Mt. Hood comes back from 18 down
NWAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Mt. Hood CC rode a series of 3-pointers from Jesse Morris to a 59-57 comeback win over Portland CC on Wednesday night the Saints' first league victory.
Mt. Hood overcame an 18-point deficit late in the third quarter to pull off the surprise, moving ahead 49-48 with less than five minutes to play. Lacey Weddle set up the chance when she came in from the blind side to block a Panthers' shot at the front of the rim. Action flowed the other way, and Madison Weaver earned her way to the free-throw line where she sank sank both attempts.
The Saints maintained a slim lead down the stretch, but had to survive a scary moment late when Portland's Angelique Williams launched a 3-pointer for the win in the final seconds. The attempt hopped on the rim four times before trickling off.
I had a panic attack watching the ball, laughed Saints' guard Jesse Morris, who finished with 14 points. It was time for the bounce to go our way that hasn't happened much this season.
Portland won the men's game 72-59.
Mt. Hood hosts Umpqua in a doubleheader Saturday with the women's game tipping off at 2 p.m.
View photos from the game at daveball.exposuremanager.com.
Look for expanded coverage from both games in our Friday, Jan. 29, print edition.