COLLEGE PLACE — The Walla Walla University men’s basketball team had a cold shooting night, as the Wolves fell to Lewis-Clark State College 98-66 on Thursday.
Walla Walla University shot only 36 percent from the field, whereas the Warriors took 13 more shots and connected at a 53 percent clip. The Wolves also made only three of the 20 3-pointers they attempted. Lewis-Clark State opened a 53-35 lead in the first half, bolstered by their solid 7-of-12 mark from the perimeter in the first half.
The Warriors’ defense ratcheted up in the second half, as LCSC notched 12 steals and forced 19 WWU turnovers. Seven-footer Dusan Sparavalo led the Wolves with 20 points and seven rebounds. Sparavalo finished the game 8-of-11 from the floor.
Luke Spady also chipped in 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting.
E.J. Farris led LCSC with a game-high 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting. The Warriors grabbed 35 rebounds, compared to only 29 for the Wolves.
The Wolves return to action with a road game at Seattle Pacific University on Dec. 21.