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Loftstedt takes second at Southern Oregon Open

Sophomore Mitchell Lofstedt took second place to lead top-ranked Southern Oregon at Saturday's Southern Oregon Open at McNeal Pavilion.

Lofstedt, the NAIA's top-ranked 125-pounder, rolled into the championship match. Lofstedt scored a 30-second pin of Lassen's Ramon Sam Martin in the opening round and then scored a 19-3 technical fall over Southwestern Oregon's Thomas Gowing to advance to the finals.

In the championships match, Lofstedt dropped his first match of the year, falling to Oregon State unattached wrestler Jason Lara, 10-4.

Sophomore Tommie Hooper, ranked second in the NAIA, bounced back after losing in the semis at 157 to score a 17-0 tech fall victory for third place.

Also for SOU, Justin Mills took fourth place and Jimmy Eggemeyer took fifth place at 149, and Ron Lee took fourth and John Harrison took fifth at 197.


COLLEGE OF IDAHO 3, SOUTHERN OREGON 1 — At Caldwell, Idaho, eighth-ranked College of Idaho knocked off 13th-ranked Southern Oregon 25-16, 25-15, 22-25, 29-27 to win the Cascade Conference Postseason Tournament title.

Southern Oregon (24-3) must wait until today to see if they earn an at-large berth to the NAIA National Championships.

Women's Basketball

SOUTHERN OREGON 82, HOLY NAMES 79 — At Ashland, Jacki Speer had 20 points and 28 rebounds as the 18th-ranked Raiders defeated Holy Names in overtime at McNeal Pavilion.

Southern Oregon improved to 4-0 on the season with the victory. Holy Names dropped to 2-2 on the season.

Speer finished with her fourth straight double-double with 22 points and 28 rebounds. The 28 rebounds set a school single-game record and she also moved into second all-time in rebounds with 996 for her career.

Krystal Smith and Emily Brookins also finished with double-doubles.

Smith had 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Brookins had 11 points and 10 boards. Lindsey Scheffler finished with 11 points.