Lady Titans Finish Preseason Undefeated; Win Fourth Tournament Championship
Jordan Kimbrough (so.) recorded her eighth double-double of the season leading the Titans to a 74-56 win over Wenatchee Valley to claim the championship of the Chemeketa Holiday tournament Wednesday afternoon.
Kimbrough scored 18 pts and pulled down 15 rebounds in the win. Point guard Shelby Snook (so.) scored 17 points and dished out 8 assists in the contest and earned Tournament MVP honors for Lane. Bre DuBois (so.) scored 9 points in the championship and earned All-tournament honors for her outstanding play throughout the tournament. Mallory Shields (fr.) scored 15 points in the final for the Titans.
In the semi-final: Snook came close to a triple-double scoring 24 points, recording 9 assists and pulling down 7 boards in the record-breaking 121-100 win over Columbia Basin College. The Titans scored a school record 79 second half points in the win. Five other players finished in double figures for the Lane. Dubois scored 21 pts and ripped down 9 rebounds, Shields scored 19 pts, shooting 5-for-8 from the 3 pt line, Jordan Rodriguez (fr.) 17 pts including 4-for-4 from the 3 pt line. Gabby Heehn (so.) scored 14 points and Kimbrough scored 11 pts and pulled down 11 caroms in the win.
The game believed to be the highest scoring women's game in Lane history included some remarkable shooting. The Titans shot 23-for-24 from the free throw line (95.8 %) and 16-for-29 from the three point line (55.2%).
In the opening game: Heehn led a three point onslaught against Everett Community College, scoring 23 points, 7-for-11 from the three point line, as the Titans defeated the Trojans 103-68. Lane shot 57% from behind the arc hitting 17-for-30 from long range in the win.
DuBois scored 20 points for Lane, Snook had 12 points and 14 assists, Shields had 15 points going 3-for-6 from three point range. Kimbrough had a game high 12 rebounds in the quarterfinal win.
Preseason notes: The Titans finished the preseason undefeated (13-0) for the first time since the NWAC championship season of 2012-2013. Lane leads the NWAC in scoring at 92.15 points per game, three point shooting 40% and margin of victory 30 points.
Lane opens Southern region play this Saturday at 2pm vs. Clark College (Vancouver, WA), then return home January 9th for their first home league game of the season vs. Clackamas Community College at 2pm.