Raiders up record to 9-1

REDDING, Calif. — The Southern Oregon University men's basketball will enter Cascade Conference play with its win streak intact.

The fourth-ranked Raiders won their seventh straight Monday night, 81-59 at Simpson University, behind 25 points and 10 rebounds from Eric Thompson and a fourth straight double-double for David Sturner (12 points, 12 rebounds).

With a record of 9-1, the Raiders begin conference play Friday and Saturday at Bob Riehm Arena against Concordia and Warner Pacific. Both games are scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m.

Jeff Bush, the NAIA's leader in assists, was solid again with 11 points and six assists. Jacob Kaler and Jordan West added nine points apiece off the bench.

The Raiders went 8-for-19 from 3-point range as Thompson made all three of his tries in the first half. He also blocked three shots and Sturner blocked two.

Dalton Thacker scored 17 points to lead Simpson, which dropped to 1-9.

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