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Chemeketa puts up a fight against Lane

Chemeketa Storm starters challenge the dominant Lane Titans.

Lane played against Chemeketa early in January where they won 76–49. However, in the most recent meeting Chemeketa had decided not to give an easy win to the Titans. The game started off with Chemeketa winning tip-off and making a quick three-pointer. The start of the game seemed to be off to a good start for the Storm. The first quarter ended with a Chemeketa lead 23–18. The second quarter the Titans came out running. They quickly took the lead, before going on a 15–2 run bringing them a dominant lead of 40–27 at half.

The game seemed a little grim for the Storm. Chemeketa was able to score quickly after half and bring the lead down a little. However only two minutes into the third quarter there was a technical called on the Titans, giving Chemeketa two free throws and possession. At 3:47 of the third quarter Chemeketa tied up the game, they had an impressive 13–0 run. Right before the end of the third quarter number 2 on Chemeketa, Kailin Hoylman and number 23 on Lane, Mya India Thomas, both got a technical foul after a jump ball on a drive by Thomas.

At the start of the fourth quarter, Lane had the lead again 47–46. Two minutes in the Titans had an eight-point lead over Chemeketa. Chemeketa closed the gap to a one-point deficit 61–60. Lane had possession with 8.2 seconds to remaining, Chemeketa’s coach wanted them to foul to stop the clock, number 3 Majestic Moler, was called for a flagrant foul giving Lane two free throws making the lead 66–64. The game ended with Lane winning 68–64.

Chemeketa shot 50 percent from beyond the arc while only shooting 38.3 percent overall.

Lane shot only 24.1 percent of three-pointers but had a higher overall of 42.4 percent. Lane dominated rebounds, with 41 to Chemeketa’s 29.

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