Women’s Basketball Defeats Chemeketa To Snap Four-Game Losing Streak

LBCC was finally able to snap their four game losing streak on Jan. 26 against the Chemeketa Storm (9-9 Overall, 4-3 Conference), securing the win 72-61. The Roadrunners had previously struggled in those past four losses, losing by more than 10 in each contest. Despite this, LBCC was able to stay competitive for three quarters before lighting it up in the fourth and outsourcing the storm 25-10. The good play down the stretch and their ability to outwork the opponent were much needed for the team.

“Our focus has been on improving daily and just getting a little bit better every time we hit the floor. I was really proud of our girls on Saturday as I thought our bench gave us great energy the entire game, said Head Coach Jerod Gibson.

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The Roadrunners had plenty of explosion on offense, and a big help came from Guard Kali Frieze, who scored 20 points on the night. Her ability to get to the foul line and be consistent gave a huge boost as she scored a perfect 11-11 on free throws. Madeline Oakden and Ashlie Collins added to the offense as well, scoring 13 points each. The home crowd played a factor in the win, giving the Storm troubles at the line, shooting under 50%.

Next up for the Roadrunners is the SW Oregon Raccoons (6-12, 1-6) who have had an uphill climb for most of the year. Nonetheless, they cannot be treated any different than any other opponent the Roadrunners have faced this season.

“SWOCC is a very good opponent. We are looking forward to the challenge as they pose some matchup problems for us with their overall size and physicality. We play them on the road as well, and any game is tough away from home,” said Coach Gibson.

SW Oregon has lost a handful of games on the year, but their margin of loss hasn’t been by much in many of those contests. LBCC plans on sticking to the game plan and garnering the results.

“We really try and focus on what’s right in front of us. We will go about our daily schedule as we have all year. We will spend time working on areas that we need to improve on, and we will prep for SWOCC and Clark during the week,” said Coach Gibson.

“Our focus all year has been to take it one game at a time, one day at a time, and work towards getting a little better. Hopefully we will be playing our best basketball a month from now.”

Story and Photos by Cam Hanson

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