The Lane Titans (6-1) were able to extend their winning streak to six games after outlasting the Clackamas Cougars (4-3) in a 73-64 win at home. Lane had another slow start this game, and were held to just 25 points on 26 percent shooting from the field leaving them four points behind the Cougars at halftime.
Freshman Shelby Snook was one of the few Titans able to produce in the first half; she scored 15 of the Titans’ 25 first half points. “We got a little stagnant in the first half, we stopped attacking the basket,” Lane Titans head coach Greg Sheley said. “We knew they were going to let Snook go all the way to the basket.”
The Titans turned it around in the
second half, scoring almost 50 points and
shooting 60 percent. Lane was able to steal the lead with 16 minutes left in the second half after a basket from Snook, and they held the lead for the remainder of the game.
Snook finished with 35 points and five assists, and freshman forward Marikah Wright was able to produce a double-double, scoring 11 points and pulling in 10 rebounds.
The Titans’ second leading scorer, Sophomore Tori Mahaffie, was able to bank 16 points and nine rebounds.
Clackamas defeated the Titans 82-64 on Jan. 4.
Lane continued their defensive dominance, stealing the ball 12 times and forcing 24 turnovers. The Titans traveled to Umpqua Community College Wednesday Feb. 5 to play the Umpqua Community College Riverhawks.
The Titans and the Riverhawks both have a 6-1 record, but the Titans hold the tiebreaker. They beat the Riverhawks 90-73 on Dec. 8.