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Holding Court

January 04, 2013

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    Katie Anderson ’14 faced players from Corban University in a November tournament.

Opening the season with 11 straight wins, the women’s basketball team has soared to the program’s highest-ever national ranking.

A Top Ten team in the D3Hoops.com and USA Today coaches poll rankings, the Pioneers have been as high as fifth this season in the D3Hoops ranking while reeling off numerous impressive victories, including a 80-68 victory over conference powerhouse George Fox.

Guard Kristina Williams ’13, an all-conference and all-region selection her junior year, leads the team with an average of 20 points per game.

“The team’s on-the-court intensity is matched equally by the players’ ability to laugh and find humor while enjoying each other and playing,” Coach Juli Fulks said. “They put our team goals ahead of personal goals and trust the systematic approach used by our coaching staff to achieve success.”

The men’s basketball team has battled down to the final moments in a series of close nonconference games during the first part of the season. The team, which made it to the championship game of the Poet Classic at Whittier College on December 30, faces its league opponents in the coming weeks.

More than 64 percent of Lewis & Clark students participate in one or more of 19 varsity sports, 10 student-run club sports, and numerous intramural sports, and they excel on and off the court. Read alumni reflections on athletics, academics, and the future.  

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