Raiders Unable to Secure Second Place in Loss to Oregon Tech

SOU Womans Basketball. (The Siskiyou/Kelsi Fasano)

SOU Womans Basketball. (The Siskiyou/Kelsi Fasano)

The Southern Oregon University women’s basketball team showed promise into the first half of the Cascade College Conference tie-breaking game for second place at Danny Miles Court on Saturday, but couldn’t keep the momentum going.

The Oregon Tech Owls (23-5 overall, 11-5 Cascade Conference) took over second place in CCC play after an 18 all game turned into a 26-8 run at the half for the Owls, and Ashleigh Vandenbrink’s buzzer shooting three to end the first half with a score of 44-26.

“We just couldn’t find a spark throughout the game, and I think that’s what our main problem was”, said senior guard Allison Gida who led the Raiders with 11 points, and seven rebounds.

Vanderbrink had 17 points and five rebounds for the Owls coming off the bench, Karrissa Dixon had 10 points, six rebounds, and four assists, and Maria Ramirez had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Owls helping to outscore SOU 54-25.

Kristen Schoenherr, Ashley Claussen, Carly Meister, Brenna Anderson, Kristin Smeaton, and Tiani Bradford each tallied six points; Bradford also set a personal game high for rebounds with nine, six coming offensively.

Making half as many from the field, 15-59, the Raiders fell to the Owls with the final score being 87-54.

The Raiders, (21-7 overall, 10-6 Cascade Conference) are now tied in fourth place in CCC with Northwest University but will have a tiebreaker thanks to a season sweep and will be hosting the quarterfinal round of the conference tournament.

The Raiders will travel to Warner Pacific and Concordia this weekend, both games are scheduled for tip off at 5:30 P.M.

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