Cougar Men's Hoop Uses Second Half Surge TO Down Lewis-Clark State

Nov. 15, 2001

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Sophomore Marcus Moore recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Washington State to an 87-82 win over Lewis-Clark State, Thursday night.

The win concluded the Cougars exhibition season. WSU opens its regular season, Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Spokane Arena against Colorado State at 7 p.m. For LCSC, the game against the Cougars counted in its won-loss record as the Warriors opened their regular season.

Junior Jerry McNair led all scorers with 26 points and junior Milton Riley added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars.

Washington State rallied to lead 41-40 at halftime before building a 19-point second half lead on the strength of 59-percent shooting from the floor after intermission.

The Warriors made a run down the stretch to make the final score close. LCSC was led by Sta'Fon Lawson with 22 points and seven rebounds.

The Cougars played without starting center J Locklier, the 2001 Pacific-10 Conference Newcomer of the Year. The senior sat out the game with a sprained ligament in his left (shooting) hand.

'Not having J in there hurt us,' WSU Head Coach Paul Graham said. 'I thought Pawel Stasiak, Shami Gill and Milton Riley played well in his absence. At times, Milton was the best player on the floor.'

Stasiak, a junior from Poland, chipped in eight points off the bench.

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