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Scott powers Southern Oregon to victory

Junior Whitney Scott went for a game-high 26 points as the Southern Oregon University women's basketball team knocked off Warner Pacific 66-57 Friday in Portland.

The Raiders have now won two in a row to improve to 12-4 overall and 4-3 in Cascade Conference play. Warner Pacific dropped to 8-10 overall and 4-5 in conference action.

Scott went for 17 of her 26 points in the first half. Ashley Baker finished with 15 points and Jacki Speer had 12.

Kelsey Mattsen led Warner Pacific with 16 points.

The Raiders were in trouble early on as they trailed 18-9 with just over 11 minutes to play in the first half before they finally took off.

A Carly Wood 3-pointer got the run started for the Raiders and a three-point play by Speer gave SOU a 21-20 lead with six minutes to play in the half.

Scott then scored five of SOU's next seven points for a 34-26 lead at the half.

Ashley Baker's basket at the 11:49 mark in the second half gave SOU its largest lead at 53-36.

The Raiders travel to Cascade College Saturday night.

Men's Basketball

A 15-4 run late in the second half helped the Warner Pacific men's basketball team score an 86-65 victory over Southern Oregon on Friday.

The 18th-ranked Knights improved to 13-4 overall and 6-3 in conference play. Southern Oregon dropped its third straight and fell to 5-12 overall and 3-5 in league play.

Adam Moore and Jake Glisson both went for 17 points to lead Warner Pacific.

Junior Jarrad Childs led SOU with 18 points and senior Josh McDermott finished with 14.

SOU had trouble shooting the ball all night, making only 37 percent from the field and 54 percent from the free-throw line.

The Raiders came out of the gate strong and five straight points by McDermott gave SOU a 27-23 lead with 9:39 left in the first half.

Warner Pacific came back and tied the game at 31-31 and then started to pull away and led 44-36 at the half.

In the second half, the Knights went on a 15-4 run to put the game away.