Oregon Tech Falls to No. 18 Northwest University
Aundrea Albright scored a team-high 15 points for Oregon Tech tonight. (photo by Kelly Caleb
KIRKLAND, Wash. – Oregon Tech and No.18 Northwest University were knotted at 49-49 with 12 minutes to play, but the Eagles used a 14-4 run over the next four minutes of play to defeat an upset-minded Oregon Tech women's basketball team tonight, 74-64, in Cascade Conference play.
Northwest could not distance themselves from the Owls, as NU led 15-11 seven minutes into the game. NU’s Emily Drivstuen would put NU up by eight, 22-14, but two OIT free throws and a jumper by OIT’s Jana Parker would cut the Eagles’ lead to four with 6:17 left in the half.
Northwest would move to double digits, 30-20, with 2:02 remaining in the half, but a Crissy Watts trey cut the OIT deficit to 32-27 with a minute to go to halftime.
Northwest would score the final two baskets of the half to give the Eagles a 36-27 lead at intermission.
OIT started the half with a 5-0 run to close the gap to four points, 36-32, on a Colleen Hunt 3-pointer from the top of the key. Each time Northwest would build their lead to seven, Oregon Tech would answer to narrow the margin to four points. A Karissa Dixon triple made it 44-40 with 15 minutes left in the game and would spark an OIT to tie the game at 46-all, capped by a Colleen Hunt layup with 13:24 on the clock.
Northwest would answer with Emily Drivstuen’s 3-pointer to give the Eagles a 49-46 lead with 13:16 to go, but Dixon would answer to knot the score at 49-49 sixteen seconds later.
After a timeout, NU’s Jessalyn Jackson would drop in two free throws which would give Northwest the lead for good, 51-49, with 11:55 remaining. The Eagles would slowly build their lead and out score the Owls 14-4 over the next five minutes to lead, 65-53, and would maintain a 10-12 point lead the remainder of the way to down the feisty Owls 74-64.
Northwest U. (18-5, 12-2 CCC) had four players in double figures led by senior Brittney Marshall’s (Snohomish, Wash.) 16 points and 6 rebounds. Junior Jessalyn Jackson (Vancouver, Wash.) added 14 points and 5 blocked shots, Emily Drivstuen (Monroe, Wash.) scored 13 points and senior Kia Gibson (Spokane, Wash.) added 12 points and 9 rebounds for the Eagles.
Oregon Tech (10-16, 2-12 CCC) was led by junior Aundrea Albright who finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Colleen Hunt contributed 12 points, while junior guard Crissy Watts scored 11 points for the Owls who shot 38%.
information provided by Northwest University Sports Informaion
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