VANCOUVER, Wa. - The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges has named its Basketball Players of the Week for December 9, 2013.
Shelby Snook, FR., G,
Lane Community College
Lane freshman guard Shelby Snook is the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges’ Player of the Week. Snook was named the Most Valuable Player at the Bulldog Classic leading Lane to wins over Everett, Highline, and Umpqua.
Snook completed the Bulldog Classic with 77 points, 18 assists, and 17 rebounds over the course of three games. She opened the Classic with 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists vs. Everett then followed-up with a 34-point, 7-rebound, and 6-assist performance vs. Highline.
In the final game of the Classic, Snook scored 25 points, to go along with 3 rebounds, and 7 assists in Lane’s win over Umpqua.
The Roseburg, Oregon native is third in NWAACC scoring, averaging 20.29 points-per-game over 7 games this season. She is also 12th overall in assists with 3.9 APG.
Also nominated: Brooke Bowen, Clark; Aminata Cole, Southwestern Oregon; Kyla Siri, Southwestern Oregon
Snook leads Lane women to Bulldog Classic title
BELLVUE, Wash. — Shelby Snook had 25 points, seven assists and five rebounds to lead Lane Community College to a 90-73 women’s basketball victory over Umpqua in the championship game of the Bulldog Classic on Sunday.
Niki Duncan also had 24 points for the Titans (6-1) and made eight of her 13 attempts from the three-point line. Gabby Heehn added 14 points for Lane.
Snook leads Lane into championship game
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Shelby Snook scored 34 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out six assists to lead the Lane Community College women’s basketball team to an 80-70 overtime victory against Highline in the semifinals of the Bulldog Classic on Saturday.
Marikah Wright added 13 points and Gabby Heehn had 10 for the Titans (5-1), who will face Umpqua in today’s 3 p.m. championship game. Jada Piper led Highline with 14 points and Allie Weathersby chipped in 13 for the Thunderbirds, who were outscored 12-2 in the overtime period.
Titans win opener in Bellevue tourney
BELLEVUE, Wash. — All five Lane starters scored in double figures to lead the Titans to a 90-71 women’s basketball victory over Everett Community College at the Bulldog Classic on Friday.
Gabby Heehn led the way with 19 points, and Shelby Snook added 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Lane. Niki Duncan had 13 points, Tori Mahaffie had 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds, and Marikah Wright added 10 points.
The Titans (4-1) will play Highline at 5 p.m. today in the semifinals.
EVERETT, Wash. — Shelby Snook scored 29 points and Gabby Heehn added 19 to lead Lane Community College to a 108-69 women’s basketball victory over Peninsula College for the consolation championship of the Everett Classic on Sunday.
Niki Duncan also had 18 points for the Titans (3-1). Marikah Wright added a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Carmen Wright had 11 points and eight rebounds.
Tori Mahaffie was named to the all-tournament team for Lane, which plays next on Dec. 5 against Everett in the first round of the Bellevue Bulldog Classic.
EVERETT, Wash. — Airashay Rogers scored 22 points and Tayler Flemming added 15 to lead Bellevue to a 72-58 women’s basketball victory over Lane Community College in the quarterfinals of the Everett Tipoff Tournament on Friday.
Gabby Heehn led the Titans (1-1) with 15 points, and Marikah Wright had a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Lane will play Norhwest Indian College at 2 p.m. today in the consolation bracket of the eight-team tournament.
Lane women's basketball team opened their 2013-2014 season Sunday afternoon with a 110-88 win over a pesky Alumni team. The Titans broke the century mark with seven players in double figures including six freshman.
Erica Cogburn, a freshman from Thurston High led the Titan scorers with 22 points and 6 rebounds, including 2-for-2 from the three point line and 8-for-9 from the free throw line. The Titans shot 45% from the three point line making thirteen long range shots on the day. Sophomore Tori Mahaffie was next on the scoring list with 15 points as was freshman Shelby Snook from Roseburg High. Marikah Wright, freshman from Washington's Newport High, had 13 pts and a team leading 8 rebounds. Gabby Heehn, a freshman from Hermiston High knocked down four three's for 12 points, Jacia Jointer, freshman from Portland's Parkrose High had 11 points and Springfield's freshman Niki Duncan rounded out the double figure scorers with 10 points.
Sarah Whitfield, who finished her collegiate career at Division I Florida Gulf Coast University led all scorers with 34 points and a game high 9 rebounds. Other Alumni included in double figures were Kailee Short (Southern Oregon Univ.) with 16 points. Kourtney Parks (Seattle Univ.) finished out the double scorers with 13 pts.
The Alumni hung tough with Titans and held a four point lead with nine minutes to go in the first half. Titans fought back with full court pressure and built a seven point halftime lead at 46-39. The Titans fired out the block in the second half and built a double digit lead with 15 minutes to go in the game. The Titans continued to run and stretch the lead to until building a twenty point lead with two minutes to go.
The Titans continue their season next Thursday in a tournament at Everett Community College when they take on Bellevue College at 2:00pm.
Wilcox grabs CCAA Player of the Week acclaim after upset
WALNUT CREEK – A big upset will have its stars during the course of action and the Humboldt State star which shown brightest picked up an award announced on Tuesday afternoon.
After helping the Lumberjacks score a 77-68 overtime upset of sixth-ranked and defending West Region champion Western Washington on last Saturday night, HSU's Kersey Wilcox was named the Wilson/California Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Basketball Player of the Week.
The Jacks' newcomer fueled the strong effort and eventual victory over the nationally-rated Vikings to punctuate a 1-1 weekend over two the best squads in the NCAA Division II West Region.
Over Friday's season opener, the junior transfer contributed 13 points including seven-for-seven from the charity stripe, while handing out nine assists and pulling in three rebounds when a hard late charge fell short, 71-66, against Seattle Pacific.
The point guard followed with a remarkable second contest in a HSU uniform.
Trailing 49-39 almost 10 minutes into the second half, the court general registered 13 of the HSU's next 19 points to take the lead. Wilcox netted a total of 19 points in the second half and overtime periods including a driving layup down the left side of the lane to seal the win with 50 seconds remaining in overtime and two final free throws to end the extra period.
The Prineville, Oregon native banked in 23 points, handed out seven assists to only two turnovers with six rebounds and a steal.
For the weekend, Wilcox averaged 18.0 points with 14 of 14 from the foul line, 16 assist and nine rebounds.
HSU will return to action this Saturday and Sunday at the CCAA/PacWest Challenge. The Jacks will face the host Urban Knights starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.