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Speer sets Raider rebounding record in conference defeat

ASHLAND — Southern Oregon senior Jacki Speer set the school career record for rebounds, but Warner Pacific came away with an upset victory over the 12th-ranked Raiders, 61-60, Saturday at McNeal Pavilion.

Caitlin Morgan hit a jumper in the paint with four seconds left to give the Knights the victory.

Warner Pacific improved to 4-5 with the victory and 1-1 in Cascade Conference play. Southern Oregon dropped to 9-1 overall and 1-1 in conference.

Speer broke Julie Finch's career rebounding mark of 1,075, finishing with 13 boards on the night to go along with 15 points. Carly Wood led the Raiders with 16 points and three 3-pointers.

Kristina Schumacher led the Knights with 10 points.

Warner Pacific jumped out to a 34-30 halftime lead after shooting 51 percent from the field.

In the second half, the Knights took advantage of free throws, making 10 of 12.

Southern Oregon shot just 36 percent from the field for the game.

Men's Basketball

WARNER PACIFIC 78, SOU 75 — At Ashland, fifth-ranked Warner Pacific withstood a strong push from Southern Oregon before escaping with a victory at McNeal Pavilion.

Jake Glisson led the Knights (6-3, 1-1 CC) with a game-high 31 points. Jared Mace finished with 17 points and Kaylone Riley had 16 rebounds and four blocks.

Trevor McCay and Ryan Staker both had 15 points for the Raiders (7-3, 0-2), while Humphrey Jackson had 13 points and Drew Herrera finished with 10.

Glisson helped spark the Knights early, hitting three 3-pointers to help the Knights take a 19-13 lead.

After that was a back-and-forth affair.

The two teams were tied at 40-40 at the half and Warner Pacific pushed the lead up to 61-56 with just over 10 minutes to play in the game.

But McCay started to warm up in late in the half and a 3-pointer gave SOU a 62-61 lead.

Jackson hit a 3-pointer to give the Raiders a 67-63 advantage with 7:37 to play and, after Warner tied the game at 67-67, McCay buried another 3-pointer to push the lead back to 70-67.

The two teams were tied three more times before Warner took control late, with a Glisson layup giving the Knights the lead for good at 76-74.