Mariah Stacona (Warm Springs) scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds as Northwest University Eagles defeate Lewis & Clark College, 76-68

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Box Score KIRKLAND, Wash. – Playing their first home game of the 2017-18 season, the Northwest University Eagles defeated Lewis & Clark College, 76-68, in a non-league game tonight.

Lewis & Clark would take a 36-31 lead at halftime hitting 47% of their shots, 44% from the 3-point line led by Alyx Crager’s 11 points.

Northwest U would out score the Pioneers 26-17 in the third quarter to take the lead for good. It would be the Eagles heating up, scoring 51% from the floor and 57% from beyond the 3-point arc and finding themselves in the lead, 57-53 at the end of the period.

With NU leading 67-55 in the final quarter, Lewis & Clark would begin a 10-2 run with 4:54 left in the game to pull to within two, 67-65 with 3:17 left on the clock. But, a big 3-pointer by NU freshman Andie Kristinat 3:05 would stretch the Eagle lead to 70-65. Hannah Carlson would sink a jumper at 1:52 to make it a 72-67 game and Andie Kristinat would go 2 for 2 from the free throw line with 15 seconds remaining to put the game away for the Eagles at 75-68.

Miranda Langenhorst had a big game for Northwest U (3-6) with 16 points and 17 rebounds to go along with 4 blocks. Mariah Stacona (Warm Springs Tribe) scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds and teammate Hannah Carlson finished with 12 points for the Eagles who shot 48% for the game including 42% from beyond the 3-point line.

Lewis & Clark (5-4) was led by Alyx Crager’s 16 points. Lauren Wood scored 13 points with 9 rebounds as Pioneers shot 38% from the field while hitting only 6 of 25 from the 3-point line for 24%.

“I’m really proud of the ladies tonight and with five players in double figures, it shows we were playing team ball,” said Ken Crawford, NU head coach. “Really pleased with the way they played in the second half and closed out the game against a good Lewis & Clark team. A lot of positives came out of the game tonight.”

Next Up: Northwest U travels to Tacoma on Friday, Dec. 8, to play another non-league game with Pacific Lutheran and then moves on to Portland for an exhibition game with Division I Portland State on Saturday afternoon.