The Mt. Hood CC mens team connects on better than 60 percent of its shots to beat the Titans 84-72
The Mt. Hood CC mens basketball team relied on accurate scoring to pick up a key 84-72 win over the visiting Lane Titans on Saturday night.
The Saints stayed hot all night, finishing the game 24 of 39 (.615) from the field. Despite the torrid shooting, too many first-half turnovers left Mt. Hood trailing by five heading into the locker room. Lane put up 12 more shots than the Saints over the first 20 minutes.
Mt. Hood CC cleaned up its play after the break and rushed the basket coming up one hoop short of 50 points in the second half.
Blake Updike led the attack with 24 points, including 4 of 7 (.571) shooting from beyond the arc, while also missing just once in 11 tries at the free-throw line.
The win puts Mt. Hood (8-12) into a tie with Portland CC for the South Region's final playoff spot and brings them within a single game of Lane and SW Oregon in the race for second place.
The Mt. Hood womens team got whalloped 83-39 to open the night, falling behind by 31 points by the half. Lane held a 27-0 edge in second-chance points after out rebounding the Saints by 34.
Mt. Hoods Sadie Jenks and Kirsten Shockman knocked down three 3s apiece to share the scoring lead with nine points.