Oregon Institute of Technology

No. 6 Eastern Hammers Lady Owls 91-49

Jan 18, 2013

(La Grande, Ore.) -- Eastern Oregon outscored Oregon Tech, 14-2, in the first five minutes of the second half on their home court and rolled to a 91-49 victory over Tech.

Eastern pushed its league record to 10-0 with the win.

Oregon Tech stayed close most of the first half and trailed by three points five different times in the opening 20 minutes of play, and actually cut its deficit to 26-24, with just over a minute left in the half.

The Mountaineers, who had scored the first nine points of the game, were able to take a 38-27 lead into the locker room at halftime, thanks to a 12-3 effort in the final 90 seconds of the stanza. They then had their 14-2 run to start the second half to take a 52-27 lead.

When the two teams played earlier this season at OIT, Eastern escaped with a 56-52 win.
Friday, the Mounties made it clear why they were a quarterfinalist at last season's national tournament and became one of just a handful of NAIA Division II teams with 20 victories so far this season.

EOU made 56 percent of its shots in Friday's win, including a 66 percent effort in the second half. The Mountaineers also were 11-of-18 from three-point range.

Tech, meanwhile, made just under 23 percent of its shots, including only 18 percent in the second half. The Hustlin' Owls also were 7-for-25 from three-point range.
Eastern outscored OIT, 28-8, in the paint and was able to stifle OIT's Kassi Conditt, the only player in the league to average double figures in both points and rebounds. Friday, Conditt was 0-for-4 from the floor, attempted no free throws and had five rebounds.

Maria Ramirez, Karly Leveque and Kiana Caban all had eight points, while Karissa Dixon and Nicole Aboumrad both scored seven for Oregon Tech. Dixon also had five rebounds for the Hustlin' Owls, who play at The College of Idaho on Saturday at 4:30pm.

Brooke Randall led Eastern with 18 points, with Kelsea Hurliman and Chayla Jones also scored in double figures. The Mounties had 13 different players score points against Tech.

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