KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech held Concordia University to just four points over the last seven minutes of regulation as the Owls earned a 63-51 victory over the Cavaliers in Cascade Collegiate Conference women’s basketball action tonight at Danny Mile Court.
Karly LeVeque turned in back-to-back scores during Tech's 15-4 push down the stretch. Tech defeated Concordia by a 63-51 score. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
Oregon Tech moves to 15-7 overall, and with the key CCC win is 8-4 in the conference standings. Concordia falls to 8-13 on the year and 2-9 in CCC play.
A 6-0 run to start the game quickly turned into an 18-4 Tech lead nearing the midway point of period 1. The Cavaliers, however, were able to hold the Owls scoreless over the next 5 minutes, and using a 12-0 run made it an 18-16 game with 7:26 remaining in the period.
Back-to-back triples from Karissa Dixon ended Tech’s dry spell, and the teams traded points before the Owls took a 9 point lead, 34-25, into intermission.
Another Dixon 3-pointer pushed the Owls to a double digit lead to open the second half, but CU made another push, cutting their deficit to just one point, 48-47, with 7:05 to play.
Freshman Karly LeVeque came up with back-to-back basket, including one from the corner with the shot clock running down, and followed that with a driving fast break layup, to give the momentum back to Tech. The Owls would outscore their opponent 11-2 down the stretch to earn the 63-51 win.
The Owls turned in a pair of double-double efforts, as both Karissa Dixon and Kassi Conditt scored 13 points. Conditt grabbed 13 boards, six on the offensive end with Dixon coming up with 12 rebounds in the win. Dixon added 4 assists and Conditt 5 blocks in the win for Tech. Nicole Aboumrad was the third Tech player in double digits with 10 points. Karly LeVeque and Carrie Thibault scored 7 points each.
For CU Malori Dixon led the offense with 16 points, while McKenna Daly following with 14 points in the loss for the Cavs. Kelly Huey finished with 7 points and 5 assists and Gabi Beyer 3 assists a block and 2 steals.
Next up for both teams the Owls host Warner Pacific College tomorrow while the Cavaliers travel to Ashland to face Southern Oregon University.