Lane Community College reached the championship game of its own Dale Bates Tournament with an 84-68 men’s basketball victory over Portland on Saturday at the LCC gym.
Tyler Coleman scored 22 points to lead the Titans (7-1), who led 44-34 at the half, and Santiago Silva and Alexander Coleman each added 11.
Marcus Bailey led the Panthers with 14 points, and Warren Edmondson had 13.
Lane will play Spokane, an 82-74 winner over Southwestern Oregon, in the championship game at 2 p.m. today.
Meeting in the third-place game at 10 a.m. today will be Pierce, a 103-67 winner over Umpqua in Saturday’s consolation semifinals, and the Linfield junior varsity, which claimed a 93-88 victory over the College of the Redwoods on Saturday.
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