DILLON, MT - It was raining 3 pointers on Thursday night in Dillon, MT when the number 13 Lewis-Clark State Men’s Basketball team faced off with the Montana Western Bulldogs. The Warriors hit 15 3s, led by four from Trystan Bradley and took home the win 91-63. The junior led the team with 20 points while Damek Mitchell finished the contest just one rebound shy of a triple-double.
“It was a good effort on the road for our guys tonight,” head coach Austin Johnson said. “It was back-and-forth but we ended the first half with some momentum which really helped going into the locker room.”
The Warriors were in control from the opening tip. Khalil Stevenson dropped in a layup 30 seconds into the game and Hodges Bailey followed with a 3 pointer. Bradley then nailed back-to-back 3s to grow the lead to 11-3 before you could really blink. Bailey kept the triples coming with his second of the game, and by midway through the half, the Warriors held a 23-14 advantage. LC State cruised the rest of the way to a 91-63 victory over the Bulldogs.
“In the second half we did a better job of valuing the basketball and containing pentration. As the stats show we got production from every guy and that’s what we’ll need on Saturday against a very talented Rocky Mountain team,” Johnson said.
Bradley led all scorers with 20 points while grabbing eight rebounds. Mitchell tied a career-high with nine rebounds and finished the night one board shy of a triple-double with his 12 points and 11 assists and now sits one rebound behind Pat Sobotta for second all-time.
As a team, LC State nailed 15 3s (15-31) and shot 52 percent from the field (33-63).
The Warriors, now 14-1 overall and 2-1 in Frontier Conference play, continue their road trip on Saturday, when they take on Rocky Mountain College at 3 P.M.