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  • Owls come up short in Iowa

  • SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The No. 15 Purdue University Calumet women's basketball team claimed its first NAIA tournament victory in program history, knocking off No. 18 Oregon Tech, 83-75, in Wednesday's opening-round game.
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  • SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The No. 15 Purdue University Calumet women's basketball team claimed its first NAIA tournament victory in program history, knocking off No. 18 Oregon Tech, 83-75, in Wednesday's opening-round game.
    Former North Medford standout Karissa Dixon had 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Owls (28-6), who led 34-33 at halftime.
    Cassidy Deno took over early in the second half, scoring 12 of the team's first 13 points to keep the Peregrines within striking distance. After PUC made its push, Kassi Conditt capped off an 8-0 run by OIT before Kami Graber stopped the surge with a pair of free throws. Purdue Calumet iced the game at the charity stripe, where it was 32-for-44.
    Deno poured in a game-high 26 points.
    Purdue Calumet (25-6) will take on Davenport in the NAIA tournament's Sweet Sixteen on Friday.
    SOUTHWESTERN 67, EOU 65 — At Sioux, City, Iowa, Eastern Oregon University's Kassy Larson missed a pair of key free throws late in the first round of the NAIA tournament.
    Her team trailing by a point with 15 seconds to go, Larson was fouled on a jumper but missed both free-throw attempts. Southwestern's Bryan Zefiryn was then fouled and made a free throw, and the Mountaineers could not get off a final shot.
    Former South Medford standout Brittney Newcomb had 14 points to lead EOU (23-10).
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