Men's Basketball Adds Nine Players To 2018-19 Roster
To say that first year head coach Joe White has hit the recruiting trail running would be a vast understatement. It’s been more like a full on sprint. To date, nine players have been added to the 2018-19 roster which only had three guys returning from the 2017-18 roster. The three returners are Jesse Hubbe, Gabe Sorber, and Mike Swadberg.
Creating a winning culture begins with “high character players who are dedicated to the process both academically and athletically and guys that all share the same vision”, says White.
Joining the Titan family for the 2018-19 season:
Lezjon Bonds – 6-1 Guard from Lincoln High School in Tacoma, WA
As a senior named to the 3A Pierce County All-Second Team. Helped the team win its sixth straight league title and finish 3rd in the state of Washington at the 3A level.
Tashon Brown – 6-0 Guard from Curtis High School in Tacoma, WA
Transferred from Lincoln HS (where he played with fellow recruit Lezjon Bonds) to Curtis HS for his senior season. Helped lead Curtis HS team to a 4th place finish in the state of Washington at the 4A level.
Josh Erickson – 6-7 Forward from Enumclaw High School in Enumclaw, WA
Played the 2016-17 season at Big Bend Community College. Spent the 2017-18 season as a redshirt at NCAA D1 Idaho State. Earned first team all-league honors as a senior in high school.
Will Graves – 6-5 Wing from South Eugene High School in Eugene, OR
As a senior named to the 6A Southwestern Conference Second team.
Trey Lopez – 6-0 Guard from Mazama High School in Klamath Falls, OR
As a junior named to the Skyline Conference First Team in both basketball and football and to the All-Defensive Team (Basketball). As a senior he earned first team all-league honors and was named to the 4A All-State Second Team.
Cody Mathis – 6-9 Forward/Center from San Marcos High School in San Diego, CA
As a senior helped lead San Marcos to their first ever CIF SS Division Title. Named to the Honorable Mention all-San Diego team as a senior.
Aundree Polk – 6-4 Guard from Lake Oswego, OR
As a senior at Lakeridge HS was named 6A Three Rivers League Honorable Mention. Comes to Lane from Dohn Prep in Cincinnati, Ohio where he played and spent his post grad year.
Jake Willemsen – 6-3 Wing from South Delta Secondary in Delta, British Columbia
Was selected to participate on the 2017 U17 Canadian Summer Games Team. Named to the 4A B.C. HS All-Star team as a senior.
Lucas Wilson – 6-4 Wing/Forward from Churchill High School in Eugene, OR
As a senior at Churchill was named 2016-17 5A All-State Player of the Year. Two-time Midwestern League Co-Player of the year (2016 & 2017). 2017 Register Guard Co-Male Athlete of the year. Helped the team win the Midwestern league title and finish 2nd in the state of Oregon at the 5A level.
Lane basketball falls to Umpqua, 78-71
Umpqua used a 52-33 rebounding advantage Wednesday to run past Lane, 78-71, in a NWAC South Region men’s basketball game at Lane.
Keiron Goodwin scored 20 points for Lane (12-15, 4-11 South Region).
Kylor Kelley also scored 14 points and had five blocks for the Titans, and Patrick Goodard added 13.
Ethan Betts led a balanced Umpqua (17-11, 8-7) scoring attack with 16 points. Jordan Lehrer scored 15 points.
Lane men no match for Portland
PORTLAND — Keiron Goodwin had 31 points and nine rebounds for Lane Community College in a 107-76 men’s basketball loss to Portland on Saturday.
Gabe Garrett led the South Region-leading Panthers (23-5, 12-3) with 27 points and 12 rebounds, and Cameron Retherford had 18 points and eight rebounds.
Keaton McKay also scored 15 for the Titans (12-14, 4-10) and Gabe Sorber scored 14.
Storm deal blow to Lane playoff hopes
SALEM — Zac Schmerber scored 20 points and Jack Frazier added 18 to lead Chemeketa to a 95-79 victory over Lane in an NWAC Southern Region men’s basketball game on Saturday, dealing the Titans playoff hopes a big blow.
Tre’Var Holland scored 19 points and Keiron Goodwin added 18 for the Titans (12-11, 4-7), who are two games behind Linn-Benton for the fourth and final Southern Region bid to the NWAC tournament with five games remaining, including one against each of the top four teams in the region.
Keaton McKay added 15 points for Lane and Kylor Kelley had 12. Tayler Marteliz had nine points and 11 rebounds.
Stepan Zavydovskyy scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Storm (14-8, 5-5), who outrebounded the Titans 53-39 and had 20 more shots from the field.