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Albertson edges past SOU, 68-59

CALDWELL, Idaho -- Albertson College converted 24 of 36 free throws, including 17 of 24 in the second half Saturday, as the Coyotes dealt Southern Oregon its second straight Cascade Collegiate Conference men's basketball defeat. The score was 68-59.

The Raiders were whistled for 28 fouls as they slipped to 8-2 in conference play and 13-8 overall. Forward Amos Baker -- CCC player of the week last week -- and guard Shavon Haynes fouled out and three more players wound up with four personals.

We had big foul trouble, said third-year SOU coach Brian McDermott. Amos had to sit out a long period in the first half and played 21 minutes when he probably would've played 35.

I didn't have quite the rotation I've would've hoped to have had in the second half. Don Guy hurt his knee, although he came back later, and Tom Chipps played sick.

Southern Oregon led 23-20 at the half, but the Coyotes nailed 13 of 22 shots from the field after the intermission. Albertson's zone defense also took its toll.

We played well, we just didn't knock shots down even though I thought we ran our stuff well, McDermott said. They zoned us the whole game and this is the first time we've seen a zone for an extended period beyond two or three minutes at a time.

Rob Smith paced Albertson (18-4, 7-3 CCC) with 21 points. B.J. Humphreys scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while David Fife contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Ryan Valley scored 16 points for the Raiders, while Amos tossed in 13 points and yanked down 13 rebounds.

Southern Oregon pulled down 21 offensive rebounds, but finished the night with a miserable 21-of-66 (.318) shooting performance from the field.

Our kids competed, McDermott said. I think we're coming home a better team than when we left.

NO. 12 SOUTHERN OREGON (13-8, 8-2 Cascade)

Baker 5-14 2-4 13, Chipps 2-16 2-2 7, Valley 6-14 4-6 16, Haynes 2-3 2-4 6, Guy 3-9 2-2 8, Strickler 2-11 0-0 6, Killingsworth 0-1 0-0 6, Schmerbach 1-6 0-0 2, Logue 0-2 1-2 1. Totals: 20-66 13-20 59.

NO. 13 ALBERTSON COLLEGE (18-4, 7-3 Cascade)

Ewell 1-3 1-2 3, Jones 2-6 1-2 7, Humphreys 6-12 3-5 15, Muniz 1-4 3-6 5, Riley 0-3 0-0 0, Minden 1-2 0-0 3, Bruce 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 5-8 9-10 21, Edwards 0-2 0-0 0, Fife 3-4 7-11 14. Totals: 19-44 24-36 68.

Halftime-- Southern Oregon 23, Albertson College 20. 3-point goals-- Southern Oregon 4-26 (Baker 1-4, Chipps 1-5, Guy 0-4, Strickler 2-8, Killingsworth 0-1, Schemerbach 0-4), Albertson 6-18 (Jones 2-6, Muniz 0-3, Riley 0-2, Minden 1-2, Smith 2-3, Edwards 0-1, Fife 1-1). Rebounds-- Southern Oregon 42 (Baker 13, Chipps 2, Valley 4, Haynes 3, Guy 2, Strickler 2, Schemerbach 2, Logue 2), Albertson 41 (Ewell 5, Jones 3, Humphreys 9, Muniz 1, Riley 1, Smith 5, Edwards 3, Fife 10). Assists-- Southern Oregon 9 (Chipps 1, Valley 1, Guy 3, Strickler 3, Schemerbach 1), Albertson 12 (Ewell 2, Jones 2, Muniz 3, Minden 1, Smith 3, Edwards 1). Total Fouls--Southern Oregon 28, Albertson 21.

Wrestling

ESCOBAR LEADS RAIDERS -- Ryan Escobar came away with the top honor at the 16th annual Oregon Wrestling Classic at the Memorial Coliseum Saturday.

Escobar, one of three individual champions for Southern Oregon University, was selected as the outstanding wrestler for his victory in the 125-pound division at the 19-school tournament.

He had the toughest weight class, Southern Oregon coach Mike Ritchey said. He wrestled his way. He dominated people on top and wore them out.

Josh Morton (157) and Jamie Haddon also captured titles for the Raiders.

Southern Oregon's Matt Armstrong (165) lost 12-6 in the finals to nemesis Daniel Igali of Simon Fraser. Ingali defeated Armstrong for the NAIA national crown last season.

The Raiders received fourth-place efforts from Jesse Mindlin (149) and Dan Sturgell (184).

We had a good tournament, said Ritchey. It was tough competition. To come out of there with three champions and six placers in 10 weight divisions is impressive.