Oregon Tech Favored to Repeat as CCC Men’s Basketball Champion, Oregon Tech Women Picked 7th
PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Tech, which has won or shared three of the last four regular season conference titles, has been picked to win the 2010-11 Cascade Collegiate Conference men’s basketball crown, according to a poll of the league’s 10 head coaches.
The Hustlin’ Owls, who went 30-5 overall and won CCC regular season and postseason tournament titles last year for the second consecutive season, picked up five first-place votes and 89 points in earning the preseason nod. Eastern Oregon and Northwest University tied for second place with 84 points apiece, and were followed by College of Idaho (70), Warner Pacific (63), Concordia (48), Corban (38), Northwest Christian (29), Evergreen (24) and Southern Oregon (21). Eastern Oregon earned three first-place votes, while Northwest and College of Idaho each earned one first-place vote.
CCC Pre-Season Poll (MEN)
CCC Pre-season Poll (WOMEN)
Oregon Tech’s Joseph Foster Tabbed CCC Men’s Basketball Preseason Player of Year (Photo By Kelly Caleb)
Oregon Tech’s Joseph Foster Tabbed CCC Men’s Basketball Preseason Player of Year
Oregon Tech is expected to be led by senior guard Joseph Foster, who was tabbed by the head coaches as the CCC’s Preseason Player of the Year. A year ago, the 5-11 point guard averaged 16.8 points, 2.9 assists and shot a CCC-best 86 percent from the free throw line on his way to earning honorable mention All-America honors. Foster also shot 43 percent from beyond the 3-point stripe to rank seventh in the CCC. Oregon Tech has advanced to the NAIA Tournament the last eight seasons, winning it all in 2004 and 2008. Other top returnees for veteran head coach Dan Miles include junior forward Kyle Gomez and senior post Brent Johnson.
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Tech's Brittany Cherry Named to CCC Pre-season All Conference Team (Photo by Kelly Caleb)
Tech's Brittany Cherry Named to CCC Pre-season All Conference Team
Brittany Cherry will lead the Oregon Tech women into the 2010-2011 season. Cherry, a 5-10 forward averaged 10.1 points and 8 rebounds a game last season as a CCC first team selection. Cherry had 8 double-doubles and started every game for Oregon Tech in 2009-2010.
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