A much-needed win over a conference foe was enough to keep the Lewis-Clark State women’s basketball team on the national radar. LCSC ranked 25th when the NAIA released the Division I Coaches’ Top 25 on Tuesday.
The Warriors, rated 24th a week ago, received 64 points from voters. They are coming off a nine-point triumph over Montana Tech, which snapped a three-game losing skid and bumped their record to 19-7 overall and 5-5 in the Frontier Conference.
LC State is one of five FC schools to appear in the latest edition of the Top 25. Westminster, which leads the conference standings, moved up to No. 3 while Montana-State Northern, Carroll College and Great Falls are ranked 11th, 19th and 22nd, respectively.
For the eighth consecutive week, Freed-Hardeman topped the rankings after receiving all 10 first-place votes and 250 points overall. This is the first time, however, that the Tennessee school has been a unanimous choice for No. 1 this season.
The Warriors hit the road for a pair of games this week. They play at Rocky Mountain on Thursday before traveling to Carroll College on Saturday. Both games start at 4:30 p.m. PST and will air on 950 KOZE-AM and www.koze-sports.com.
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Lewis-Clark State College