an unwavering work ethic. In the previous season the team finished with an 8-17 record and eighth in the Division III Northwest Conference with a 4-12 conference record. Their past three

Back on the court: Basketball teams battle at home in the NWC


By Jackson Sundheim The Lewis & Clark men’s and women’s basketball teams are entering the most challenging phase of the 2017-18 season as they prepare to face off against some of the highest-ranked teams in the Northwest Conference (NWC) and the nation. The Pios competed on Jan. 27 against the Willamette University Bearcats, which resulted

Men’s basketball seniors look back on their years at Lewis and Clark


With their defeat this past weekend against willamette, the Lewis and Clark men’s basketball team has been eliminated from playoff contention for the second year in a row. With this defeat, this year’s seniors look back on their LC basketball careers as they walk off the hardwood at Pamplin Sports Center for the last time.

Pink-Out games provide heartbreak, hope for LC Basketball


  On Tuesday, the George Fox Bruins came to Pamplin to face off against Lewis & Clark. The Women’s game tipped off at 6 p.m. It was “pink-out” night for the Northwest Conference (NWC), meaning the crowd dressed in pink and donated to raise breast cancer awareness. The first half started sluggish, with many free

Men’s basketball falls short against division II team


The men’s basketball team will began their new season on Nov. 5 with a loss against Seattle Pacific University in an exhibition match. The Pioneers lost 96-65 against the NCAA Division II side. During the game the Pioneers made 38 percent of their shots from the floor while Seattle Pacific made 52 percent. Markel Leonard

The lights go out on the hardcourt


Men’s basketball narrowly misses the NWC playoffs By Abe Field /// Senior Staff Writer As the school year returns to it’s natural ebb and flow, the men’s basketball team has been hard at work over winter break. It has been an eventful break for the Pioneers, who played a total of six games over the

LC Basketball seniors say farewell


Seniors reflect on their time on the basketball court as members of the Pioneers By Abe Field /// Senior Staff Writer The Pioneers will end their seasons this weekend, closing out the season against Pacific. These will be the last games of a strong group of seniors, putting the finishing touches on their time within the

Markel Leonard aims to take Pioneer basketball to new heights


December’s Athlete of the Month relfects on his journey to Lewis & Clark By ABE FIELD On a moonless morning at 5:00am, spiders spin their dew covered webs in trees along Terwilliger Blvd. The air is frigid. As the fog begins to roll off of Pamplin Sports Center, Markel Leonard and the Pioneer Basketball team make

Basketball teams shape up as their season progresses through winter break


The Pioneers begin to get in the hardwood groove for the 2015-16 season By CARLY CHELOVITZ With Winter Break drawing near, Lewis & Clark’s basketball teams are reaching the peak of their season. The men’s team holds a record of 2-4, while the women’s team is still searching for a win this season. As training reaches

Swimming and basketball heat up as winter nears


Winter sports season’s practices and seasons begin, with many new faces and eager veteran athletes By PETER MELLING After three months of touchdowns, laps, goals and spikes, it’s time for some baskets and relays. The men’s and women’s basketball and swimming teams have begun practice for the upcoming winter season. All of these teams have

Basketball breaks in the new semester


Men’s and women’s basketball wraps up the break and prepares for the final stretch By Peter Melling /// Sports Editor  Now that Winter Break has ended, the men’s and women’s basketball teams have hit the heart of their seasons. In between Dec. 21 and Jan. 16, the men’s team has gone 5-3 and the women’s