KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – No. 21 Oregon Tech came back from a 35-31 halftime deficit to defeat College of Idaho 77-73 in the semifinal round of the Cascade Collegiate Conference women’s basketball tournament tonight at Danny Miles Court.
#2 seed Oregon Tech will meet #4 seed Southern Oregon University, winners at #1 seed Eastern Oregon, in the CCC championship game at Danny Miles Court with a chance to move on to the NAIA national tournament in Sioux City, Iowa in March
Oregon Tech (27-5) will host their first-ever CCC title game when the Raiders head to Klamath Falls on Monday, March 3rd beginning at 7 PM.
Kassi Conditt controlled the game as the senior recorded a double-double with 21 points and 20 rebounds to go with seven blocks and four assists. Conditt scored 15 and grabbed 15 rebounds in the second half. Karissa Dixon added 14 points to go with seven rebounds and seven assists in the win for the Owls. Ashleigh Vandenbrink netted 13 points, followed by nine points from Karly LeVeque, all in period 2.
Oregon Tech connected on 46.8% from the floor (29-of-62), including a 9-for-23 effort from long range and 10-of-14 from the charity stripe. Oregon Tech controlled the boards holding a 46-34 advantage.
C of I had five players score in double digits led by a team-high 20 from Elisha Hensey, including four from long range. Erica Martinez added 18 points and Chakala Carthen 11 points for the Yotes. Dayna Drager and Sienna Edmondson came away with 10 points each. Hensey and Carthen grabbed 10 rebounds apiece recording a pair of double-doubles in the loss.
C of I was held to just 32.3% from the floor (20-for-62) and hit 10-of-28 from the 3-point line. C of I added 23 free throws in 32 attempts on the night.
Tickets for the CCC championship game will go on sale beginning Saturday at 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Reserved seat holders have through the weekend to claim their original seats with all reserved seats going on sale to the general public on Monday morning beginning at 7:30 a.m. Reserved $10, general admission $8, seniors $6 and students $2.