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A strong second half propelled the Linn-Benton Community College men to a 101-94 NWAC win against Mt. Hood at LBCC.

It was a game of milestones for LBCC.

That win ensured the Roadrunners (20-8, 10-5) a spot in the NWAC tournament for the first time in seven years and the team hit 20 wins for the first time since 1979.

"So it was a historic night and a historic season," coach Everett Hartman said.

The Roadrunners outscored Mt. Hood 54-44 in the second half after trailing 50-47 at the half.

Hartman said the idea was to keep the pace moving along and wear down the opponent.

"We played 13 guys and we just kept telling our guys keep pushing the ball and attacking the basket," Hartman said.

Former West Albany player Cooper Getsfrid and Bailey Evers both had 19 points and Taylor Jensen added 18 with seven rebounds for the Roadrunners.

Adam Harvey came off the bench for 13.

Ex-Philomath player Trey Ecker had six rebounds and five points and Riley Davis, also from PHS, had two rebounds and two assists.

The Roadrunners are in second place in the South Division and have won four straight. They play at Southwest Oregon Community College on Wednesday to wrap up the regular season.

The first round of the tournament begins on March 10.

Women

The LBCC women fell to Mt. Hood 60-51 in a NWAC game at LBCC.

The Roadrunners were led by Madeline Oakden with 22 points and Kelsie Henry with 12.

LBCC falls to 9-18 overall, 4-11 in the South Division.

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