Southern Oregon women remain undefeated
The 18th-ranked Southern Oregon women's basketball team stayed perfect on the season with a 97-92 victory over Great Falls Friday night in Great Falls, Mont.
Southern Oregon improved to 5-0 on the season and faces Montana State-Northern tonight.
SOU's Jacki Speer had her fifth straight double-double of the year with 31 points and 10 rebounds. The 31 points mark the third time this year Speer has gone over 30 points in a game.
Speer took another step up SOU's career scoring ladder, passing Denise Berry for fourth on the all-time list. With her 10 rebounds, Speer joined Julie Finch as the only Raiders to have over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds during a career. The senior's 17 made free throws rank second all-time.
Lindsey Scheffler had a career-high 19 points and Gabe Johnson finished with 12 points.
Southern Oregon shot just 33 percent in the first half and held a 44-40 advantage at the half. In the second half, both teams let loose offensively with SOU shooting 55 percent from the field and Great Falls shooting 51 percent.
SOUTHERN OREGON 78, PACIFIC UNION 76 — At Klamath Falls, senior Humphrey Jackson scored the last five points as Southern Oregon edged Pacific Union.
Jackson finished with 19 points and five assists. Roland Johnson and Trevor McCay both came off the bench for 13 points, and Johnson added 10 rebounds. Armani Jackson and Justonn Smith both had 11 points for the Raiders.
The 13th-ranked Southern Oregon volleyball team hopes to continue its recent trend of home dominance tonight when the Raiders host 21st-ranked Lewis-Clark State in the opening round of the NAIA Volleyball National Championships at McNeal Pavilion.
Tonight's match starts at 6, and tickets are $8 for reserved seating, $6 for general admission and $2 for students. Passes and season tickets are not valid for the match.
The winners of the 12 opening-round matches advance to the national championships in Sioux City, Iowa, on Dec. 1-5.
The Raiders have won 20 of the last 21 matches at McNeal dating back to last season and are 64-6 dating back to the beginning of the 2004 season. Three of the six setbacks have come to top-ranked Fresno Pacific.
This year marks SOU's fourth trip to the national championships and first since 2004.