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Titans finish 3-0 and Titan Classic Champions

Lane women's basketball after Titan Classic win
Lane women's basketball after Titan Classic win

The Titans beat 90-52 to complete the tournament 3-0.

How it happened: 1st quarter saw both teams shoot 33.3 percent from the floor, but the Titans hit three more threes. At the 4:51 mark, Centralia's Rachel Wilkerson hit two free throws and gave the Blazers a 10-9 lead, their only lead and the only time the Titans trailed during the tournament, it lasted a total of six seconds. Megan Still led the way with eight points and Megan Fossen had four points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal. Megan Cash led the Blazers with five points.

Like the game against Blue Mountain, the 2nd quarter was when the Titans started hitting on all cylinders. The Titans forced five turnovers and committed one. Fossen had another great quarter with four points, three rebounds and two assists. Meagan Briggs, Kylie Guelsdorf and Megan Still each had five points. After two quarter the Titans had only committed three turnovers. The Blazers shot 36.4 percent from the field again and were down 47-26 at half.

Mya India Thomas made her first announcement by scoring 13 points on 5-8 shooting. As a whole the Titans shot 80 percent and scored 29 points. They held the Blazers to 12.5 percent shooting and 10 points. Guelsdorf and Emma Jones allowed the Titans to shoot so well as they combined for 11 assists.

The Blazers scored 13 of the first 17 points of the 4th quarter, and reduced their deficit to under 40. Titans would respond with seven of the last nine points and the victory. Centralia made a point to try and get their starters going, as they played all but one minute in the 4th. Despite the relatively quiet offensive quarter, the turnovers were not the problem as they committed two.

What/who stood out: The Titans had their lowest turnover total of the tournament with eight. They hit 12-28 threes, 42.9 percent, and held Centralia to a 3-24, 12.5 percent, mark. The Titans did not translate their good shooting from the floor to the line, converting on half of their 20 attempts. After three games they only shot 65.2 percent with 69 attempts. Their 67 field goal attempts was their fewest of the tournament.

Guelsdorf and Jones again chipped in across the board statistically, combining for 21 points, eight rebounds, 13 assists, five steals (all Jones's) and two blocks (all Guelsdorf's). Thomas' 19 points was a game-high and earned her a all-tournament team selection. She is now averaging 21 ppg in 22 mpg. Megan Still recieved the MVP after an 18 point, five assist, two steal and one block performance. She is 1st in rebounding, 2nd in points and steals and 3rd in assists for the Titans.

What it means: The are 3-0 and don't play for a week and a half. 12 players played and 10 of them averaged at least 10 mpg. And four players are shooting at least 40 percent from three.

What's next: The Titans host Simpson JV on Thursday November 29th at 6 p.m.