KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech used a 7-1 run to open the second half and used an ensuing 10-0 run to take control of tonight’s postseason contest as the Lady Owls defeated The Evergreen State College, 63-44, in the quarterfinal round of the Cascade Collegiate Conference Tournament.
Kiana Caban scored 7 points as the Lady Owls moved to the semifinal round of the 2013 CCC tournament championship. (photo by Lars Tate)
Oregon Tech will take a 21-8 overall mark to second-seed The College of Idaho in a semifinal game to be played on Friday in Caldwell. Evergreen ends the season with a 7-16 overall mark while finishing CCC play at 6-12.
The Evergreen State College took their only lead of the night, 3-2, on a Dela Jones 3-pointer early on, with the Owls taking the lead for good on a Karissa Dixon jumper three minutes into the contest. The Owls would take a pair of five point leads nearing the midway point of the first period, but the Geoducks never let the Owls pull away.
TESC came back and tied the game twice, the last at 16-16 with 7:22, before Tech used a 10-2 run to take a seven point lead, their largest of the opening period with under a minute on the clock. A turnaround jumper by TESC’s Randi Boseman with seconds to go closed the gap to 26-21 at the half.
A 7-1 Tech run opened up the second as the Owls took their first double digit lead of the night.
The Geoducks managed to close their deficit to just five points, 33-28, with 15:11 remaining, but a 10-0 gave the home team control, 43-28, with 12 minutes to play.
Three-straight Kassi Conditt scores, along with a Kiana Caban fast break layup pushed the Owls up by 24 points, 57-33, with under five minutes to play and Tech would hold on for the 63-44 win.
Kassi Conditt led the Owls with 14 points and 9 rebounds with Karissa Dixon netting 12 points in the win for Tech. Kaina Caban added 7 points and 3 rebounds with Colleen Hunt and Karly LeVeque finishing with 6 points each.
Sammi Clark led Evergreen with a team-high 13 points while Jessica Edge followed with 11 points. Clark and Sadee Jones grabbed 5 rebounds each.