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No. 9 Raider women lose second straight

CALDWELL, Idaho — The ninth-ranked Southern Oregon women's basketball team made too many mistakes and suffered its second straight game over and third Cascade Conference contest in a row, 58-33, to College of Idaho Saturday.

The Raiders (12-3, 1-3 CC) committed 43 turnovers and shot just 16 percent from the field.

College of Idaho is now 8-3 and 4-0.

Whitney Owen led the Coyotes (8-3, 1-3) with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Brette Rubie finished with 10 points.

Southern Oregon was led by Jacki Speer's 11 points and 16 rebounds.

The Raiders made just four field goals in the first half and weren't much better in the second half, connecting on just five field goals. SOU also shot just 44 percent from the free-throw line and was held without a 3-pointer.

The Yotes, who led 29-15 at the half, were not much better — shooting 30 percent from the field, making one 3-pointer and shooting just 68 percent from the free-throw line. The Yotes also committed 30 turnovers.

Men's Basketball

COLLEGE OF IDAHO 87, SOUTHERN 78 — At Caldwell, Idaho, a big second half by Southern Oregon (8-5, 0-4 CC) wasn't enough to secure the Cascade Conference victory.

Jarrad Childs scored more than 20 points for the second straight game for the Raiders, finishing with a team-high 26. Joe White and Humphrey Jackson each had 11 points for the Raiders, and Jackson finished with seven assists.

After leading 49-35 at the half, the Coyotes upped their lead to as many as 20 points at 57-37 before Southern Oregon stormed back behind Childs. Childs first hit a 3-pointer and then converted a fastbreak layup to cut the lead to 61-55.

Another Childs 3-pointer cut College of Idaho's lead to 69-64 with 7:30 to play. The Yotes, however, quickly pushed their advantage back to 10 points just over a minute later to take command.

Craig McGree came off the bench for 24 points to lead the Yotes (6-5, 2-2 CC).