Titans will play for tourney title
Jacia Jointer scores 19 for the Lane women in their win against Highline
AUBURN, Wash. — Lane struggled from the field but found its touch at the free-throw line to defeat Highline 59-57 on Friday to advance to today’s championship game at the Green River Crossover women’s basketball tournament.
Jacia Jointer hit 12-of-16 free throws, including 10-of-12 in the second half, on her way to 19 points for the Titans. Lane, which trailed 35-31 at halftime and took its first lead with 4½ minutes to go, shot a meager 30 percent from the field and 11 percent from three-point range. Jordan Kimbrough added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Titans.
Brittany Barrington and Ionna Price each scored 12 points for Highline.
Lane will play Treasure Valley at 4 p.m. today for the tournament title.
Kimbrough leads Lane women to victory
AUBURN, Wash. — Jordan Kimbrough scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Lane to a 59-46 victory over Peninsula at the Green River Crossover women’s basketball tournament on Thursday.
With the victory, the Titans advanced to the semifinals, where they will face Highline, an 80-70 victor over Big Bend, at 7 p.m. today.
Lane won the game with defense, forcing the Pirates into just 23 percent shooting from the field (18-for-78), helping the Titans overcome a cold night from the field, where shot just 37 percent, and 21 turnovers.
Marikah Wright added 11 points and nine rebounds for the Titans, and Belle Diouf had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Madison Pilster led Peninsula with 10 points and eight rebounds.
Kimbrough leads Lane to tourney title
LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Jordan Kimbrough scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in leading the Lane women’s basketball team to a 77-68 victory over Peninsula during the championship game of the Pierce Tournament on Sunday afternoon.
Kimbrough went 8-for-12 from the floor and 7-for-8 at the free-throw line on the way to earning tournament MVP honors. The Titans (8-1) also got 21 points from Jacia Jointer, who was named to the all-tournament team.
Lane saw its 13-point halftime lead slip away early in the second half, but the Titans put the game away at the free-throw line, making 15-of-20 shots in the second half and 21-of-28 overall.
Titans advance at Pierce Tournament
LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Jordan Kimbrough had 24 points and eight rebounds, Maddie Kiplinger made a pair of key free throws late and Lane held on for a 75-71 victory against Columbia Basin on Saturday at the Pierce Tournament.
Kimbrough continued her strong early season by making 11-of-19 shots from the floor to lead four Titans in double figures. Carmen Wright scored 17 points off the bench, Marikah Wright added 11 and Jacia Jointer finished with 10 for Lane (7-1).
Marissa Caballero led the Hawks (3-4) with 20 points, and Sydney Mercer and Morgan Grier finished with 14 apiece.
Lane is scheduled to play Peninsula at 2 p.m. today in the tournament championship game.
Lane women win opener at Pierce Tournament
LAKEWOOD, Wash. — The Lane women’s basketball team defeated Tacoma 91-38 Friday at the Crossover Tournament in Auburn, Wash.
Jodan Kimbrough scored 26 points for the Titans, and Marikah Wright added 15 and Jacia Jointer scored 14 for the Titans (6-1).
Lane led 50-14 at halftime and outscored Tacoma (0-4) 41-24 in the second half.
Titans power past Skagit Valley at Bulldog Classic in Bellevue
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Carmen Wright scored 16 points and pulled down five rebounds to lead the Lane women’s basketball team to a 54-44 win Saturday against Skagit Valley in the Bulldog Classic.
The Titans play Umpqua at 3 p.m. today in the championship game.
Jordan Kimbrough added 14 points for Lane, which held on after leading 27-14 at halftime.
Titans clutch at line against Everett
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Maddie Kiplinger converted 8-of-8 free throws in the final minute Friday, helping Lane to a 76-66 win against Everett in the Bellevue College Bulldog Classic women’s basketball tournament.
Kiplinger was one of six Titans in double figures with 12 points. Jordan Kimbrough scored 15 points and also had 12 rebounds.
Bre DuBois also had a double-double for Lane with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Jacia Jointer (14), Sara Kesling (10) and Carmen Wright (12) were the other Titans to score in double figures.
The Titans play at 5 p.m. today against Skagit Valley in the semifinals.
Kimbrough leads Titans to tourney title
Jordan Kimbrough led five players in double figures with a game-high 22 points and the Lane women’s basketball team defeated George Fox’s JV 95-47 Sunday in the championship game of the innaugural Titan Classic.
Kimbrough went 10-for-16 from the field and pulled down 11 rebounds for the Titans. Tournament MVP Bre DuBois finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Gabby Heehn (19 points), Sara Kesling (13) and Marikah Wright (10) also reached double-digit scoring for Lane, which will be back in action Dec. 5 at the Bellevue Tournament. The Titans open the tournament against Everett.
Wright Leads Titans to Second Win
Sophomore Carmen Wright led the Lane CC Titans (2-0) to their second win of the year over Pierce College (0-2) 100-54 at Titan Gym. Wright scored 22 points on 11-for-13 shooting from the floor. She also collected a team high 9 rebounds coming off the bench for Lane.
Forward Marikah Wright was next in scoring for the Titans with 17 points; Bre DuBois had 16 points and 9 rebounds. Center Jordan Kimbrough had 15 points in the paint and Gabby Heehn was the other Titan in double figures with 14. Point guard Jacia Jointer dished out a team high 7 assists; Sophmore transfer Maddie Kiplinger had 6 assists in the win.
The Titans jumped out early to a 24-9 lead after seven and a half minutes and cruised to a 54-24 halftime lead. Lane scored early and often in the second half building a 51 point lead with four and a half minutes to go in route to their second win in two days.
Christian Kullberg had a double-double for the Raiders with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Quashaya Hammon led all Pierce scorers with 12 points; she also had 9 rebounds and 8 assists.
Lane’s final game in the inaugural Titan Classic will be Sunday at 2:00pm against George Fox JV’s.
Lady Titans open with Titan Classic
The 2014-2015 edition of Lane Lady Titans will begin their season, November 21st at 8pm versus Everett CC in the 1st Annual Titan Classic. The new classic format, three games in three days with all four participants playing each other, is a first for the Titans. After Friday’s opening game the Titans play Pierce College on Saturday at 4pm, then finish the tournament with the George Fox College JV’s on Sunday at 2pm. The tournament champion will be determined by best record plus an All-Tournament team will be selected.
The Lady Titans return a couple prominent players from last year’s squad, Marikah Wright averaged 10 pts per game and 7 rebounds and was selected to the South region 2nd team All-Conference. Gabby Heehn averaged 8.75 pts per game and 2.5 rebounds along with setting a single season record for three point attempts and finishing in third place all-time with 72 made three pointers.
Other returners Jacia Jointer, 5.5 pts per game and Carmen Wright, 4.5 pts per game are joined by transfer Maddie Kiplinger from Linn-Benton CC who two years ago averaged 14.7 pts a game for Roadrunners.
Joining these returners are a host of signees who will make big contributions to this year’s squad. Jordan Kimbrough, Enterprise High, Redding, CA, will start at center for the Titans and has big game experience playing in last year’s California Division III state championship game. Another post/forward signee Bre DuBois also played in a state championship game, Washington’s 2A game after winning the same game the year before.
Newcomers that will see lots of playing time will include Belle Diouf, the player of the year in last year’s 6A Special District 2 conference and Sara Kesling the 4A SkyEm player of the year. Keeli Munkrees, a starter on last year’s 5A State Champion Willamette Wolverines should see the floor a lot early. The last signee Lindsey Lundberg from Chico HS, Chico, CA. has been hampered by illness and injury in fall camp.
The Titans difficult preseason schedule will include tournaments at Bellevue College, Pierce College, Green River CC and Chemeketa CC before the always tough Southern Region plays begins in January.