Lane men improve playoff position

02/15/2015 10:44

GRESHAM — Jarred Kelsay scored 18 points and Duce Namazi added 16 to lead Lane to an 80-72 victory over Mount Hood in an NWAC Southern Region men’s basketball game Saturday night.

The victory moved Lane (14-10) into third place in the Southern Region standings at 6-4, one game ahead of Umpqua, with four games remaining.

Tre Clark added 12 points and Dale Baker had nine points and nine rebounds for Lane, which led 46-33 at halftime and shot 50 percent from the field for the game.

Oleg Marandyuk led Mount Hood with 25 points and eight rebounds and Jamal Muhammad added 22 points.

The Titans play a pair of home games next week, facing Linn-Benton on Wednesday and Portland on Saturday.