Titans trump Riverhawks

01/20/2011 12:53

Men tied for third in NWAACC Southern Region

Warren Hollinshead - THE TORCH

Issue date: 1/20/11 Section: Sports
 

With a two-game winning streak behind them, the Titans made a statement in a 90-67 victory against the Umpqua Riverhawks earning LCC its third win in a row and first winning record of the season.

"We showed up ready to roll," head coach Bruce Chavka said.

And roll they did.

Sophomore forward Kyle Warner lead the way for the Titans with a triple-double amassing 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

Sophomore Mat Delaunay ended the night with a game-high 17 points and three rebounds.

The Titans played soundly as a team on both ends of the court, dominating the Riverhawks from start to finish.

"I'm feeling great," Warner said after the game. "We played great defense, played as a great team."

This is the basketball that coach Chavka has been hoping to see all year. The inspiration and drive were there for the team, but the production was not happening as much as he wanted.

"It's nice to have it figured out during league play," Chavka said.

With the winning streak going, the Titans have pulled up to a tie for third place in the Southern Region and are now contenders for the top spot.

"I'm feeling good right now," Delauney said with a big smile on his face, "The team effort is what's winning games."

With four players in double-digits, and with the team out rebounding the Riverhawks 46-35, LCC put together a complete victory.

As of last week, Breazell was expected to miss 5-7 weeks with an ankle and foot injury, but he was able to return in just two weeks.

"It's good to have him back," Chavka said. "He is the only guy for fast break. Without him we turn into a grind it out team."

The fast break is something that Chavka has missed in his lineup and something that he would love to have back.

Next, the Titans take on Southwestern Oregon in Coos Bay Jan. 22 at 6 p.m.