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  • WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

    Newcomb, Dixon named All-Americans

  • Eastern Oregon's Brittney Newcomb was named to the NAIA Division II All-American second team and Oregon Tech's Karissa Dixon was given All-American honorable mention honors.
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  • Eastern Oregon's Brittney Newcomb was named to the NAIA Division II All-American second team and Oregon Tech's Karissa Dixon was given All-American honorable mention honors.
    Newcomb, who played at South Medford High, averaged 22.4 points per game — fourth best in the nation — and was recognized as the Cascade Collegiate Conference player of the year. The senior guard helped lead the Mountaineers to a 23-10 record and their second straight regular season conference championship.
    Newcomb finished the season leading the NAIA in free-throw percentage (90.8 percent).
    Former North Medford standout Dixon, a senior guard, averaged 11.3 points per game, 4.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists. She also recorded 57 steals and 21 blocks for the Owls (28-6).
    In the Oregon Tech record book, Dixon ranks first all-time in 3-point field goals made (221) and second in career points (1,395) and career assists (391). She grabbed 693 career rebounds, ranking third all-time, with her 163 steals fourth on the all-time list.
    Both EOU and Oregon Tech advanced to the NAIA national tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.
    Saint Francis' Skylaar Shurn was named NAIA player of the year.
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