Sports News, Wednesday, Feb. 12 – #12 Owls Take Down Rival #8 Raiders

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020

At home on Danny Miles Court after falling to No. 8 ranked rival Southern Oregon (20-6, 14-4 CCC) by a single point in January, No. 12 Oregon Tech (20-6, 10-7 CCC) turned the tables at home, scoring a victory on Tuesday evening at Danny Miles Court 82-78.

A 10-3 run sent the Raiders to the lead in the first half, with Jordan Hunt and Tez Allen three-pointers contributing to the effort. Intense back-and-forth between the two teams ensued, with six ties and six lead changes in the half.
 
The Owls redeemed the half with an 11-2 comeback to take the lead, ending the period with a three-point advantage, 36-33. OIT entered the second on an 8-0 run as senior Mitchell Fink downed two long-range shots in a row, expanding their lead to 11.
 
An 11-4 run near the midpoint of the second settled things for Tech, with the Owls maintaining the lead from that point to the end of the game.
 
Fink led the Hustlin’ Owls with a game-high 26 points, nine assists, and three steals. The senior also shot 4-of-9 from behind the arc on the night. Sophomore Matt Van Tassell tallied 15 points before fouling out in the second half, and sophomore Lachlan McKimm and junior Harrison Steiger each notched 10.
 
Junior Garret Albrecht grabbed nine boards to lead Tech in the stat, but Jordan Hunt and Tate Hoffman of Southern each notched nine to lead the Raiders to a 35-33 edge overall.
 
Hoffman also led Southern Oregon in scoring, adding 22 points. Aaron Borich followed behind with 16 points and six assists, shooting 3-of-7 from long range. Brad Allen rounded off the double-digit scorers with 11 points.
 
The Owls forced 13 turnovers while only committing eight, earning a 16-8 advantage off those turnovers.
 
The Hustlin’ Owls will take on Walla Walla University this Friday and Saturday to continue their five-game homestand. The games will take place at Danny Miles Court, with Friday’s game starting at 3:00 pm and Saturday’s game starting at 9:30 pm.

Lady Owls Dropped at Home by Rival Raiders

Rivals Oregon Tech (15-11, 9-7 CCC) and Southern Oregon University (17-8, 13-5 CCC) met at Danny Miles Court on Tuesday evening for a thrilling battle that featured nine lead changes and two ties before the Raiders were able to pull ahead in the fourth with a 10-3 run to secure a 94-89 victory.

“It was a very disappointing night for the Lady Owls,” commented Head Coach Scott Meredith. “The effort was there but we had very little energy at the defensive end. We were supposed to defend the 3, but Southern hit 13 of 25 so we failed miserably there.

Some very good individual offensive performances but giving up 94 on our court is a tough one to accept. We will get after it again Friday.”
 
The Lady Owls opened up the game 6-0 in the first, holding Southern scoreless for the first four minutes of the quarter. Once the Raiders got going, however, they quickly pulled ahead with a 14-3 run led by Kami Walk.
 
The second stanza opened with back-and-forth action as defense lagged, but Tech got back on track with a 14-2 run and maintained their advantage with an 8-3 burst to end the half 43-41.
 
The Owls held the lead through the beginning of the third, but a Southern Oregon comeback effort put them back in the lead, with a long-range basket from Kalei Iwami capping a 7-0 rush and tying up the game. Back-to-back three-pointers from Dominique Harding put the team in the lead, and they held out until the end of the period.
 
The Raider’s 10-3 run early in the fourth gave them an 11-point buffer they were able to hold to the end of the game through a 9-2 Tech effort.
 
Junior Abby Kreiser scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Lady Owls. The CCC Honorable Mention also added six assists and two steals and shot 4-of-7 from long range. Freshman Makaila Napoleon followed up with 18 points and junior Amanda Constant notched another 16 points and five rebounds.
 
Harding led Southern Oregon with 19 points and three assists and was followed by Daranda Hinkey and Walk, who each scored 13. Iwami and Bryanna Raff each tallied 12, and Syd’Nee Fryer added nine points, five rebounds, and five steals to the effort.
 
Southern Oregon shot at 52% from long range on the night, sinking 13 to Tech’s seven. The Raiders also forced 19 turnovers while only committing 14 of their own, earning a slight 22-20 scoring advantage off turnovers.
 
The Owls held a 34-25 rebounding edge.
 
The Raiders took a 32-18 advantage from their bench with the help of high scoring from Iwami and Raff.
 
The Lady Owls will take on Walla Walla University this Friday and Saturday to continue their five-game homestand. The games will take place at Danny Miles Court, with Friday’s game starting at 1:00 pm and Saturday’s game starting at 7:30 pm.

Blazers take down Heat 115-109.

The Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers are two of the best three-point shooting teams in the NBA this season, with the former ranking second at 37.8 percent and the latter coming in not far behind at 37 percent, good enough to rank fifth.

Given how accurate both teams have been behind there arc this season, it’s not surprising to see how many attempts they got up Sunday night. Both the Trail Blazers and Heat took nearly half of their attempts from behind the three-point line, though Miami couldn’t find the mark when it mattered the most, with Portland coming away with a 115-109 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 19,726 at the Moda Center. The Trail Blazers are now 25-29 overall and 15-11 at home this season.

The Blazers have now won five straight games at home, a season-best, and are 7-3 over their last 10 games. The win also ends a three-game losing streak to the Heat.

Ducks Lose Lead For Oregon State Win

The second half of a road game was unkind to the UO men’s basketball team for the second game in a row Saturday when the Ducks squandered a 10-point lead and lost, 63-53, to Oregon State before a sellout crowd in Gill Coliseum.

No. 14 Oregon (18-6, 7-4 Pac-12) made its first three shots of the second half to lead 40-30. But after Chris Duarte scored to make it 42-34 with 14:50 left in the game, the Ducks missed their next 10 shots and went scoreless for a stretch of 8:44 to fall behind 44-42. The UO men briefly fought back into the lead, but after Payton Pritchard’s basket got Oregon within 52-50 late in the game, OSU finished the game on an 11-3 run. The Ducks have lost consecutive games for the first time since late November.

Boys Basketball Scores!

OSAA Boys Basketball

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
(Southern Oregon Regional Scores)

5A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

5A-2 Midwestern League:
Willamette 69, NORTH BEND 44
Crater 107, EAGLE POINT 59
Churchill 84, NORTH EUGENE 78
SPRINGFIELD 54, Thurston 52

4A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
4A-4 Sky Em League:
Elmira 60, COTTAGE GROVE 41
MARSHFIELD 53, Siuslaw 50
MARIST 77, Junction City 47
4A-5 Skyline Conference:
HIDDEN VALLEY 91, Mazama 78
PHOENIX 45, North Valley 42
Henley 40, KLAMATH UNION 35

3A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
3A-4 Mountain Valley Conference:
HARRISBURG 48, La Pine 35
Pleasant Hill 66, CRESWELL 64 (OT)
3A-5 Far West League:
St. Mary’s-Medford 82, BROOKINGS-HARBOR 73
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 82, Douglas 46
SUTHERLIN 74, South Umpqua 50

2A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
2A-3 Central Valley Conference:
REGIS 65, Lowell 41
Monroe 70, CENTRAL LINN 53
OAKLAND 75, Jefferson 60
2A-4 Sunset Conference:
Reedsport 76, WALDPORT 46
Coquille 73, GOLD BEACH 44
Toledo 62, BANDON 50
2A-5 Southern Cascade League:
Butte Falls/Crater Lake Charter Academy 71, CANYONVILLE ACADEMY 36
Lakeview at GLIDE 7:30pm
Illinois Valley 64, ROGUE RIVER 60
LOST RIVER 60, Bonanza 23

Non-League:

EAST LINN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 72, Umpqua Valley Christian 59

1A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
1A-3 Mountain West League:
CROW 62, Triangle Lake 39
SILETZ VALLEY 44, Mohawk 42

Eddyville Charter 55, MCKENZIE 37
MAPLETON 59, Alsea 24
1A-5 Mountain Valley League:
Central Christian 63, PAISLEY 43
Trinity Lutheran 68, NORTH LAKE 41
HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 70, Gilchrist 28
PROSPECT CHARTER 59, Chiloquin 58
TRIAD 76, Rogue Valley Adventist Academy 35

Girls Basketball Scores!

OSAA Girls Basketball

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
(Southern Oregon Regional Scores)

5A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
5A-2 Midwestern League:
Willamette 47, NORTH BEND 25
Thurston 49, SPRINGFIELD 34
Crater 59, EAGLE POINT 19
CHURCHILL 61, North Eugene 31

4A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
4A-4 Sky Em League:
MARSHFIELD 39, Siuslaw 34
COTTAGE GROVE 63, Elmira 24
Junction City 46, MARIST 44
4A-5 Skyline Conference:
PHOENIX 70, North Valley 46
HIDDEN VALLEY 39, Mazama 36 (OT)
Henley 59, KLAMATH UNION 52

3A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
3A-4 Mountain Valley Conference:
Pleasant Hill at CRESWELL 6:00pm
HARRISBURG 57, La Pine 39
3A-5 Far West League:
SUTHERLIN 65, South Umpqua 43
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 44, Douglas 34
BROOKINGS-HARBOR 92, St. Mary’s-Medford 46

2A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
2A-3 Central Valley Conference:
REGIS 39, Lowell 25
EAST LINN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 43, Oakridge 24
Jefferson 35, OAKLAND 31
Monroe 51, CENTRAL LINN 40 (OT)
2A-4 Sunset Conference:
WALDPORT 50, Reedsport 20
Coquille 71, GOLD BEACH 21
BANDON 49, Toledo 35

2A-5 Southern Cascade League:

Lakeview at GLIDE 6:00pm
LOST RIVER 44, Bonanza 24
ROGUE RIVER 41, Illinois Valley 29

1A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
1A-3 Mountain West League:
Triangle Lake 40, CROW 24
Mohawk 56, SILETZ VALLEY 23
MAPLETON 40, Alsea 27
Eddyville Charter 65, MCKENZIE 22
1A-5 Mountain Valley League:
NORTH LAKE 44, Trinity Lutheran 18
PAISLEY 48, Central Christian 41
HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 40, Gilchrist 33
Chiloquin 38, PROSPECT CHARTER 22
Rogue Valley Adventist Academy 37, TRIAD 22

Skyline Conference Boys Basketball Standings (As of 2/11/20)
League Overall 
W L W L

Klamath Union 4 2 14 6
Henley 4 2 14 6
Hidden Valley 4 2 12 7
Phoenix 4 2 11 8
North Valley 2 4 12 7
Mazama 0 6 5 14

Skyline Conference Girls Basketball Standings (As of 2/11/20)
League Overall 
W L W L

Hidden Valley 6 0 18 2
Henley 4 2 13 7
Mazama 4 2 10 7
Phoenix 3 3 10 8
North Valley 1 5 6 13
Klamath Union 0 6 7 1 13

OIT 92 SOU 89 men
New Orleans 138 Portland 117

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