SOU women secure home playoff game

PORTLAND — Southern Oregon clinched its first home game in the Cascade Collegiate Conference playoffs in five years with a 97-81 triumph over Warner Pacific Friday.

Eastern Oregon defeated Northwest to ensure SOU a top-four seed and a quarterfinal date Tuesday at Bob Riehm Arena. The Raiders' opponent will be determined after today's games. They could finish as high as third.

SOU (22-7, 11-6 CCC) went on a 21-11 run to take a 53-42 lead into halftime, then started the second half on a 21-2 surge to quiet the Knights (6-22, 2-15).

Allison Gida had 19 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Raiders, and Carly Meister recorded 17 points and five rebounds to lead seven players with at least seven points.

Meister had been 1-for-4 before the run but went 4-for-5 with 11 points during it.

The Raiders, who are on their way to becoming the highest-scoring team in CCC regular season history at an average of 83.8 points per game, just missed their fifth 100-point game of the season.

SOU's Ashley Claussen recorded all 13 of her points in the first half, Kristen Schoenherr had 10 and Autumn Durand contributed nine points on 4-for-4 shooting, five assists and four steals.

Men's Basketball

WARNER PACIFIC 69, SOUTHERN OREGON 54 — At Portland, 14th-ranked and cold-shooting Southern Oregon lost its fifth straight game at Warner Pacific in Cascade Collegiate Conference play.

The Raiders missed 13 of their first 14 shots, setting the tone for an abysmal 25.4-percent showing from the floor and 3-for-34 shooting from 3-point range against the Knights' zone defense. Southern Oregon entered the game ranked 11th in the NAIA and first in the CCC in 3-point shooting (38.9).

Marcus Moore scored a season-high 25 points for the Knights.

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