Lewis-Clark team going to the NAIA Final Four has Alaska ties

March 20, 2021

Nathan Fromm

The Lewis-Clark State College men’s basketball team and its Alaska contingent is headed to the NAIA Final Four.

Associate head coach Leif Karlberg of Anchorage, junior Nathan Fromm of Anchorage and freshman Colton Spencer of Palmer are part of a Warriors squad that is 21-1 on the season.

Lewis-Clark of Idaho punched its ticket to the Final Four with a 75-70 overtime win over Loyola of Louisiana in the quarterfinals.

Lewis-Clark extended its nine-game winning streak and will play in Monday’s national semifinals against Southwestern Assemblies of God University (13-2) in Kansas City, Missouri.

Fromm, of Service High fame, came off the bench to score 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting in 17 minutes.

Leif Karlberg

He drained a 3-pointer on his first shot of the game. Later in the first half, his bucket gave Lewis-Clark a 31-28 lead.

Later in the second half, his three-point play tied the game at 52-52 with 7:10 left in regulation.

Spencer did not play in the game.

Karlberg, of Grace Christian High fame, is in his fifth season with the Warriors.

Since his promotion to the role of Associate Head Coach prior to the 2018-19 season, he has played an essential role in two of the best seasons in program history.

In his five seasons on staff, Lewis-Clark has posted a 115-40 record and qualified for national tournament each year.