Warner Pacific holds off Raiders

ASHLAND — Four free throws by Warner Pacific's Chelsey Christensen in the final 15 seconds sealed an 85-80 Cascade Collegiate Conference women's basketball victory over Southern Oregon University Friday at Bob Riehm Arena.

Warner Pacific improves to 13-8 overall and 8-3 in conference play, while Southern Oregon falls to 15-8 overall and 5-7 in the CCC.

Melissa Sweat of SOU (15-8, 5-7 CCC) led all players with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Alexi Smith tallied 12 points, Angelica Cahee added 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Carly Meister finished with 10 points in the loss.

Christensen's 21 points led a group of five players who reached double figures for the Knights (13-8, 8-3).

Tori Carroll tallied eight points and tied Christensen with eight rebounds, while Nichole Jackson and KayLee Engen each finished with 15 points. Morgan Wolff totaled 13 points and Jackson finished one assist shy of a double-double with nine assists.

Warner Pacific shot 50 percent from the field (35 of 70), while Southern Oregon shot 45.6 percent (31 of 68).

The Raiders host Concordia today at 5:30 p.m.

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