Clark’s big game not enough to down Lakers
COOS BAY — Tre Clark finished with 26 points, 21 rebounds and four blocks, but the Lane men fell to Southwestern Oregon 73-71 in a Northwest Athletic Conference basketball game Wednesday.
The Titans were up 71-69 with 90 seconds left, but the Lakers tied the score with a basket and followed a Lane turnover with a pair of free throws to take the lead. A last-second shot shot by the Titans missed.
Southwestern Oregon trailed 34-29 at halftime but hit 9-for-13 from the three-point line to outscore Lane 44-37 in the second half.
The Lakers were led by Garrett Stout with 19 points. Duce Namazi scored 14 points for the Titans (16-11, 8-5 NWAC).
Lane men improve playoff position
GRESHAM — Jarred Kelsay scored 18 points and Duce Namazi added 16 to lead Lane to an 80-72 victory over Mount Hood in an NWAC Southern Region men’s basketball game Saturday night.
The victory moved Lane (14-10) into third place in the Southern Region standings at 6-4, one game ahead of Umpqua, with four games remaining.
Tre Clark added 12 points and Dale Baker had nine points and nine rebounds for Lane, which led 46-33 at halftime and shot 50 percent from the field for the game.
Oleg Marandyuk led Mount Hood with 25 points and eight rebounds and Jamal Muhammad added 22 points.
The Titans play a pair of home games next week, facing Linn-Benton on Wednesday and Portland on Saturday.
Lane men rally from early deficit to top Umpqua
Tre Clark scores 22 points to help the Titans come back from a 14-point deficit
With Umpqua dropping outside bombs for a 14-point halftime lead, Lane rallied behind its man-to-man defense and managed to claw out a 79-76 victory in an NWAC men’s basketball game Wednesday at LCC.
The Titans took their first lead in the second half with 3 minutes remaining, and then the teams traded leads into the final minute. With Lane up by one, Jamel Merriweather hit a pair of free throws with 9 seconds remaining to give the Titans the final three-point edge.
Tre Clark finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Lane, and Dale Baker just missed a double-double with 20 points and nine rebounds. Jared Kelsay finished with 10 points for the Titans.
Umpqua was led by Mikko Balmes with 21 points, followed by Charles Porter with 20, and Jordan Madrid-Andrews and Titus Rice with 11 points each. The Riverhawks drilled 7-of-14 three-pointers in the first half but could muster only 2-of-8 in the second half as Lane switched from zone to man defense.
Both teams are tied for third in the NWAC South Region standings at 5-4. Lane is 13-10 overall and Umpqua is 14-9.
Leaks leads Lane men past SWOCC
Malik Leaks scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Lane to an 83-72 victory over Southwestern Oregon in an NWAC Southern Region men’s basketball game on Wednesday night.
The Titans remained in a tie for second place in the Southern Region at 4-2, and are 12-8 overall. Lane is one game out of first place after Chemeketa’s upset loss to Portland.
Tre Clark added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Titans, and Jarred Kelsey had 14 points, five rebounds, four assists and five steals.
Jordan Willis led the Lakers (4-15, 1-5) with 28 points, and Robby Dilg added 11 points.
Titans fall to Mount Hood despite big night from Kelsay
Jarred Kelsay’s 22-point effort wasn’t enough for the Lane men’s basketball team Saturday, as the Titans fell 70-65 to Mount Hood in a NWAC South Region contest.
The Titans (9-8, 1-2) also got 13 points from Malik Leaks, but the team shot less than 34 percent from the field and their two-point halftime lead slipped away.