College basketball’s longest current home winning streak — among men’s and women’s teams, whether at four-year schools or junior colleges — is no more.
The Clackamas women made sure of that on Saturday, snapping Lane Community College’s ride at 83 games with a 68-65 victory on the Titans’ floor, where no opponent had won in more than eight seasons.
Miranda Martine scored 23 points for the Cougars (16-2), who now lead the NWAACC South Region at 6-1, and Shayla Ball added 16 points and 13 rebounds. Sam McCloud also had 17 points as Clackamas got all its scoring from its starting five.
Ashley Smith led Lane with 22 points and 24 rebounds, and Kristen Huff added 18 points and 14 rebounds. The Titans (15-4) fell to second in the South Region at 5-2.
Only two of the game’s 133 points were scored by a reserve. Lane opened a 32-19 lead before settling for a 34-30 edge at the half.
The Titans held a 60-35 rebounding edge, including 25-4 on the offensive end, but they were undone by 33 percent shooting (25-of-75) from the field and only 15.4 percent (2-of-13) from three-point range.