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Elmira Star Signs LOI with Lady Titans

07/07/2014 09:37

Last season's SkyEm League (4A) Player of the Year, Elmira High School's Sara Kesling has signed a Letter of Intent to play for Coach Greg Sheley's women's basketball team.  Kesling averaged 16 points per game and pulled down 8.5 rebounds a game for the Falcons to earn the league's top honor.


Kesling played volleyball, basketball and softball for Elmira High.  She earned All-League honors in all three sports and could have potentially played all three in college.

Coach Sheley was happy to add another local player to the roster and had this to say about Kesling, "Sara adds some athleticism to our roster, she plays bigger than 5'9" and plays hard, the way like our players to play."

Kesling is the sixth player to ink a Letter of Intent for the Titans this spring.

 

Breanna DuBois, Washington forward signs with Lady Titans

06/06/2014 14:56

Breanna DuBois, 5'11" forward from Mark Morris High School in Longview, Washington has signed a letter of intent with the women's basketball team for the 2014-2015 season.  Breanna averaged 7.9 points per game, 8.8 rebounds per game and 2.3 blocks per game for the Washington 2A state runner-up team.  Breanna's Mark Morris team won the Washington 2A state championship in 2013 as well.


Breanna was selected first team All-Greater St. Helen's League this season and played in two all-star contests, one in Vancouver and one in Longview where she was the game's most valuable player scoring 15 points and grabbing 15 rebounds to win the honor.   Coach Rooklidge, her coach at Mark Morris had this to say about Breanna, " she is probably one of the best girls’ basketball players to play at Mark Morris and cited numerous records she set, her work ethic and dedication to the program which was instrumental in the development of a average high school team into a state contender and championship team."

Coach Sheley is also effusive with his praise of Breanna saying ".  We are so excited that Breanna has decided to become a Titan next year.  Breanna has been a consistent performer for a championship program, providing rebounding, scoring and defense during her last two years.  Moreover, we saw a good student, someone who works hard and wants to win! Breanna is driven to become a better player and make her team better, which is exactly the type of player we look for."

 

California Star Inks LOI With Women's Basketball

06/06/2014 12:38

Jordan Kimbrough, 6'1" post from Enterprise High in Redding, California has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Lane next season.  Jordan's high school team was the runner-up in the California State Division III championship game this season and finished with a 28-3 record on the season.

Jordan averaged 10.5 points per game this season, she also pulled down 9.1 rebounds per game and blocked 2.1 shots per as the inside presence on her outstanding high school team.  Jordan was awarded first team All-Sacramento League recognition after the season.  Jordan was also a member of the track team and volleyball team.

Coach Sheley is excited to get a big inside presence that was lacking last season.  She will complement returning post Marikah Wright who will move outside more this season.  The team lost its second leading rebounder Tori Mahaffie as she signed with University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota and Jordan should be a more than ample replacement.

The women's team welcomes Jordan and it very excited she will be a Titan next season!

 

Chico High's Lindsey Lundberg signs with Women's Basketball

05/08/2014 22:22

Women's Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Greg Sheley has announced the signing of 5'8" guard Lindsey Lundberg from Chico High School, Chico, California.  Lundberg is a three sport star for the Panthers also starring in track and field plus field hockey.  Lindsay was a four time letter winner in track and two time letter winner in field hockey.
 

Lundberg averaged 10.1 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game and 2.4 assists for Chico High.  She was a Co-Captain this season for the Panthers who won the Section Championship this year.  She was named first team All-Eastern Athletic League, All-Northern Section and played in the Northern Section All-Star game.
 

Coach Sheley anticipates Lindsey will help in the backcourt this season and add to the squad's depth.  She can score from a couple different positions and adds to the team's athleticism.  We're happy Lindsey has become a TITAN!

 

Mahaffie signs a National Letter of Intent to play women's basketball at the University of Mary

05/06/2014 12:49

BISMARCK, N.D. – All-league wing player Tori Mahaffie of Lane (Ore.) Community College has signed a National Letter of Intent to play women's basketball at the University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota, announced Marauders head coach Rick Neumann. A 5-10 guard/forward, Mahaffie is a native of Eugene, Ore., and will continue her education at U-Mary this fall and compete for the Marauders.

"Tori comes from successful high school and junior college programs," said Neumann. "She has won both a state high school championship and an NWAACC championship and is quite simply a winner! At 5-10 Tori provides us a lot of versatility. She can truly play any perimeter position within our style of play. Extremely athletic, she led her team in blocked shots and was on the NWAACC leader board in blocks and three-point shooting percentage. Tori was a focal point in recruiting for us and we are extremely excited to have her join our program."

As a sophomore at Lane in 2013-14, Mahaffie averaged 10.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 41 per cent from the floor, 35 per cent behind the arc and 73 per cent at the line. The Titans finished 24-8 overall.

The Titans won the NWAACC in Mahaffie's freshman season of 2012-13, finishing the season 30-2. She averaged 7.3. points, 5.4 rebounds, .9 steals and .5 blocks per game, connecting on 47 per cent of her field goal attempts, 57 per cent of her free throw attempts and making 39 per cent of three point attempts.

A 2012 graduate from Willamette High School, Mahaffie was the team captain and averaged nine points and five rebounds as a senior to earn all-league honorable mention honors while helping her squad finish second in the 5A state tournament. She was a second team all-conference selection as a junior and the school won the 5A state title her freshman season in 2009.

Tori, a National Honor Society member in high school, is the daughter of Rachael Mahaffie and Bill Mahaffie and intends to major in biology at U-Mary.

After finishing last year with a record of 17-10 for a third straight winning season, second place in the Northern Sun North Division (Division II), and a third consecutive year of winning an NSIC opening round playoff game, the Marauders have now garnered four commitments for the 2014-15 seasons. In addition to Mahaffie, U-Mary women's basketball also has signed Haley Hibbs of Lower Columbia College in Washington, Justyn Juhl of Billings (Mont.) Central Catholic High School and Gabby Wilkinson of Bismarck's Shiloh Christian High School.

 

Former Titan In The News

03/10/2014 17:51

Cal State Dominguez Hills captured the 2014 California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament title and the Conference's NCAA automatic qualifier with help from former Titan Simone Thompson with a 65-61 win over top-seeded Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday night.  Thompson was a key performer for last season's NWAACC championship team and one of three players from that team to star in the CCAA this season.  Thompson and her CSUDH teammates will find out later this week where they will begin their quest of the NCAA Division II Championship trophy. 

 

2013-14 NWAACC Women’s Basketball All-Stars

03/06/2014 13:41

Four Titan players have been named to All-Southern Region Women’s Basketball teams.  Freshman point guard, Shelby Snook, made All-Southern Region First Team.  Snook was the NWAACC’s second leading scorer at 19.8 points per game, which included a school-record 44 point performance.  Sophomore forward Tori Mahaffie, was named to the Southern Region Second Team.  Mahaffie averaged 10.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game.  Sophomore guard, Joleen Chanco, was named to the All-Southern Region Defensive Team.  Chanco averaged 4.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game.  Forward Marikah Wright was named to the All-Southern Region Freshman Team.  Marikah averaged 10.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

 

To view both the Women’s and Men’s NWAACC All Stars, click on the links below:

2013-14 Women’s Basketball All-Stars

2013-14 Men’s Basketball All-Stars

  

 

Lane women fall in third-place game

03/05/2014 09:00

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Marikah Wright had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, but Lane fell 71-50 to Blue Mountain in the third-place game of the NWAACC women’s basketball championship tournament on Tuesday afternoon.

The Titans (24-8) were hindered by 23 turnovers and a 28.8-percent (17-for-59) shooting performance.

Mar’Shay Moore and Hailey Markham-Patti led the Timberwolves (22-9) with 14 points each, and Jade Gutzman added 13.

 

Hawks soar past Titans in semifinals

03/04/2014 07:49

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Kellie Ross and Lacie French each scored 20 points to lead Columbia Basin to an 87-65 semifinal victory over Lane at the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges tournament on Monday night.

The Hawks (23-7) will play Umpqua (24-6) at 5:30 p.m. for the NWAACC championship, after the Titans (24-7) will face Blue Mountain (21-9) for third place at 2 p.m.

After opening a 45-34 lead at the break, Columbia Basin shot 63 percent from the field in the second half to pull away. The Hawks also had a 56-42 edge in rebounds, with Lyndsay Oswalt grabbing 11.

Shelby Snook led three Lane players in double figures with 25 points. Heidi Walchi added 13 and Niki Duncan had 11, and Marikah Wright had a team-high 10 rebounds.

 

Snook’s double-double helps carry Titans into semifinals

03/03/2014 10:11

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Shelby Snook had a double-double with 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead Lane to a 71-45 women’s basketball victory over Spokane in the quarterfinals of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges tournament on Sunday.
Niki Duncan added 17 points and Marikah Wright had 13 rebounds for the Titans (24-6), who will play Columbia Basin at 8 p.m. today in the second semifinal game. Blue Mountain and Umpqua will meet at 6 p.m. in the first semifinal.

 

Snook leads Titans to opening NWAACC win

03/02/2014 08:21

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Shelby Snook had 31 points and seven rebounds to lead Lane to a 71-68 women’s basketball victory over Highline at Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges tournament on Saturday.

Heidi Walchi added 11 points and Niki Duncan 10 for the Titans (23-6), who play Spokane at 4 p.m. today in the quarterfinals.

 

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