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Bench scores 46 points in SOU’s 83-58 triumph at Maritime

VALLEJO, Calif. — Forty-six bench points lifted the Southern Oregon women’s basketball team to an 83-58 win at Cal Maritime in a nonleague game Saturday afternoon at Mayo Hall.

Bree Park scored 12 points on 4-for-6 shooting from 3-point range, and the Raiders went 10-for-20 from outside as a team — matching their most 3s made in a game over the last six seasons. Autumn Durand had 13 points and seven rebounds, and reserve Brenna Anderson went for a season-high 10 points with seven rebounds.

The Raiders improved to 9-1 overall with another nonleague contest coming up against Pacific Union at 1 p.m. today.

Playing with some typical post-finals-week rust, SOU fell behind 30-21 early when the Keelhaulers (5-4) ran off 14 straight points. The Raiders answered by heading into the break with a 16-4 run — during which Park made two of her triples — and took control with another 10-2 surge to start the second half.

The Raiders shot 46 percent from the field (29-for-63) and had a 49-38 rebounding advantage. Alexi Smith pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds to go with seven points and three assists, while Carly Meister added eight boards.

Durand went 2-for-3 from downtown and Kristen Schoenherr converted both of her attempts from outside in tallying nine points. The bench went 16-for-33 as a unit, also getting seven points apiece from Courtney West and Tiani Bradford, who added five rebounds.

“(The bench) stepped up today,” SOU head coach Lynn Kennedy said. “Brenna and Bree made shots and Tiani played great defense.”

Cal Maritime went 7-for-35 from the field after halftime.

SOU also defeated the Keelhaulers 80-48 on Nov. 21 in Klamath Falls.