Oregon Tech Sinks Portland Bible College
Nathan Maddox scored six points on 3-of-4 from the field. (photo by Kelly Caeb)
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The Oregon Tech men's basketball team ran their home win streak to 52 straight with a 79-50 win over Portland Bible College in non-conference action tonight at Danny Miles Court.
Tenth-ranked Oregon Tech moves to 23-4 overall. Portland Bible drops to 9-17 on the season.
Portland Bible took their first and last lead with the games opening basket, before Tech’s Brent Johnson scored the next six-straight points to give the lead back to the Owls. The game stayed close until Nathan Maddox scored six-straight points, while a Bryant Sentman triple from the top of the arch gave the Owls a nine point advantage at the midway point of period one.
Portland Bible would cut their deficit to six points with 1:34 on the clock, but a Joseph Foster 3-pointer and a Sentman dunk at the buzzer gave the tenth-ranked Owls a 38-27 advantage at the half.
PBC would never get any closer as the Owls methodically pulled away in the second period.
A Kyle Gomez long range field goal helped the Owls to a 20 point advantage, while a Matt Smith three pointer with 3:06 remaining gave Oregon Tech their largest advantage at 29 points. The Owls would win by the same margin, 79-50, as OIT concluded non-conference action for the season.
Brent Johnson and Mihajlo Matic tied for team-high honors with 14 points each. Matic was 5-of-7 from the floor and 4-for-6 from long range. Bryant Sentman netted 11 points, while Kyle Gomez finished with nine.
Oregon Tech connected on 55.4% shooting while holding PBC to just 36.0% for the game. Oregon Tech finished 13-for-23 from the 3-point line and handed out 22 assists of the 31 total field goals made on the night.
No. 10 Oregon Tech resumes Cascade Conference action when they travel to rival Southern Oregon University Saturday, February 12th before concluding the regular season at home on February 18th and 19th.
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