Men and women start basketball season strong

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Sam Harrison, Writer

Men’s Basketball
The Warrior Men Basketball team has been on a tear lately starting their season off 9-0 and remaining undefeated at home.
The only loss that the men have encountered this season is a preseason loss to a nationally ranked Gonzaga program. If you know anything about college basketball, you know that Gonzaga is a top tier Division 1 program from Spokane Washington and makes it deep into the NCAA tournament almost every year.
This loss doesn’t come as a surprise for the LC Warriors, but they used it as a learning experience and continued what they were doing to start hot.
In recent games, the Warriors took down a number three ranked College of Idaho team 76-56. The C of I Coyote’s played in the NAIA National Championship game at the end of last season.
Damek Mitchell and Jake Albright both had a team-high 15 points and Travis Yenor was a point shy with 14.
Mitchell and Albright had a very similar statistic game, but if you know the two guys, they are very different. Yenor shot a perfect four for four from the free-throw line and Albright went three for four.
The team shot a combined 47% from the field and 80% from the line.
The Warriors then traveled to Walla Walla to face the Wolves. The final score was in LC’s favor, 93-66.
Mitchell contributed a season-high 19 points which led the team.
Trystan Bradley added 17 shooting a perfect percentage from the line and from beyond the arc.
The Warriors ended with a 55% field goal percentage to blow out the Wolves.
The Warriors head to Helena, Montana to take on Carrol College on December 6th.


Women’s Basketball

The lady Warriors didn’t start the preseason off too hot, losing three games to Division 1 programs such as the University of Idaho and Boise State.
The team started their regular season off 5-0 and faced Notre Dame De Namur University on the 25th of November. This game led to the first loss of the Women’s Basketball team 52-70. The team just couldn’t seem to get their shots to fall as the Warriors shot just 35% from the field and 19% from the three-point line. Kiara Burlage had a season-high nine rebounds and contributed 16 points to the team’s total.
The Warriors take on a nationally ranked Carrol College on the 6th of December and come back to play a home game on December 12th.