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  • SOU women roll to easy road win

  • REDDING, Calif. — Southern Oregon outscored Simpson by 26 points in the second half to blow away the Red Hawks 92-60 in a nonconference women's basketball game on Saturday.
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  • REDDING, Calif. — Southern Oregon outscored Simpson by 26 points in the second half to blow away the Red Hawks 92-60 in a nonconference women's basketball game on Saturday.
    Melissa Sweat connected on 12 of 20 shot attempts to score a game-high 27 points and added seven rebounds to pace the Raiders (11-1). Allison Gida tallied 18 points, seven rebounds, six steals and four assists, while Alexi Smith finished with 14 points and Haley Newell 10 plus five steals.
    Nichole Jones led Simpson with 21 points and Tiffany Aaserude tallied 16.
    Southern Oregon shot 43.2 percent (38 of 88) while limiting Simpson to 33.3 percent shooting (22 of 66). The Raiders also outrebounded the Red Hawks 54-39 and forced 35 turnovers in the win.
    The first half featured eight ties and four lead changes before the Raiders (11-1) finished on a 12-4 run to take a 43-37 lead into the break. A 12-point streak early in the second half pushed SOU's advantage to 20 points, and the Raiders closed out the game on a 25-9 spurt to earn the 32-point victory.
    Southern Oregon travels to Vallejo today for a game against California Maritime.
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