The Lane Community College Men’s basketball team earns more post season awards.
Duce Namazi, a freshman from Utah, was named 1st team All NWAC Championship Tournament. In three games he averaged 17 ppg. Duce is a graduate of Layton Christian Academy in Ogden Utah.
Sophomore Jarred Kelsay, the Titans point guard, was named 2nd team all-conference by the Southern Region coaches. Jarred is a graduate of Tualatin high school in Oregon.
Sophomore Dale Baker was the team captain of the Lane Titans. Dale was named 2nd team all-conference by the Southern Region coaches. Dale was also named to the NWAC all-academic team with a 3.94 g.p.a. Dale is a graduate of Sheldon high school in Eugene Oregon.
Sophomore Earnest “Tre” Clark has been named first team all-conference and first team all-defensive team for the Southern Region conference. Tre also had a strong showing at the NWAC championship tournament. He had 16 block shots in three games. Against Everett Community College Tre had a Triple double and was one assist away from a rare quadruple double. His stat line for the Everett CC game: 19 points 14 rebounds 10 blocks and 9 assists for his efforts at the NWAC championship Tre was voted 2nd team all-tournament. Tre is from Evergreen high school in Vancouver Washington.
Titans need overtime to pass Storm
Lane clinches second place in the NWAC Southern Region with a 101-99 victory over Chemeketa
The Lane men’s basketball team blew an eight point lead in the final few minutes of regulation but then held on in overtime to defeat Chemeketa 101-99 Saturday at home.
Dale Baker scored 25 points and Duce Namazi added 24 for the Titans, who finish the regular season in second place in the south division of the Northwest Athletic Conference.
Lane clung to a 48-45 lead at halftime, but the storm tied it up after trailing by eight with three minutes to go. They hit two three-pointers and took advantage of two missed free throws from the Titans to make a shot with 20 seconds left to tie the score at 87. Lane missed a potential game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer.
In overtime, the Storm led by three with two minutes to go, but Jarred Kelsay hit a three-pointer to tie it and sparked a run that kept the Titans ahead for good.
Baker finished with seven rebounds and five assists, and Tre Clark finished with 19 points, six rebounds and six blocks for Lane, which plays the No. 3 team from the north division next Saturday in Kennewick, Wash., in the NWAC Tournament.
Lane men rally to defeat Linn-Benton
The Lane men’s basketball team rallied from a 12-point deficit at halftime to defeat last-place Linn Benton on Wednesday at home.
The Titans outscored the Roadrunners by 16 points in the second half to win 67-63.
Duce Namazi led all scorers with 16 points. he also had four rebounds and four steals for Lane.