Never too much of a good thing

02/11/2010 11:37

Home game streak extends to 76

Mike Partee

Susan Smith #13 attempts a two pointer during Saturdays' win over Linn-Benton. The Lady Titans' solid defense allowed just 51 points from there opponent.
Media Credit: Javier Magallanes
Susan Smith #13 attempts a two pointer during Saturdays' win over Linn-Benton. The Lady Titans' solid defense allowed just 51 points from there opponent.
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In the latest installment of Titan basketball, the women faced off against Linn-Benton at home and proved once again why they are the number one team in the Northwestern Athletic Association of Community Colleges' south division with a final score of 82-51.

The game wasn't all easy though. The Titans got a comfortable lead in the first half and brought out their reserves for some time on the court.

With the start of the second half, the LBCC Roadrunners took the court and caught LCC by surprise.

"We played hard from the start," sophomore forward Theresa Brown said. "It's hard to get your second wind, though, when you've played hard, got a break and then been forced to play hard again."

Like the Titans' own colossus, Brown showed her power by dominating the stat book with 17 points scored and 13 rebounds. Brown is currently number one on the NWAACC leader boards for rebounds with 199 total rebounds and is in the top 20 for scoring with 285 points.

The Titans shook off their sluggishness and regained control of the game to keep the win streak going.

MaKenzie Ficek played a solid game and scored 10 points for LCC . She was off her normal routine and only got one steal from the Roadrunners. "It's getting harder to steal the ball now," Ficek said. "I think they have learned to keep an eye out for me now."

The freshman guard is one of two LCC players on the NWAACC leader boards for assists. The other is freshman point guard Susan Smith who is placed in the top ten.

The Titans' next chance to defend their record at home comes from the Lakers of Southwestern Oregon Community College Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. in the Building 5 gymnasium.