two well-played halves and hopefully our team will feed off of this after
The win gives the Lions (3-5) a modest two-game winning streak, while
the Warriors, ranked No. 11 in the NAIA Division II polls, drops to 7-6.
Kemmy Burgess led the Lions with 20 points, while Dennis Keene chipped
in with 15 points and seven rebounds.
According to French, controlling the rebounds was priority No. 1 for
the Lions and the players responded, outrebounding the Warriors, 40-24.
"They are bigger than we are so we had everyone working hard on the
glass," French said.
Leading the rebounding barrage was Ian Boys, who pulled down 12 to go
along with his 12 points.
A close game throughout the first half, the Lions used a 12-2 run
midway through the second half to pull away from the Warriors. Burgess
had six of those 12 points for Vanguard.
"He's a coach's dream player," French said. "A coach can't teach the
desire to have the ball and hit the big shot. He thrives in those
Vanguard University 65, Lewis-Clark 58
Lewis-Clark - Price 8, Jeppensen 13, Bender 11, Way 10, Menelly 2,
Barney 8, Wilson 4, Divranos 2.
3 pt. goals - Price 2, Jeppensen 1.
Fouled out - Price.
Vanguard - Keane 15, Curtis 5, Burgess 20, Boys 12, Candelaria 3,
Cablay 6, Beeler 4.
3 pt. goals - Burgess 3, Keane 2, Curtis 1.
Fouled out - None.
Halftime - Vanguard, 30-28.