Lady Owls Secure 63-46 Victory over Northwest Christian
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Oregon Tech Lady Owls held Northwest Christian University to just 17 second half points and both Brittany Cherry and Jazzy McDaniel added double-doubles, as the Owls moved to a 63-46 victory over NCU in Cascade Collegiate Conference play tonight at Danny Miles Court.
Oregon Tech improves their overall mark to 10-8 and is even in the conference standings at 3-3. NCU dropped to 7-7 and 1-4 in CCC play.
After a 7-7 tie, back-to-back Jenneca Crocker 3-pointers pushed the Beacons to a 13-7 lead. Kelsey New remaining in the fist period. A Morgan Hofman driving layup gave the Owls a brief lead, before NCU would tie it up at 21 on a pair of free throws.
NCU took their final lead of the half on a trey with 8:02 on the clock to lead 24-21. A Jazzy McDaniel layup capped a 10-1 Oregon Tech run, and a Kellie Lewis trey with under a minute remaining would send the Owls to intermission with a 35-29 advantage.
Tech started the second half on a 7-3 charge to take their first double digit lead of the game, 42-32. The Owls would lead by as many as 12 points at the midway point of the second stanza, but a Katie Collins jumper gave the Beacons hope, down only eight points at 54-46 with 3:43 remaining to play. A Nicole Morgan trey on Tech’s next possession spurred a 9-0 run to finish the scoring, and the Owl defense did not allow another Beacon point, as the Owls moved on for a 63-46 win.
Jazzy McDaniel finished her double-double effort with a game-high 20 points to go with 12 boards. Brittany Cherry notched her double-double with 18 points and a game-high 16 rebounds. Cherry also added five assists and two steals, with McDaniel blocking three Beacon shots.
Jenneca Crocker finished with a team-high 13 points and four rebounds to lead the Beacon offense. Katie Collins added 10 points in the loss.
Oregon Tech shot 48.8% from the floor on 21-of-43, while holding the visitors to just 29.1% on 16-for-55 from the floor. The Owls also held a huge advantage on the boards, outrebounding NCU 63-to-46, including 18 on the offensive end.
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