Lane falls in NWAC tourney opener

03/06/2016 10:53

DES MOINES, Wash. — Coby Myles and Jamie Orme scored 21 points apiece, and Highline held on to beat Lane 72-70 in a first-round NWAC men’s basketball playoff game on Saturday night.

Orme also had 13 rebounds for the Thunderbirds (22-9), who shot 53 percent from the field in the second half to earn a berth in the NWAC quarterfinals against Big Bend on Friday in Everett, Wash.

Usama Zaid led Lane (23-8) with 18 points and nine rebounds.