Rodriguez leads Lane over Umpqua
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Guard Jordan Rodriguez scored 20 points as the Lane women’s basketball team rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Umpqua 78-69 in the championship game of the Bellevue Bulldog Classic on Sunday.
Rodriguez, the tournament MVP, added six rebounds and six assists, and Sarah Hall and Sierra Carrier (North Eugene High gradiate) each had 16 points. Hall (Sheldon), who added eight rebounds and six assists, was named to the all-tournament team.
Lane (6-0) trailed 57-52 entering the fourth quarter but outscored the Riverhawks 26-12. The Titans took advantage of 18 Umpqua turnovers for 22 points and were 18 of 26 (69 percent) from the line.
The Riverhawks (5-1) were just 4 of 23 from three-point range and 7 of 12 at the line. Jordan Stotler led Umpqua with 17 points.
Late basket gives Lane lease on life
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Amber Lease stole an inbounds pass and scored a layup with 24 seconds remaining to put Lane ahead for good, and the Titans held off a comeback by Bellevue for a 67-65 victory over the Bulldogs at the Bellevue Classic women’s basketball tournament on Saturday.
Sarah Hall added a free throw with 9 seconds left for Lane, which lost an 18-point third-quarter lead.
The Titans (5-0) will face Southern Region foe Umpqua in Sunday’s tournament championship game.
Sierra Carrier led Lane, which played without Megan Shields, who suffered a knee injury on Friday, with 18 points, and Rachel Fielder added 16 points and seven rebounds. Lease and Jordan Rodriguez had nine assists apiece for the Titans, who led 38-24 at halftime.
Brenda Akoto led Bellevue with 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Melinda Akota added 15 points.
Lane women move to 4-0
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Sierra Carrier had 16 points Friday in leading the Lane women’s basketball team to a 66-46 win over Highline in the opening round of the Bellevue Bulldog Classic.
Trailing by two points after the first quarter, the Titans (4-0) broke the game open with a 28-12 second-quarter for a 41-27 halftime advantage.
Kiana Heehn had 12 points and Rachel Fielder added 11 for Lane, which will play Bellevue at 7 p.m. in Saturday’s semifinals.
Highline’s Theyoung Puoy led all scorers with 18 points.
Lane rolls to Titan title
Six players scored in double figures to lead the Lane women’s basketball team to a 93-80 victory over Colorado Northwestern in the championship game of the Titan Classic on Sunday.
Rachel Fielder and Sierra Carrier each scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Titans (3-0). Lane led 49-44 at halftime before breaking the game open in the third quarter when it outscored the Spartans 24-18 to lead 73-62.
Mallory Shields scored 14 points, Jordan Rodriquez had 13 and Amber Lease and Sarah Hall each added 10. Lease also had five steals and nine assists.
Carrier, who was a standout at North Eugene, was named the tournament MVP and Rodriquez was also picked for the all-tournament team.
Shelby Harvey had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans.