KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – No. 21 Oregon Tech held Northwest University to just four second half baskets and used a 17-4 push at the midway point of the second period to earn a 72-52 victory in Cascade Conference women’s basketball tonight at Danny Miles Court.
Oregon Tech improves to 22-5 on the season and 10-5 in the conference standings. NU falls to 16-10 overall and 8-6 in CCC play.
A Karissa Dixon 3-pointer to open play gave Tech an initial lead, but it was NU taking control over the next 10 minutes. NU would hold a trio of five point leads before the Owls were able to tie the contest at 23-23 after an Ashleigh Vandenbrink triple with 8:53 to play in the opening period.
NU’s Chanara Greene scored on the Eagles’ next possession as the visitors again led over the next four minutes of play. A pair of free throws from McKensey Peters mad it a 31-29 game with 1:55 to go and the Owls never trailed. Tech would push their way out to a seven point cushion, 39-32, at the break.
The Eagles were able to keep within striking distance, down just four points at the midway point of period 2, but Tech would next go on a 17-4 run to take control, 64-46, with just under five minutes remaining. The Owls would go up by as many as 22 points before earning the 72-52 victory.
Ashleigh Vandenbrink came off the bench to net a game-high 17 points for the Owls in the win. Kassi Conditt notched her third-straight double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Her 10th double-double effort of the season. Karissa Dixon rounded out Tech’s double digit scoring with 12 points to go with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Maria Ramirez grabbed nine rebounds, including seven on the offensive end, to go with seven points and two steals.
Sanda Milovic led NU with 10 points, the only Eagle in double figures. Jordan Asher and Alyssa Dario followed with nine points each with Chanara Greene adding eight points and a team-high six rebounds.
Oregon Tech held NU to just 24.1% from the floor on 13-oof-54 overall, including just four field goals in the second half. Tech connected on just 35.1% of their tries (22-of-62) with the Owls holding a 52-33 advantage on the boards.