Titans No. 2 in Southern Region

02/03/2011 22:13

Allen breaks back and forth to put men ahead in second half

Warren Hollinshead

Issue date: 2/3/11 Section: Sports
 
Darrell Breazell drives the lane following a Cougars turnover during a home game Jan. 29.  The Titans went on to win 67-61.
Media Credit: Eugene Johnson
Darrell Breazell drives the lane following a Cougars turnover during a home game Jan. 29. The Titans went on to win 67-61.

After defeating the Clackamas Cougars Jan. 29, the Titans have moved into a three-way tie for second place in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges' southern region. The men fought through seven lead changes and multiple ties to overcome the Cougars 67-61 at home Jan. 29.

The Titans (10-8, 5-2 Southern Region) moved up to second in the southern region standings and share the rank with Clackamas (11-7, 5-2) and Linn-Benton. The loss allowed Chemeketa to take first in the division above the Cougars.

Kyle Warner led the way for LCC in scoring with 17 points and Matt Juillerat finished the game with 13.

The Titans controlled the game in every category other than rebounds, in which the Cougars had a 38-26 edge.

"We played with passion and emotion," head coach Bruce Chavka said.

The game opened with a strong push by the Titans to create a 21-9 lead. Throughout the run, LCC dominated on both the defensive and offensive ends of the court.

The Titans held the lead for the whole first half until Nate Kleinholtz, a freshman guard for the Cougars, hit his only shot of the game, which tied the game 32-32.

The second half was a back-and-forth struggle between the teams and stayed the same until Robby Allen put the Titans up for good with a jump shot putting LCC ahead 62-61.

"I'm feeling good," Allen said about his recent performance. "That's the team we got to beat."

The Titans traveled north to play Chemeketa in Salem Jan. 28. The men's four-game winning streak ended there with a loss of 87-80.

Mat Delaunay led the way for the Titans and continued to stay on his hot-streak. He finished the game with 26 points. Warner added 17 points and seven rebounds for in Salem.

The Titans play Linn-Benton in Albany Feb. 5. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.