No. 6 Raiders lose on buzzer-beating layup

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Ryan McIntosh rebounded and tossed in C.J. Carter's airball with 1.1 seconds left, lifting Northwest University to an 86-84 win over Southern Oregon in Cascade Conference men's basketball Saturday night.

Trailing 84-82, the sixth-ranked Raiders (17-4 overall, 5-3 CCC) tied the game with 11 seconds remaining as Kyle Tedder found a cutting David Sturner for a layup. Northwest (14-4, 5-2) had taken the lead with 27 seconds left when Tommy Jordan was awarded two free throws on a blocking foul at the end of the shot clock.

On the final possession, Carter leaned in for a contested 3-pointer from the right wing and was short by about three feet, but McIntosh was there to put it in.

Tim Weber had a career-high 20 points and five rebounds for the Raiders, going 7-for-10 from the field and making both of his 3-point attempts. Sturner went 8-for-13 with 16 points, Jeff Bush was 7-for-8 with 16 points and five assists, and Eric Thompson had 14 points and nine boards.

As a team, SOU shot 62.3 percent (33-for-53) from the field.

But the story of the night was The Eagles' accuracy from outside. They hit 12 of 23 attempts, and in the second half made four that either tied the game or gave them the lead.

Michael Greene, who made a go-ahead jumper for the Eagles with 1:13 left before Weber responded with one of his own, scored a team-high 18 points. Tommy Jordan scored 16, Dak Shagren 15 and McIntosh 14.

Besides Carter's 0-for-4 effort from 3-point range, the rest of the Eagles who put them up were lights-out: Jordan (3-for-5), Shagren (3-for-4), Greene (2-for-3), McIntosh (2-for-4) and Brett Skogstad (2-for-3).

Tedder added eight points, two steals and four of SOU's 16 assists.

The Raiders will now prepare for next Saturday's 7:30 p.m. clash with archrival Oregon Tech at Bob Riehm Arena.

Women's Basketball

SOUTHERN OREGON 101, NORTHWEST 94 — At Kirkland, Wash., even without its starting point guard, Southern Oregon was able to piece together plenty of offense and seal a Cascade Conference weekend sweep.

Allison Gida capped a monster weekend by converting a tiebreaking basket-and-one with 1 minute, 14 seconds left that sparked a 9-2 run to seal the win. She amassed a career-high 26 points with 13 rebounds in SOU's victory over the Eagles.

The Raiders (16-4 overall, 5-3 CCC), who were without Gida last weekend, lost point guard Ashley Claussen at the end of the first half in Friday's 86-72 win at Evergreen. Gida had a career-best 15 rebounds with 17 points, seven steals and six assists in that one, and against the Eagles went 8-for-14 from the field and 9-for-13 from the foul line.

Kristen Schoenherr had 20 points and six rebounds for SOU and went 12-for-15 from the line, where the Raiders were 37-for-50 compared to Northwest's 17-for-25. Also chipping in were Bree Park (18 points), Carly Mesiter (16 points, eight rebounds) and Cambie Edwards (10 points).

The Eagles (11-8, 3-4), who were coming off of Friday's overtime upset of 20th-ranked Oregon Tech, got a game-high 28 points from Jordan Asher and 26 more from Domi Mendezona in the backcourt.

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