(RMC Athletics release)
LEWISTON, Idaho. – No. 21 ranked Rocky Mountain College was unable find any shooting rhythm in a 66-42 loss to the No. 17 ranked Lewis-Clark State Warriors.
Trailing from tip to buzzer, Rocky (16-9, 7-6 FC) struggled with cold shooting the entire night. Shooting just 23.8 percent from the field, the Battlin’ Bears sank only 3-of-26 from beyond the arc. The Warriors (18-6, 8-5 FC) posted a 43.6 field goal percentage in comparison.
Brooke Jones scored 14 points with eight rebounds to lead the Battlin’ Bears in both categories.
The Warriors won the rebound battle with a 49-36 advantage in boards. The Battlin’ Bears were able to claim an 8-4 advantage in steals.
Lewis-Clark’s Cali Moscrip led the home team with 23 points and seven rebounds. Jossilyn Blackman pulled in 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Rocky will stay on the road with a game against the Montana Western Bulldogs set for Feb. 9. That game will take place in Dillon, Mont., at 5:30 p.m.
On the men’s court, the No. 22 ranked Battlin’ Bears dropped a 72-55 decision to No. 18 ranked Lewis-Clark State.
Despite holding the Warriors to just 1-21 on threes, the Battlin’ Bears were unable to overcome their own accuracy issues. Rocky shot just 30 percent from the field and 17.2 percent from beyond the arc.
RMC was able to draw the deficit to three points earlier in the second half, but the Warriors quickly responded with an 11-2 run and maintained a lead for the rest of the game.
Three Battlin’ Bears scored in the double digits. Jared Samuelson scored 12 points while the pair of Craig Wilmore and Clayton Ladine contributed 10 apiece.
Rocky’s bench provided 23 points in the loss.
Lewis-Clark’s Dana Abe scored 31 points with nine rebounds on the night.
Rocky will next play Montana Western on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.