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Women's Basketball - Tue, Jun. 20, 2017

LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College women's basketball team has signed two players familiar to its hometown as former Lewiston High standouts Cali Moscrip and Abbey Roy will don Warrior uniforms next season, LCSC coach Brian Orr has announced.

It will be the first time that two players from Lewiston High have been in the Warrior program at the same time since Brooke Cushman, who will become LCSC's athletic director on July 1, and Sara McEarchern (now Sara Mink) played for the Warriors during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Moscrip is a 5-foot-7 guard who spent the last two years playing three sports at Spokane Falls Community College. In addition to basketball, the junior-to-be also was on the soccer and track teams. Roy, a 5-10 wing, played at Lewiston High this past season and will be a freshman.

"It's not a secret that we will be counting on several freshman to play key roles for us next season," said Orr, whose graduated four seniors from last year's team that won the Frontier Conference regular season and postseason titles, and finished second in the NAIA national tournament.  "That alone makes Cali's signing even more important to our roster for the next two seasons."

Moscrip helped Spokane Falls to the championship of the Northwest Athletic Conference for the first time in 35 years with a 27-4 record. She shot 41 percent from the field and 37 percent from the 3-point line. She averaged 6.9 points per game, but came on strong at the end of the season. She didn't score in double digits until the 18th game, but then scored in double figures in eight of the team's final 13 games. She averaged 11 points per game during that stretch and was named to the conference tournament's second team.

She also averaged 3.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.4 steals per game.  Her top performance was a double-double against Yakima Valley when she had 20 points and 12 rebounds.

"She gives us another outstanding shooting guard with college basketball experience, and the fact that she was a member of three NWAC championships in three separate sports is really all you need to know about her competitive spirit and her athleticism," Orr said.  "Cali's strengths as a player fit perfect with our play-faster system.  She is a solid defender and has the ability to make big plays on both ends of the floor.  She hit some key 3s to help Spokane Falls win the NWAC title and we see her doing the same things next year in a Warrior uniform."

Moscrip also started as a freshman and averaged 6.8 point, 2.0 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game.

As well as basketball, she was a midfielder on the soccer team that didn't lose a match until the conference tournament championship game. She had three goals and eight assists last year. In track, she ran both the 800 meters and the 3,000 steeplechase. She posted season-best times of 2.:29.49 in the 800 and 12:39.15 in the steeplechase when she placed fourth in the conference meet.

Roy played both volleyball and basketball at LHS, and was recently valedictorian of her senior class.

"We are also really excited to be adding Abbey to our program," Orr said.  "Abbey is an excellent 3-point shooter and with her athleticism and length on the perimeter we have always felt she has the potential. Even though we've been evaluating and watching her develop as a player for about 10 years, we didn't make the decision until late this spring.  She had several outstanding games her last two years at LHS which kept our attention. In the end, it came down to who she is as a person and her dedication and work ethic convinced our coaching staff she has the potential to be a very successful college basketball player."

Roy averaged nine points and five rebounds per game for the Bengals. She was one of two seniors on the team and was selected to play in the Border Battle and District II All-Star games. In volleyball, she was a defensive specialist and led the team in digs.

"Abbey is a very versatile player that can guard multiple positions and can also score in a variety of ways," Lewiston High girls' basketball coach Dave Cornelia said. "Her leadership will also be missed."

Orr watched both Moscrip and Roy develop their skills through various LCSC summer camps through the years and kept tabs on both.

"One of the best things about recruiting local players is they know more than most recruits about our program's tradition and the support we get here.," Orr said.  "Of course, we as coaches certainly know more about them as well, and we know Abbey and Cali are both hard workers who are extremely competitive. And they are the kind of players we want in our program – outstanding students with high character who will be great teammates." 

LCSC has signed six players for the 2017-18 season. In addition to Roy and Moscrip, Orr previously signed Kiara Burlage (Columbia Falls, Mont.), Delaney Henery (Salem, Ore.), Peyton Souvenir (Cathlamet, Wash.), and Abbie Johnson (Cashmere, Wash.). Abbie is the younger sister of current Warrior Lauren Johnson.