LEWISTON - The NAIA released the latest Division I Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Polls on Wednesday and both Lewis-Clark State teams remained among the nation’s top teams. The Lewis-Clark State men climbed one spot to Number 12, while the Warrior women fell to the fringe at number 25.
After sweeping Frontier Conference play on the road last week, the Warrior men moved to 15-1 and made the jump to number 12. The Warriors lead the nation in scoring defense per game (62.2), scoring margin (31.38) and 3-point field goal percentage (.453). Four Warriors are in the top 30 of NAIA DI in 3-point field goal percentage, including Damek Mitchell, Josiah Westbrook, Jaxon Hughes and Hodges Bailey. Mitchell leads the pack and sits third at 52.9 percent.
The Lewis-Clark State men hold a home winning streak of 15 games heading into an upcoming four-game conference slate in Lewiston.
The Warrior women faced tough Frontier Conference opponents on the road last week and fell in close contests. With five of the seven teams in the conference in the top 25, every game is a battle. The ladies of LCSC fell to Number 25 and hold an overall record of 9-5 heading into the four game home stand.
Montana State-Northern will come to Lewiston on Thursday, with the women tipping off at 5:30 P.M. and the men at 7:30P.M. Providence will then roll into town on Saturday for a women’s game at 2 P.M. and a men’s matchup at 4 P.M.