ASHLAND — Senior forward Ariel Augustine scored a career-high 25 points and had a big hand in a first-half downpour from downtown as Southern Oregon’s women’s basketball team eased to a 73-49 win over Walla Walla (Wash.) Friday afternoon at Lithia Motors Pavilion.
The 18th-ranked Raiders (9-4 overall, 5-2 Cascade Conference) combined for 11 3-pointers in the first and second quarters, their highest total in a single half in at least a decade. Augustine hit three of them and finished 10-of-17 from the field with seven rebounds.
The Raiders hit 11-of-23 from deep before halftime, going up 30-10 after a quarter, and went 12-of-36 for the game. Junior point guard Daranda Hinkey accounted for two 3-pointers and recorded 11 points and three assists.
The Wolves (2-14, 1-6) stayed winless in eight all-time meetings with SOU. The teams will run it back at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Playing with a short-handed bench, the Raiders got eight points, seven rebounds and four assists out of freshman Dominique Harding in a spot start. Danasia Allison scored eight and Mallory Heard had a pair of 3-pointers with six boards, marking season-highs for both freshmen.
Delaney Sparling (6 points, 5 assists) was the fourth Raider with multiple triples. Destinee Jones added 10 rebounds and three steals and Kenadee Honaker compiled five points, eight boards and four steals.
The Raiders went 28-of-71 overall, racking up 19 more field-goal attempts than the Wolves thanks to a 21-6 advantage on the offensive glass.
Titi Graham had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Carolina Montes scored 12 for the Wolves.
SOU MEN GO 1-2: At Louisville, Ky., the 12th-ranked Southern Oregon University men’s wrestling team fell one win short of the placing rounds Friday at the NWCA-NAIA National Duals, going 1-2 at the Kentucky Expo Center.
The Raiders opened with a 23-15 setback against No. 11 Missouri Valley, stayed alive with a 42-14 win against Bethany (Kan.), and were eliminated 22-19 by No. 13 Southeastern (Fla.). The losses spoiled three perfect individual efforts: 10th-ranked Pancho Barrera (125 pounds), fourth-ranked Tanner Fischer (197) and 13th-ranked Devin Poppen (149) each went 2-0 and accepted a forfeit apiece.
Fischer, who improved to 8-1 in dual matches, defeated a pair of ranked opponents in No. 20 Terry Martin of Bethany and No. 12 Luis Peguero of Southeastern. After three bonus-point losses put the Raiders in a hole against MVC, his 13-12 defeat of Martin trimmed their deficit to 20-15. Jesse Gomez sealed it for MVC in the heavyweight match by outlasting Max Hane, 13-6.
Barrera improved to 4-0 in dual matches since debuting last month.
The 16-team tournament, which includes 14 teams listed in the latest NAIA Top 20 poll, concludes Saturday.
MISSOURI VALLEY 23, SOUTHERN OREGON 15
125 — Pancho Barrera, SOU, won by forfeit; 133 — Zachary Durbin, MVC, major dec. Trey Long, 13-5; 141 — Casper Sherow, MVC, major dec. Justin Acuff, 8-0; 149 — Devin Poppen, SOU, dec. Seth Johnson, 13-6; 157 — Chandler Michael, SOU, dec. Aaron Negrette, 4-2.
165 — Elias Vaoifi, MVC, dec. Hunter Hodges, 5-1; 174 — Dalton Tipton, MVC, pinned Cody Stahl, 2:14; 184 — Tristan Ramberg, MVC, dec. C.J. McKinnis, 4-2 (SV); 197 — Tanner Fischer, SOU, dec. Terry Martin, 13-12; 285 — Jesse Gomez, MVC, dec. Max Hane, 13-6.
SOUTHERN OREGON 42, BETHANY 14
125 — Pancho Barrera, SOU, pinned Logan McDowell, 5:14; 133 — Trey Edwards, BC, tech. fall Trey Long, 19-3; 141 — Justin Acuff, SOU, won by forfeit; 149 — Devin Poppen, SOU, won by forfeit; 157 — Chandler Michael, SOU, won by forfeit.
165 — Brandon Lawson-Archuleta, BC, dec. Hunter Hodges, 8-3; 174 — Cody Stahl, SOU, won by forfeit; 184 — C.J. McKinnis, SOU, won by forfeit; 197 — Tanner Fischer, SOU, won by forfeit; 285 — Brix Brickey, BC, pinned Ryland Boyer, 4:19.
SOUTHEASTERN 22, SOUTHERN OREGON 19
125 — Pancho Barrera, SOU, major dec. Edward Barratt, 16-3; 133 — Xavier Williamson, SEU, pinned Trey Long, 1:16; 141 — Ethan Owen, SEU, major dec. Justin Acuff, 13-4; 149 — Devin Poppen, SOU, pinned Lukas Twardosky, 1:09; 157 — Dylan Chatterton, SEU, dec. Chandler Michael, 3-2.
165 — Stephen Kelle, SEU, dec. Hunter Hodges, 12-9; 174 — Carlos Diaz, SEU, dec. Cody Stahl, 5-1; 184 — Jason Davis, SEU, dec. C.J. McKinnis, 12-6; 197 — Tanner Fischer, SOU, pinned Luis Peguero, 5:00; 285 — Max Hane, SOU, dec. Ben Cruz, 6-4.
SOU WOMEN ADVANCE: At Louisville, Ky., the final day of the NWCA-WCWA National Duals will include the Southern Oregon University women’s wrestling team after the Raiders went 2-1 to place themselves among the final eight teams standing at the Kentucky Expo Center.
Ranked 16th in the WCWA and third in the NAIA, the Raiders (7-4 overall) started their first appearance at the 12-team tournament with a 36-5 win against Missouri Valley, the 17th-ranked team in the NAIA. They were sent to the consolation bracket with a 34-9 loss to McKendree (Ill.), the No. 1 team in the WCWA, but stayed alive with a 41-6 defeat of Lyon (Ark.).
The Raiders will take on Campbellsville (Ky.) (No. 5 NAIA/No. 7 WCWA) at 8 a.m. Pacific on Saturday. If they win, they’ll face the winner of a dual between Cumberlands (Ky.) and Life (Ga.) in the fifth-place dual; if they lose, they’ll face the loser in the seventh-place dual.
Three Raiders were unbeaten in two matches each: second-ranked Sienna Ramirez (143) won by fall and technical fall, fourth-ranked Gladdys Palma (136) won by technical fall and decision, and 13th-ranked Nevina DeLuca (123) scored a pin and a tech fall.
SOUTHERN OREGON 36, MISSOURI VALLEY 5
101 — No contest; 109 — Carolina Johnson, SOU, won by forfeit; 116 — Tara Othman, SOU, tech. fall Gabrielle Grimes, 12-0; 123 — Nevina DeLuca, SOU, pinned Hilda Garcia, 1:29; 130 — Anesia Ramirez, SOU, tech. fall Jocelyn Murphy, 13-2.
136 — Gladdys Palma, SOU, won by forfeit; 143 — Sienna Ramirez, SOU, tech. fall Julia Mata, 12-0; 155 — Shamera McTier, MVC, dec. Olivia Pizano, 3-2; 170 — Latiana Tauaese, SOU, dec. Yuneris Taveras, 10-7; 191 — Tristyn Borden, SOU, pinned Alyandina Bushe, 5:01.
McKENDREE 34, SOUTHERN OREGON 9
101 — Natalie Reyna, MU, won by forfeit; 109 — Vanessa Ramirez, MU, dec. Carlonia Johnson, 8-4.; 116 — Felicity Taylor, MU, pinned Tara Othman, 1:39; 123 — Alexia Ward, MU, tech. fall Glory Koceny, 10-0; 130 — Brenda Reyna, MU, tech. fall Anesia Ramirez, 10-0.
136 — Gladdys Palma, SOU, dec. Alexis Porter, 6-4; 143 — Sienna Ramirez, SOU, pinned Michelle Camacho, 3:36; 155 — Alexadria Glaude, MU, dec. Olivia Pizano, 8-0; 170 — Sydnee Kimber, MU, tech. fall Karrah Smith, 11-0; 191 — Destane Garrick, MU, pinned Tristyn Borden, 2:17.
SOUTHERN OREGON 41, LYON 6
101 — Kassidy Ramirez, Lyon, won by forfeit; 109 — Jade Martin, SOU, won by forfeit; 116 — Tara Othman, SOU, dec. Jasmine Hernandez, 9-8; 123 — Nevina DeLuca, SOU, tech. fall Demma de Brum, 10-0; 130 — Anesia Ramirez, SOU, won by forfeit.
136 — Gladdys Palma, SOU, tech. fall Elissa Douglass, 11-0; 143 — Sienna Ramirez, SOU, won by forfeit; 155 — Olivia Pizano, SOU, won by forfeit; 170 — Karrah Smith, SOU, won by forfeit; 191 — Tristyn Borden, SOU, won by forfeit.