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OIT takes down Southern with big second half

Jan 05, 2017
OIT takes down Southern with big second half
ASHLAND, Ore. - Oregon Tech beat up Southern Oregon on the offensive glass to the tune of a 19-7 advantage and held the Raiders off for an 80-73 Cascade Conference win Thursday night at Mountain Avenue Gym.

Brandon Halter scored 17 points and Mitchell Fink totaled 16 points, six assists and two steals to lead the Owls (12-5 overall, 5-2 CCC), who broke a 35-all tie and went ahead for good with a 7-0 run capped by a Fink 3-pointer in the opening minutes of the second half.

Another Fink triple, followed by his feed to Tyler Van Kirk in the paint for a layup, put OIT up 69-59 with 7:53 left, but the Raiders got back within striking distance at 76-73 on Connor Carroll's 3-point with a minute to play. After breaking down SOU's pressure, the Owls' Seth Erickson found Andrew Weber on the other end for a game-sealing layup.

The Owls have now won their last six contests and will return home to host Walla Walla University on Danny Miles Court this Saturday, January 7 at 8:00pm. 
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