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Speer, Wood lead SOU past Warriors

KLAMATH FALLS — Jacki Speer and Carly Wood supplied the offense as the 11th-ranked Southern Oregon women's basketball team scored an 81-72 victory over William Jessup Friday in the opener of the Oregon Tech Classic.

Southern Oregon improved to 10-1. William Jessup is 4-8.

Speer turned in her 10th double-double of the season with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Wood came off the bench to pour in 16 points; she had three 3-pointers. Gabe Johnson added 12 points.

Aleta Stamps had 14 points for the Warriors.

The Raiders ran out to a 35-27 halftime lead after a 14-point, 11-rebound effort by Speer. Senior Keri Nakamura ended the half with a steal and a basket for the Raiders.

Southern Oregon moved the lead to 65-51 with less than eight minutes to play after a 3-pointer by Wood and a steal and jumper by Speer.

Wood pushed the lead to 77-59 at the 3:19 mark on a jumper and the cushion was enough for Southern Oregon to hold on.

Southern Oregon faces Bethany today at 3:30 p.m.