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Titans’ NWAACC fortunes fade following loss to Clackamas

Posted on February 6, 2014 | in Basketball, NWAACC, Sports | by

After a home loss to the Clackamas Community College Cougars Feb. 1, the Titans have dropped to sixth place in the cutthroat Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges South Region.

“I was disappointed in how flat we came out in the first half,” Lane head coach Bruce Chavka said. “We can’t put our finger on the pulse of why that happens.”

The Titans were able to keep the game close early. They trailed by only four points at halftime.

However, the Cougars pulled away late in the second half, thanks in part to some clutch free-throw shooting. They went 16-of-21 from the charity stripe in the second half to ice the game and earn a 78-71 victory.

Titans sophomore guard Alex Sattley scored 29 points on 12-of-26 shooting, including 5-of-11 from three-point range.

During the game, Sattley knocked down his 50th three-pointer of the season. Only nine other NWAACC players have accomplished the feat this season, and Keynan Middleton was the only player to do so for Lane last season.

Freshman forward Daemund McCants added 14 points for the Titans, and freshman point guard Dyrall Goods dished out a season-high seven assists.

Grant Sitton, a 6-foot-9 sophomore forward, scored 21 points and grabbed seven boards to lead the Cougars.

“He was tough inside. He’s really strong attacking the rim,” Lane sophomore forward Zach Kirschbaum said. “He shoots the ball really well from the outside.”

After missing the previous six games with various injuries, freshman forward Orion Wright returned to the lineup and played 15 minutes.

Wright is averaging five points and three rebounds per game this season.

Lane, now 4-4 in regional play, finds itself in a tough position.

The Titans are one game behind Mount Hood, Southwestern Oregon and Clackamas community colleges, who hold a three-way tie for second place in the region at 5-3.

The Titans will try to bounce back on Feb. 5, when they hit the road to face the 1-7 Umpqua Community College Riverhawks.

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