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Warrior Women’s Basketball Climbs Five Spots To No. 17

 Lewiston, ID – After going 3-0 over the last two weekends, LC State Women’s Basketball moved up five spots to No. 17 in the first NAIA coaches poll of the season, released by the national office on Wednesday.

The Warrior women opened the 2022-23 season with a 3-1 record with the lone loss being to No. 2 Westmont (Calif.). LC State defeated then-No. 25 Rocky Mountain on back-to-back nights, rolling past the Battlin’ Bears 95-69 on night one before fighting to an 80-73 double-overtime win on night two. The Warriors capped the stretch with a 64-56 victory over Montana Tech.

LC State is averaging 78 points per game with a .415 shooting percentage. The Warriors are grabbing 47.8 rebounds per game to rank in the NAIA’s top 20. LC is second in the nation in blocks per game with 6.5, led by Sara Muehlhausen’s 14 blocks. She ranks third in the NAIA with 3.5 per game and is tied for fourth in total blocks. Hannah Broyles is third in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (4.0).

Cascade Conference foe Southern Oregon joined the top 25 at No. 20, and Eastern Oregon is receiving votes. Carroll (Mont.), who will be in Lewiston on Dec. 9, fell to No. 9.

The Warriors open Cascade Conference play on Nov. 22 when LC State hosts Walla Walla University. Tip-off for the women’s game is set for 5:30 p.m. in the P1FCU Activity Center.

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