No. 12 Gonzaga manhandles Lewis-Clark State
Spokane, WA (Sports Network) - Kyle Dranginis poured in a game-high 30 points on 12-of-16 shooting as No. 12 Gonzaga crushed Lewis-Clark State, 104-57, on Thursday at McCarthey Athletic Center.
Dranginis drained four 3-pointers and handed out seven assists to go with six rebounds, while Przemek Karnowski dropped in 16 points on 8-of-10 from the floor along with six rebounds for the Bulldogs (7-0). Sam Dower netted 13 points and David Stockton added 13 points and dished out eight assists.
Kelly Olynyk and Drew Barham finished with 11 points apiece in the rout.
"I thought our effort was pretty good for the most part," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. "The first ten minutes of the second half we defended the way we need to defend and rebounded the way we need to rebound. All in all, especially the second half, our guys really did a nice job getting things accomplished."
P.J. Bolte scored a team-high 10 points for the Warriors (9-1), who turned the ball over 21 times in the setback.
Lewis-Clark kept the game close early on, trailing 12-8 less than five minutes in, but Gonzaga quickly built the lead to 20-9 on the strength of an 8-1 push. Stockton capped the surge with a deep three with a few ticks less than 10 minutes on the clock.
A 3-ball by Trey Sabotta pulled the Warriors within seven shortly afterward, but the Bulldogs ripped off a 12-4 surge to make it a 34-19 game with just over five minutes to play in the half.
Gonzaga outscored Lewis-Clark 16-13 over the final minutes of the half and took a 50-32 lead into the locker room.
Gonzaga opened the second half with a 21-5 run to open up a 71-37 lead with just over 12 minutes to play in the contest, and the Warriors never got close the rest of the way.
The Bulldogs are 10-0 against Lewis-Clark State in their history. In the most recent meeting, Gonzaga rolled to a 103-61 decision on Dec. 16, 2010, which was the first time the schools had met in 12 years ... The Bulldogs shot an outrageous 64.2 percent from the floor and 11-of-20 from 3-point range ... Gonzaga also dominated on the glass, finishing with a 44-20 rebounding advantage.