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Holenstein Free Throws Lift Warner Pacific Over Lewis & ClarkSalem-News.com Sports
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Miranda Holenstein hit two free throws with one second remaining on the clock to complete a 73-72 comeback win for Warner Pacific over Lewis & Clark tonight at C.C. Perry Gym.
The result capped a furious rally by the Knights (4-2), who trailed the visiting Pioneers (3-2) 50-62 with 5:54 to play.
The game started slowly for WP as the Knights shot 33 percent from the field and did not convert a field goal until the 15:46 mark of the first half. Lewis & Clark scored the ball at a 48.1 percent clip in the first period, and built a 41-32 lead at the break.
The Pioneers continued to keep Warner Pacific at bay in the second half and stretched their advantage to 12 points on five occasions. Inside five minutes to play however, the Knights cranked up the pressure and outscored L&C 24-11 down stretch.
In the closing moments with Lewis & Clark ahead 73-71, WP’s Kelsey Mattsen stepped to the line with .06 on the clock and made her first attempt. The second try was off, but Alma Silva-Ramirez tracked down the rebound to give the Knights new life. Head coach Matt Gregg called a quick timeout, setting up a play for Holenstein that drew a foul on the Pioneer defense just before the buzzer. The senior forward calmly sank both, sending the Knights to their fourth win of the season.
Cameryn Calhoun led the Knights with 20 points and six assists, while Holenstein finished with 13 points. Kelsey Mattsen and Layne Tucker added 13 and 12 points respectively.
Lewis & Clark was paced by Kristina Williams with 19 points and seven rebounds.
Source: Warner Pacific College
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