OAKLAND, Calif. — Southern Oregon University Women's basketball team remained perfect on the 2007-08 season with an 84-62 win over Dominican University Friday night in Oakland at the Holy Names Tournament.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Southern Oregon University Women's basketball team remained perfect on the 2007-08 season with an 84-62 win over Dominican University Friday night in Oakland at the Holy Names Tournament.

SOU will play host Holy Names, Saturday night at 6 p.m.

The Raiders were led by So. Jackie Speer of Centralia, WA who had a double double for the game with 25 points and 11 rebound. Whitney Scott contributed 11 points off the bench while Carly Wood chipped in with 9 and Chelsea Muri and Emile Brookins each hit for 8.

The Raiders led 49-36 at halftime and went on a 17-4 scoring run to start the second half and cruised to a 66-40 lead with 14 minutes to play and never let the Penguins closer that 15 the rest of the game.

SOU outrebounded Dominican 42-30 and held the California school to 1 of 10 three point shooting. Coach Lynn Kennedy said, "we played pretty well tonight. As long as we take care of the ball, don't turn it over and shoot consistently we match up well with our competition.

SOU returns for a home game Saturday, December 15 against Holy Names at 7 p.m. at McNeal Pavilion. With a 3-0 start to the season, SOU is on a roll that Coach Kennedy wants to keep going.

Men's Basketball

Willamette 56, SOU 47

At Ashland, the Willamette Bearcats and SOU Raiders both struggled through terrible shooting performances and it wasn't until the final two minutes of the game that WU pulled out the 56-47 win in the Flagship Inn of Ashland Classic at McNeal Pavilion.

The Bearcats led at halftime 24-18 and SOU pulled into the lead several times late in the game but the Bearcats always had an answer.

Cameron Mitchell led Willamette with 14 points, Michael Smith added 12 and Ticky Thompson chipped in 10 for the the Willamette, which held a 54-32 advantage on the boards.

SOU's Trenton Fraser paced the Raiders with 13 points, but no other Raider hit in double figures.

"If we don't shoot better and pass the ball better we're not going to win many games, said Raiders coach Brian McDermott about shooting just 33 percent from the field. "We have to do better."

Willamette shot a freezing 31 percent, but improved to 2-1 on the season while SOU fell to 4-4.

Willamette and 11th ranked Oregon Tech meet Saturday night at 5:30 p.m. for the for the title after scoring opening night wins.

Willamette 56, SOU 47

WILLAMETTE (1-1)

Smith 4-8 2-2 12, Kunke 0-8 3-4 3, McClary 3-15 0-0 6, Mansifled 3-8 0-0 7, Cantrell 0-2 1-2, Thompson 5-13 0-0 10, Constantino 1-2 0-0 3, Spang 0-0 0-2 0, Currie 0-3 0-0 0, Mitchell 5-8 4-6 14. Totals: 21-67 10-16 56.

SOUTHERN OREGON (4-3)

Fraser 5-10 2-2 13, Mahr 4-5 1-3 9, Grant 2-8 0-0 5, McDermott 0-5 0-0 0, Cowell 3-11 3-4 9, Thornton 1-5 0-1 2, Jackson 1-4 0-0 2, Tiefenthaler 1-3 0-0 2, Nunnemaker 2-6 1-2 5. Totals: 19-57 7-12 47.

Halftime — WU 24, SOU 18. 3-point goals — WU 4-14 (Smith 2-3, Constantino 1-1, Mansfled 1-2, Thompson 0-1, Kunke 0-2, McClary 0-2, Currie 0-3), SOU 2-16 (Fraser 1-3, Grant 1-4, McDermott 0-1, Tiefenthaler 0-1, Thornton 0-2, Cowell 0-5). Rebounds — WU 54 (Mitchell 14), SOU 32 (Cowell 7). Assists — 14 (Cantrell 3), SOU 14 (Cowell, Thornton 4). Personal fouls — WU 13, SOU 17. Technical fouls — Mansfled.