Ladies sweep weekend series

02/14/2011 22:04

Titans remain No. 2 in southern region

Alan K. Fox

Issue date: 2/14/11 Section: Sports
 
Kristen Huff fights for a rebound on the offensive glass against MT. Hood on Feb. 12
Media Credit: Alan K. Fox
Kristen Huff fights for a rebound on the offensive glass against MT. Hood on Feb. 12

Over the weekend the Lady Titans were able to sweep back-to-back games against Southern Region rivals in Portland and at home, winning both games by a total of 78 points.

The women took on the Portland Panthers on the road Feb. 11 and hosted Mt. Hood the following day.

The Lady Titans (18-4, 8-2 Southern Region) finished the game against the Panthers up by 45 with the final score being 101-56. Portland has yet to win a game in league play.

Sophomore forward Kristen Huff dominated the inside and finished the game with 23 points, 21 rebounds and three blocked shots. Her 21 rebounds were just five off of the LCC team record.

Sophomore guard Brittany May, who finished the game with 15 points, set the school record for three-pointers in a season.

LCC jumped out to an early lead in the first half with its 57 percent shooting, while the Panthers finished the half with a tough 29 percent from the field.

The Panthers once again struggled to stop the Lady Titans shooting in the second half. LCC finished the game shooting 53 percent from the field, including 50 percent from behind the three-point arch.

Sophomore guard MaKenzie Ficek finished the game with 21 points and shot five-for-eight from the three-point range.

The following night inside Titan Colosseum, the Lady Titans played host to Mt. Hood and continued hot play with an 80-47 win over the Saints.

The Lady Titans finished the game with five players in double-figures and were led by sophomore forward Ashley Smith, who finished with a double-double with her 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Sophomore guard Brittany May finished the game owning the school record for three-pointers in a career, making her the best in Lady Titan basketball history.

The first half of the game was a back-and-forth game for most of the first 20 minutes, but the Lady Titans entered the half with a 36-22 lead.

"I feel that the girls came out a little flat," head coach Greg Sheley said. "I think it could have been a product off the back-and-back games, but I hope not since we will have a lot of back-to-backs in the tournament."

In the second half, LCC seemed to start to its groove on the defensive end and were able to start to pull away from the Saints.

Huff, who finished the first half with only two points, was able to get another 16 in by game's end in addition to seven rebounds.

The Lady Titans return home Feb. 16 when they play host to Southwestern Oregon. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.