Owls Head to 2011 Perfect in CCC Play
Oregon Tech's Bryant Sentman finished 6-for-10 shooting on his way to 14 points as the Owls move to 6-0 in the conference standings. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
EUGENE, Ore. – Leading 15-8 midway through the first half, the Oregon Tech men’s basketball team used a 17-7 run to take a commanding 32-15 lead on the way to a 71-54 win over host Northwest Christian University this afternoon at the Morse Event Center in Eugene.
Thirteenth-ranked Oregon Tech moves to 14-2 overall and remains perfect in conference play at 6-0. NCU drops to 6-10 on the season and 1-4 in league action.
Bryant Sentman gave OIT their first double-digit lead of the game on a jumper with 9:45 left in the first half. Eight minutes later, two Sentman free-throws gave the Owls their largest lead of the period before an NCU free-throw just before intermission sent the teams into the locker room with Oregon Tech up 16 points, 34-18.
The momentum stayed on Oregon Tech’s side, as Kyle Gomez scored on the first possession of the second period to double the Owl lead at 36-18.
NCU would chip into the OIT lead with a 13-8 run and close to within 13 points at 44-31, but never got closer as the Owls held a double-digit lead throughout the rest of the game.
With the Owls holding on to a 52-38 lead at the midway point of the second stanza, Oregon Tech’s Matt Smith capped a 10-0 run on a 3-pointer as the Owls were never challenged by the Beacons for the remainder winning 71-54.
Joseph Foster finished the night with a team-high 16 points, followed by 14 from Bryant Sentman. Brent Johnson grabbed six rebounds to go with his 12 points, while Scotty Riddle added 11 points on 5-of-8 from the floor. Kyle Gomez also grabbed six rebounds with Matt Smith adding four assists in the win.
Oregon Tech will finish up the first half of Cascade Conference play at Danny Miles Court with games against Northwest University, The Evergreen State College and rival Southern Oregon, but not before a non-league contest versus Cal Pac member William Jessup University this Tuesday night beginning at 7:30 PM.
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