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  • SOU ROUNDUP

    Southern Oregon scores 98 in another easy victory

    Raiders shoot well to beat Holy Names
  • The 23rd-ranked Southern Oregon men's basketball team connected on almost 55 percent of its shots as the Raiders defeated Holy Names 98-87 Friday afternoon at the Midland Empire Insurance Classic.
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  • KLAMATH FALLS — The 23rd-ranked Southern Oregon men's basketball team erupted on offense to defeat Holy Names 98-87 Friday afternoon at the Midland Empire Insurance Classic.
    Southern Oregon improves to 3-2, while Holy Names falls to 0-2. The Raiders return to action today, when they will face William Jessup at 3 p.m. at Danny Miles Court.
    Eric Thompson connected on 11 of 15 shot attempts to tally a game-high 27 points for the Raiders, and he added a game-high nine rebounds in the win. Kyle Tedder added 19 points and David Sturner finished with 14 points and eight rebounds.
    Ian Collins' 14 points led Holy Names, while Blake Watkins tallied 12 and Josh Kasin 10.
    The Raiders built a 44-38 halftime lead on the strength of 57.7 percent shooting (15 of 26) in the first half. With the game tied at 19-apiece nine minutes into the first half, Sturner made a free throw and Thompson hit a jumper to spark a 10-1 run as the Raiders held the lead the rest of the way.
    Southern Oregon came out of the break and used a 20-8 run to push its lead to 18 points following a 3-pointer by Tedder. Holy Names scored the next five points, but the Raiders twice stretched their lead to 20 points. After Tim Weber made a jumper to push SOU ahead 87-67 with just under six minutes to play, the Hawks closed the game on a 20-11 run to pull within 11.
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