Karly LeVeque handed out 10 of Tech's 26 assists, as the Owls opened up CCC action with a 91-71 win over Warner Pacific tonight at Danny Miles Court. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech hit on 50.9% from the field, including an 11-for-21 effort
from the 3-point line, to earn a 91-71 victory over Warner Pacific
College tonight in the opener of Cascade Collegiate Conference women’s
Oregon Tech improved to 11-0 overall and 1-0 in the CCC standings. The Owls, weather permitting, will host Concordia, losers at Southern Oregon by a 117-94 final, Saturday at Danny Miles Court beginning at 5:30 p.m. WPC fell to 3-6 on the year and 0-1 in CCC action.
After a third tie to open the contest, Warner Pacific took their only lead at 9-7 on a Megan Tullis basket. Kassi Conditt would answer for Tech to tie it back up at 9-9, the fourth tie of the game, and when Karissa Dixon connected from long range at the 14:28 mark, it was all Owls for the remainder.
Tech took its first double digit lead, 22-11, on a Tess Armstrong triple nearing the midway point of the opening period, with the teams trading baskets over the last 11 minutes, as the Owls held a 44-34 advantage at the break.
An 8-2 run to open the second half pushed the Owls out to a 16 point lead, eventually taking their first 20 point advantage, 59-39, on another Armstrong trey with 14:32 to play.
The Owls would go up by as many as 27 points, 72-45, cruising over the remaining nine minutes to earn the 91-71 win.
Tess Armstrong recorded a game-high 20 points on an 8-for-11 effort from the floor in the Owls victory. Karissa Dixon filled the stat sheet with 13 points, six rebounds and six assists with Karly LeVeque dishing out 10 assists to go with her nine points and five boards. Kassi Conditt chipped in 12 points and blocked six shots while adding five rebounds.
Jordan Wilcox led the Knights with 16 points, followed by Ali Campbell with 12 and Jacki Cannon with 10. Campbell nearly reached a double-double with nine boards, followed by Cannon with eight.
Oregon Tech finished the night 29-of-57 from the field (50.9%) and 52.4% from long distance (11-of-21). The Owls would hold a 41-40 edge on the boards. WPC shot at a 31.7% clip (20-of-63) and 8-for-22 from the 3 point line (36.4%). As a team the Owls totaled 26 assists against 14 turnovers with the Knights turning it over 15 times while recording 12 assists.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Six Oregon Tech student-athletes in the fall sports of men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and volleyball have earned the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Award for their performances on the field of play and in the classroom, the NAIA office announced.
To earn recognition as a NAIA Scholar Athlete, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a junior in class standing.
2013 Honorees include:
+Marie Baumann - Accounting (Volleyball); Weston, Ore.
+Kayleigh Whelchel - Pre-pharmacy (Volleyball); Sheridan, Ore.
+Loren Jessen – Renewable Energy (Men’s Soccer); Springfield, Ore.
+Scott Minor – Software Engineering/Computer Systems Engineering (Cross Country); Hyampom, Calif.
Rhonda Costin – Geomatics (Cross Country); Springfield, Ore.
Jacqeline Wood – Radiologic Science (Soccer); Mckinleyville, Calif.
+ Two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete
Brandon Bautista led the way with a game-high 14 points as the Owls got by Warner Pacific 69-66 in tonight's CCC opener at Danny Miles Court. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A Ryan Parks 3-point attempt to tie rimmed out with under eight seconds to play and Oregon Tech weathered a Warner Pacific comeback bid to earn a 69-66 victory in the opening day of Cascade Conference men’s basketball action tonight at Danny Miles Court.
Oregon Tech improved to 6-5 on the season and 1-0 in CCC play, as Head Coach Danny Miles continues to inch toward career-win 1,000, sitting at win 993 heading into tomorrow’s contest versus No. 13 Concordia University. WPC drops to 3-6 overall and 0-1 in the conference standings and next travels to Southern Oregon University tomorrow.
Warner Pacific opened up with a 17-6 push to lead with 11:45 to play in the opening period. The lead would be short lived as a Tanner Manselle basket sparked a 10-0 Owl run, as the home team pulled to within a point at 17-16 with 9:38 to play in the opening half.
With WPC leading 21-20, the Knights closed the half on a 10-5 spurt to take a 31-25 advantage into intermission.
A 3-point play by Sean Gaines to open up the second stanza pushed Warner Pacific out to a 34-25 advantage, only to see Tech once again chip away at the visitors lead to trail by two points 48-46 at the midway point of the second half.
With 8:38 remaining to play a Duncan Schramm triple gave the Owls their first lead since early in the game. The contest would see-saw from there.
With 16 seconds on the clock, and the Owls clinging to a two point advantage, Brandon Bautista would hit his second of two free throw attempts to give Tech a 69-66 lead.
Warner Pacific would get the ball up court quickly with Ryan Parks finding a crease in the Owl defense and from 25 feet out saw his 3-point attempt to tie rim out. The Knights would grab the offensive board but were unable to get a shot off as time expired.
Brandon Bautista led Tech with 14 points and handed out six assists. Duncan Schramm added 13 points and five rebounds with Josh Johnson and Kyle Waits hitting for 10 points each and seven rebounds apiece in the win.
For WPC Doug Thomas finished with a team-high 13 points with William Sharp adding 12. Sean Gaines chipped in 11 and Michael Hall added nine points to go with his 10 rebounds.
Tech finished just 36.1% shooting on 22-for-61, but connected on 10 shots from the 3-point line. Warner Pacific connected on 52.2% from the field on 24-of-46 with a 5-for-15 effort from long range (33.3%). The Owls held a 36-31 advantage in rebounds