SWOCC’s basketball teams both lost in Eugene on Wednesday night, with Lane beating SWOCC’s men 83-76 and the Titans beating the Laker women 87-58.
In the men’s game, SWOCC got 16 points from Skyler Bradford, 11 from Peyton Christman and 10 each from Moses Miller and James Walljasper. Bradford had a team-best eight rebounds.
The Lakers shot 37 percent overall and just 24 percent on 3-pointers. They also went just 5-for-10 from the foul line.
“For whatever reason, tonight, we did not have a good shooting night,” SWOCC coach Trevor Hoppe said. “Road games in February are tough, and we did battle, but when the shots aren’t falling it’s tough to muster up the defensive stops.”
Keiron Goodwin had 25 points and Kylor Kelley 19 for the Titans.
“Everyone was frustrated tonight,” Hoppe said. “We are trying to get over the frustration and use that as a learning experience and hope that we can get through this because there is still a lot left in the Southern Region.”
The Lakers and Titans both now are 4-6, along with Mount Hood. They all are two games behind Umpqua and Linn-Benton, who are tied for third. The top four teams advance to the NWAC tournament.
SWOCC’s women fell behind 28-12 through one quarter and never recovered.
“The first quarter they make 12 shots on 23 attempts and we take a total of 12 shots,” SWOCC coach Jeff Johnson said. “We’ve got to get a better job of limiting teams their amount of shots and getting more shots for us and part of that is starting with the turnovers and rebounding.
“We’ve got to figure that out before our game at Mount Hood this weekend.”
Lane shot 48 percent from the floor with strong sharing of the basketball, finishing with 29 assists on 35 baskets. The Titans made 11 of 26 3-pointers, had a 35-26 rebounding edge and force 26 turnovers by the Lakers.
Madison Bell had 19 points and Jessica Matheson 16 for the Lakers. Sarah Hall had 17, Megan Still 16 and Rachel Fielder 13 for the Titans.
SWOCC’s teams are back on the road Saturday, in Gresham to face Mount Hood.