Late layup leads Umpqua past Lane
Sawyer Kluge’s game-winning layup with 1.9 seconds remaining capped a second-half Umpqua comeback for a 65-63 victory over Lane in a Northwest Athletic Association women’s basketball game Wednesday at LCC.
The NWAC South Region-leading Riverhawks, who trailed by as many as 14 points, shot a meager 20 percent from the field in the first half as Lane built a 29-23 lead at the break. But Umpqua found its touch after halftime, hitting 14 for 29 from the field as it outscored the Titans 42-34 in the second half for its 10th straight victory.
Kluge scored 18 points to lead Umpqua (21-2, 8-0 NWAC South Region), while Ashli Payne finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
Jordan Kimbrough paced Lane (18-7, 4-4) with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Maddie Kiplinger added 13 points and Marikah Wright finished with 10 points and seven rebounds for the Titans. Lane also struggled with its shooting all night, and finished the game 32.8 percent from the field.