Hot-Shooting Corban Takes Down Raiders 91-78

Corban shot 68 percent in the first half as the Warriors built a 16-point halftime lead en route to a 91-78 win over Southern Oregon in Cascade Collegiate Conference men’s basketball action Friday night at C.E. Jeffers Sports Center.

Southern Oregon falls to 16-12 overall and 9-8 in conference play while Corban improves to 17-12 and 9-8 in the CCC. The Raiders close out the 2011-12 regular season tomorrow night with a game against Northwest Christian in Eugene.

Kyle Tedder scored 18 points and made four three-pointers to lead the Raiders. Terriel ThomasTaylor Roos and Eric Thompson each scored 11 points and Jordan Highland added 10 in the loss.

Jordan Carter scored a game-high 35 points on 9-of-15 shooting, including 5-of-8 from three-point range and 12-of-13 at the free throw line. Erik Cronrath tallied 20 points and Jacob Kopra added 15 for the Warriors in the win.

Corban connected on 17 of 25 shot attempts in the opening half, including five of nine from beyond the arc in building a 48-32 halftime lead. Southern Oregon held a brief 5-3 lead following a pair of Tedder free throws, but Corban used a 25-11 run to take a 12-point lead following Cronrath’s jumper with 8:33 in the half. The Warriors scored the final six points of the half to earn the 16-point advantage at the break.

Southern Oregon scored the first nine points of the second half to pull within seven points, but Carter made a three-pointer to end the SOU run and spark an 11-1 Corban streak that put the Warriors back up by 17 points. They pushed their lead to as many as 24 points with 7:30 to play before a Thomas layup sparked a furious SOU rally that brought the Raiders back to within single-digits when a Dex Daum three-pointer made it 87-78 in the final minute.

Corban made all four of its free throw attempts down the stretch to clinch the win. The Warriors finished the game with a 55.3 percent (26-of-47) shooting mark, including 9-of-19 from three-point range. The Warriors picked up 15 more points than SOU at the charity stripe, connecting on 30 of their 35 attempts compared to the Raiders’ 15-of-19 mark at the line.

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