KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – David Clarke hit Oregon Tech’s first shot on its opening possession and never trailed, doubling up William Jessup at the half, 46-23, on the way to a 76-55 win in the final game of Day 1 of the Midland Empire Insurance Tournament tonight at Danny Miles Court.
David Clarke scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in win over William Jessup University. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
The Owls built their first double digit lead on a Clarke triple with 11:37 on the clock in the opening period and outscored the Warriors 24-13 as the halftime buzzer sounded.
WJU would cut their own deficit to 17 points and never got closer as the No. 2 Hustlin’ Owls cruised to the 76-55 win.
Oregon Tech (5-1) will host NCAA DII Holy Names University, losers to Southern Oregon tonight, 98-87, Saturday beginning at 7:30 PM. William Jessup takes on Southern Oregon beginning at 3:00 PM.
Tech David Clarke finished with a game-high 21 points to go with 4 rebounds, while Josh Wiseman tallied 17 in the win for the Owls. Josh Johnson netted 8 points, grabbed 5 boards and dished out 8 assists with Mihajlo Matic netting 8 points as well.
Jordan Wilson led WJU with 17 points with Keenan Prince and Tim Oswald finishing with 11 points each and combining for 9 rebounds for the Warriors.