Oregon Tech Holds Off Northwest Christian
Karissa Dixon netted 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds as the Lady Owls earned a 69-57 win over NCU. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech held a 16 point lead midway through the second period and held off a pesky Northwest Christian squad as the Lady Owls earned a 69-57 victory over the Beacons in Cascade Conference women’s basketball action tonight at Danny Miles Court
Oregon Tech improves to 12-5 in conference play and 19-8 overall. NCU fell to 6-11 in the CCC standings and 13-15 on the season.
With the Owls leading 11-10, Oregon Tech used a 15-6 run and take their first double digit lead of the contest, 26-16, with 2:56 in the opening half.
NCU, however, pushed back and after closing out the half on an 8-2 run closed to within four points, as the home team led 28-24 at intermission.
NCU would get to within two points on two occasions in period 2, the last with 16:41 to play, but the Owls would jump up 42-29 on a Nicole Aboumrad driving layup with 13:58 remaining. A pair of Kiana Caban free throws at the midway point gave Tech their largest lead of the game at 16 points, 51-35, but NCU wouldn’t go away.
The Beacons strung together 12-straight to close the gap, 51-47, with 7:45 in the game, but the Owls managed to get the game back to double digits at the five minute mark and held for the 69-57 victory.
Karissa Dixon finished with a game-high 17 points to go with 8 rebounds 2 assists and a steal. Kassi Conditt added 11 points 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 blocks. Rebekah Matteri recorded 9 points and 4 assists with Nicole Aboumrad getting 7 points and 5 rebounds in the win for Tech.
Lindsey Shearer recorded a double-double for NCU with 12 points and 14 rebounds, while Katie Collins netted a team-high 16 points, including 12 in the opening half, along with 5 assists. Aly Bruns tacked on 11 points and handed out 6 assists in the loss for the Beacons.
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