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Cougs pound Warriors! 11/5 (via WSUCougarAthletics)
WSU was an 88-41 winner over the Lewis-Clark State Warriors in exhibition Saturday. This was an encouraging result for a couple of reasons. One, for NAIA Lewis-Clark, this game actually counts (don't quote me on that in case something has changed recently). Second, the Cougs blew out an inferior opponent - which generally correlates with a brighter future than a close upset of a superior team. But, perhaps most importantly, they won easily without Reggie Moore, Abe Lodwick and Faisal Aden, who were all banged up.
Yes, there are concerns. For example, it's looking increasingly more possible that Marcus Capers may end up leading the team in defensive rebounding this year. It's still very sketchy as to whether this team can rebound efficiently in the frontcourt.
But for now, focus on the positives: DaVonte Lacy with 21 points. Mike Ladd with 14. Dexter Kernich-Drew's sweet shooting stroke. Will DiIorio with a Capers TM. Patrick Simon looks bigger, too, I swear.
For the Cougs it's now all about getting healthy and getting in shape for Gonzaga on November 14th.