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SALEM — The Linn-Benton Community College men's basketball team held on for an 87-85 NWAC South Division win at Chemeketa on Saturday.

The Roadrunners (18-8, 8-5) led by 10 with about three minutes to go but turned the ball over four times and nearly lost the lead when Chemeketa missed a shot to tie the game at the buzzer.

"We didn't take care of the ball, but we held on," coach Everett Hartman said.

Taylor Jensen led LBCC with 25 points and 10 rebounds and Chris Morsa had 12 points and four assists.

The Roadrunners got 42 points from their bench and hit seven of 16 3-pointers to overcome a vast deficit at the free-throw line.

LBCC plays at Lane Community College on Wednesday.


SALEM — Madeline Oakden scored 21 points but the Linn-Benton women’s basketball team couldn’t recover from an early deficit and dropped a 72-60 NWAC South Division game at Chemeketa.

The Roadrunners, who are undermanned and played without starting guard Kelsey Henry, fell behind 25-13 after one quarter.

Megan Schiavone added 11 points and Kelsey Wells nine for the Roadrunners (9-16, 4-9), who are at lane on Wednesday.


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