(February 11, 2015)
The Lady Saints picked up two wins last week including their first Southern Region win in three years. The Lady Saints started their current win streak with a 66-58 victory over Multnomah University last Wednesday night. Delanee Martin (14 points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists) and Marley Yates (14 points, six rebounds and three assists) led the Lady Saints to victory. Lacey Weddle (12 points, three rebounds, and six assists) and Madison Weaver (10 points, nine rebounds, and four steals) also had strong games for the Lady Saints.
On Saturday against Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC), Jessie Morris was on fire as she hit seven three pointers in leading the Lady Saints to a 64-62 victory over the Lakers. While Morris was hitting from all over the court, Yates was cleaning up the glass as she grabbed 18 rebounds. Yates also added 11 points, three blocks and three steals and despite this impressive stat line, her biggest contributions were in her hustle and all-out-effort . Lacey Updike had a good game as well hitting for nine points and grabbing five rebounds .
The Lady Saints will face the Chemeketa Storm on Wednesday night in Salem and will return home on Saturday to face the Lane Titans at 2:00 p.m.
Our Saints men’s basketball team also picked up a victory against SWOCC with a 90-70 win and taking revenge on the Lakers from an earlier loss this season. In a total team effort, the Saints used a balance scoring attack led by Oleg Marandyuk (24 points), Jamal Muhammad (20 points), Kody Kennedy (18 points) and Sterling Anderson (18 points). However, the most impressive stat line arguably came from point guard, Kylelle Brown who finished with eight points, nine rebounds, five steals and 15 assists.
The Saints will face the region leading Storm on Wednesday in Salem. The Saints lost a heart breaker earlier in the season to the Storm in overtime and will look to get the win this time around. The Saints will return home on Saturday to face the Lane Titans at 4:00 p.m.