Lane moves to tourney semifinal

12/08/2012 09:50

Tyler Coleman helps the Titan men hold off the Linfield JV

Published: December 8, 2012 12:00AM, Today

Tyler Coleman scored 26 points, and Lane Community College rallied in the second half to beat the Linfield JV 81-77 in the first round of the Dale J. Bates men’s basketball tournament at Lane’s gym on Friday night.

The Titans (6-1) also got 15 points from Levi Strandberg and will play Portland CC at 6 p.m. today in a semifinal. Southwestern Oregon will play Spokane in the other semifinals at 4 p.m.

Alex MacNeil and Tyree Newman added nine points apiece for Lane. Brett Cauchi led Linfield with 17 points and Jake Hillier added 14.

Also Friday, Portland CC defeated Redwoods 73-56, Spokane beat Umpqua 86-68 and Southwestern Oregon defeated Pierce 86-83.