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  • No. 14 SOU erupts from outside in rout of Corban

  • SALEM — The best 3-point shooting team in the Cascade Conference got a little better Friday night in one of its best road shows from beyond the arc in at least a couple decades.
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  • SALEM — The best 3-point shooting team in the Cascade Conference got a little better Friday night in one of its best road shows from beyond the arc in at least a couple decades.
    Dex Daum hit five 3-pointers, Kyle Tedder hit four and the Southern Oregon University men's basketball team collectively hit 16 of 28 in its 84-60 win over Corban at the C.E. Jeffers Center.
    Daum, who was off on one 3-point attempt, led four players in double figures for the 14th-ranked Raiders (19-5 overall, 8-4 CCC), who moved back into second place in the conference standings with Concordia's loss at College of Idaho.
    Eric Thompson went 6-for-9 from the floor, making his only try from downtown, on his way to 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Jeff Bush (12 points, six assists, four rebounds) and Tim Weber (seven points, six assists, five rebounds) went a combined 4-for-5 from outside.
    The Raiders have made exactly 16 3-pointers five times in the last two seasons but hadn't hit that many away from Ashland since head coach Brian McDermott took over in 1996.
    The Warriors (6-14, 2-9) lost their ninth straight and were swept in the season series against SOU. Four players scored in double figures for them — Jordan Carter (18), Josiah Sebens (13), Toby Roth (13) and Caleb Herzberg — but they got a combined six points out of everyone else.
    The Raiders' 57.1-percent clip from outside matched their accuracy from the field, where they went 32-for-56.
    They extended their lead to 41-20 in the first half with an 18-4 run that included four 3-pointers without a miss from Tedder, Weber, Thompson and Daum.
    Their lead expanded to 68-40 in the second. When Corban cut into that with 13 unanswered points, Tedder fueled an 8-2 run with two more triples.
    Jacob Kaler added two 3s off the bench. Reserve Jordan West had six points on 3-for-4 shooting.
    SOU travel today to Northwest Christian in search of a series split. Corban will host Oregon Tech and try to deny coach Danny Miles his 1,000th win.
    Women's Basketball
    SOUTHERN OREGON 83, CORBAN 74 — At Salem, Southern Oregon moved up the Cascade Conference standings with the critical road win.
    Allison Gida led the Raiders offensively for the fourth time in six games with 20 points and seven rebounds. Autumn Durand added 19 points, four rebounds and four assists.
    With the victory, the Raiders improved to 18-6 overall and 7-5, and avenged an 82-79 loss to Corban on Jan. 4. They and the Warriors (11-13, 6-6) were part of a three-way tie for fifth place entering the night, one game out of a three-way tie for second.
    Trailing by 13 with six minutes left, Corban went on a 17-7 run and cut it to 77-74 with 80 seconds left on Kelli Christenson's 3-pointer. Carly Meister responded with a basket-and-one on a dish from Kristen Schoenherr on the other end, and Claussen hit four straight free throws to seal it.
    Corban's last lead of the game came three minutes in, but a Durand layup put SOU up for good. A last-second jumper by Durand gave SOU a 42-36 halftime lead.
    Southern Oregon piled on by starting the second frame with a 9-2 run, and a jumper by Gida gave the Raiders their largest lead of the night, 68-53, with 7:31 to play.
    Tara Vanweerdhuizen led the way for the Warriors with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Jade Lowery and Sadie Pilgeram contributed 18 points and 12 points, respectively.
    Meister had 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Schoenherr was limited by foul trouble to 19 minutes but contributed 10 points, four rebounds and three assists.
    Wrestling
    SOUTHERN OREGON 28, MENLO 12 — At Atherton, Calif., upper weights came through big again for Southern Oregon, nailing down three straight pins to secure the Raiders' win over 18th-ranked Menlo.
    The seventh-ranked Raiders led 10-9 when top-ranked Brock Gutches, 14th-ranked Jacob Abrams (184) and top-ranked Taylor Johnson (197) won by fall consecutively.
    SOU moved to 7-3 overall, thereby securing its 44th consecutive winning season.
    "We wrestled well," SOU coach Mike Ritchey said. "We need to intensify in the weights we lost, but overall it was good practice for regionals."
    Gutches, who is 21-3 and still perfect in dual action, got to Paul Bracamonte in 1:43. Abrams pinned Tim Hollowell in 4:00 to improve to 11-8. Johnson, who took care of Martin Gonzalez in 5:08, is now 6-0 in duals with four pins and a technical fall and 11-4 overall.
    Travis Patrick (157) added bonus points, 12-3 against Sam Duchene, for his 10th victory of the year, while Trevor Hancock (133) and Tyler Cowger (149) both earned decisions.
    Twelfth-ranked Troy Lakin (125), 15th-ranked Steele Escobedo (141), top-ranked Eric Lopez (165) and Scott Brasil (285) accounted for Menlo's points.
    Softball
    BIOLA 9-9, SOUTHERN OREGON 1-1 — At La Mirada, Calif., Biola didn't give Southern Oregon any time to settle into the 2014 season in a sweep of the openers for both teams.
    The Eagles, who were picked to finish third in the Golden State Athletic Conference, jumped on the Raiders in first inning of both games and pocketed two easy wins. Vanessa Coleman started a two-run first with an RBI single in Game 1, and CeCe Luster smacked a three-run homer to start Game 2 and was credited with two wins on the mound.
    Luster went 5-for-7 on the day and scored twice in the opener. She also totaled 61/3 innings on the mound, allowing five hits with six strikeouts. The Eagles scored seven runs in the final three innings of Game 1 and seven in the first three of the nightcap.
    Sydney White took the first loss for the Raiders but allowed just three earned runs in five innings of work. In Game 2, Karlie Stephens got through 52/3 in relief of Cheyenne Bricker and gave up five earned.
    Biola outhit SOU 24-7 in all.
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