ASHLAND — The Masters College shot 52 percent from the field and scored an 80-62 victory over Southern Oregon in men's basketball Saturday at McNeal Pavilion in the final game of the Flagship Inn Classic.

ASHLAND — The Masters College shot 52 percent from the field and scored an 80-62 victory over Southern Oregon in men's basketball Saturday at McNeal Pavilion in the final game of the Flagship Inn Classic.

The Masters College, which defeated Pepperdine earlier in the year, improved to 5-2 overall. SOU fell to 2-5 on the season. The Raiders open Cascade Conference play Friday when they host Eastern Oregon.

Eli Thornton had 11 points and six assists to lead SOU. Humphrey Jackson and Jarrad Childs each had 10 points.

Jeremy Haggerty had 25 points on 10-for-13 shooting to lead the Mustangs.

After the two teams traded the lead early in the first half, the Mustangs pulled away by shooting 55 percent over the first 20 minutes to take a 39-33 lead at the half.

The impressive shooting continued in the second half as they pushed the lead to 63-47 with 9:49 to play, but for the second straight night the Raiders made a late comeback.

The run was started by a four-point play by Jackson to cut the lead to 63-51. Back-to-back jumpers by Andrew Shipley and Mahr had the lead down to 63-55 with 8:44 left.

After the Mustangs pushed the lead back to 12 at 67-55, Thornton hit a jumper following a turnover, and a pair of Jackson free throws cut the Masters advantage to 67-59. Childs nailed a jumper to get it to 67-61 with 5:23 to play, but that's as close as the Raiders got.

The Mustangs pulled away late thanks to a pair of dunks by Haggerty.

The Masters 80, Southern Oregon 65

THE MASTERS COLLEGE (5-2)

Zamroz 7-17 3-4 19, Fuca 2-7 2-2 6, Sowa 4-6 1-2 9, Haggerty 10-13 3-4 25, Hadley 4-11 2-4 11, Jefferson 0-0 0-0 0, Walker 0-0 0-0 0, Frendt 0-0 0-0 0, Millar 2-2 1-2 7, Menez 1-1 1-2 3. Totals: 30-57 13-20 80.

SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY (2-5)

Thornton 5-8 1-4 11, Mahr 4-8 0-0 8, H. Jackson 2-8 4-5 10, Childs 5-8 0-0 10, Wolfer 3-3 2-2 8, McCay 1-8 0-0 3, White 2-2 0-0 6, A. Jackson 0-1 0-0 0, Tiefenthaler 0-2 1-4 1, McDermott 2-5, 1-3, 6, Shipley 1-1 0-0 2, Vaughn 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 22-55, 9-18, 65.

Halftime—MC 39-33. 3-Point Goals—MC 7-19 (Haggerty 2-2, Millar 2-2, Zamroz 2-7, Hadley 1-6, Fuca 0-2), SOU 6-19 (White 2-2, H. Jackson 2-5, McDermott 1-2, McCay 1-4 Childs 0-3, Thornton 0-3). Fouled Out—Childs. Rebounds—MC 37 (Sowa 11), SOU 31 (Thornton, Wolfer 6). Assists—MC 9 (Zamroz, Fuca 3), SOU 13 (Thornton 6). Total Fouls—MC 17, SOU 15. A—298.