Former Oregon Tech Players Back to the Hardwoods
Former Hustlin' Owl Justin Parnell leads the Lost River High School boy's basketball team
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - After playing for two seasons at Oregon Tech, former Hustlin’ Owl teammates Justin Parnell and Andy Siverly pair up again as the Varsity and JV Head Boys Basketball Coaches at Lost River High School.
Parnell came to Lost River after a brilliant two seasons for the Hustlin’ Owls, and also served on the staff of legendary men’s coach Dan Miles as an assistant coach at Oregon Tech for the 2010-11 season.
In his two seasons as a collegiate player for the Owls the point guard earned numerous postseason awards. Parnell was named a 2010 First-Team NAIA Division II All-American and was the 2010 Cascade Conference Player of the Year where he led Tech to a 30-5 overall record, and back-to-back regular-season and Cascade Conference tournament championships.
Andy Siverly will head the Lost River JV boy's team.
Parnell led the Owls in scoring his senior season, averaging 17.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.1 assists. Parnell also eclipsed the 1,000 point mark and currently ranks 19th
with 1,147 career points – all in just two seasons at Oregon Tech.
Siverly, heading the LRHS JV program and assisting Parnell, played two seasons for the Owls from 2008-10, including a redshirt season in 2007-08. The Merced, Calif. native also helped the Owls to back-to-back regular season and CCC tournament championships and an overall 59-11 mark in his two years for Tech where Siverly and Parnell were teammates. In the Oregon Tech record books, Siverly holds the all-time shooting percentage mark of .711 where he went 182-256 from the floor in his two seasons.
Lost River opens the 2011-12 season at Etna on Tuesday, December 6th, while the home campaign begins December 9th and 10th hosting the Running Raider Tournament.
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