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  • Raiders knock off Corban

  • ASHLAND — The Corban men's basketball couldn't keep up the 3-point pace it set early Saturday night. Southern Oregon University did.
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  • ASHLAND — The Corban men's basketball couldn't keep up the 3-point pace it set early Saturday night. Southern Oregon University did.
    The result was SOU's 84-64 Cascade Conference win at Bob Riehm Arena, sparked by 14 makes out of 31 tries from downtown. Eric Thompson hit four of them on his way to 23 points and eight rebounds, Kyle Tedder hit three for 13 points, and Jeff Bush handed out 11 assists with six points and no turnovers.
    The second-ranked Raiders (15-3, 4-2 CCC) led 60-56 until Justin Martin's triple with 10 minutes, 36 seconds left started a 9-0 run that included a Dex Daum 3-pointer and ended with Bush's fastbreak layup.
    Martin, a Crater High product, went 3-for-4 from outside against Corban's zone defense in a season-high 17 minutes off the bench. His 3-point percentage stands at 69.2 (18-for-26).
    "We were very happy with how our bench played tonight," SOU coach Brian McDermott said.
    Women's Basketball
    CORBAN 82, SOU 79 — At Ashland, Corban took advantage of Southern Oregon's thin front line on its way to a Cascade Conference win.
    The Raiders (14-4, 3-3) had a chance to tie with a 3-pointer on the last possession, but Ashley Claussen's deep attempt from straightaway rimmed off. Claussen finished with 18 points, eight assists and four rebounds. Bree Park, making her first start as a Raider, canned four 3-pointers and scored a season-high 20 points.
    Wrestling
    MENLO TOURNEY — At Atherton, Calif., six Southern Oregon University wrestlers placed at the Menlo Tournament, helping the sixth-ranked Raiders to third place out of eight schools represented.
    Three Raiders claimed second place in their respective classes: Jacob Abrams (184 pounds), Clayton Burtis (285) and Tyler Cowger (149). Garrett Urrutia (165) placed third, and Travis Patrick (157) and Tucker Van Matre both took home fourth.
    SOU accumulated 66.5 team points. San Francisco State won it with 109.5 and Menlo was second with 96.5.
    Cowger, a freshman, pinned Menlo's Jose Maldando in 6:02 in his first bout and won a 4-1 decision against unattached Nicholas Cano, but lost by fall to Menlo's Jason Ladd in the 149-pound final.
    Abrams won three times: by 5-4 decision over Menlo's Erick Parsons, by 17-1 technical fall over Cal Baptist's Bradley Beaudette and by 14-5 major decision over unattached Nick Karis. San Francisco State's Zach Jiminez defeated Abrams by fall in the championship in 7:20.
    After a first-round bye, Burtis won a 7-3 quarterfinal decision against San Francisco State's Sam Alnassiri and pinned Simpson's Augie Alcantar in 3:39 in the semis. San Francisco State's Hildelv Manzur won the heavyweight title with a 3-2 decision against Burtis.
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