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McGowne, Setzer named players of week

ASHLAND — Southern Oregon University's Lauren McGowne and Courtney Setzer on Monday were voted Cascade Conference Red Lion players of the week, the league office announced.

McGowne, a junior from Coos Bay on the 14th-ranked Raider volleyball team, was the setter of the week after leading SOU to a 2-1 record with 161 assists in 13 sets. During SOU's five-set victory Saturday over College of Idaho, McGowne established a career high with 60 assists and became the fifth Raider ever to reach the 3,000-assist mark for her career.

With 3,037 career assists, McGowne is directly behind Lindsey Stone (3,217) on the program list. She and the Raiders (22-3 overall, 15-3 CCC) will finish the regular season Friday and Saturday at Northwest Christian and Corban.

Setzer, a 6-foot freshman post from Crater, dazzled in her debuts for the 16th-ranked SOU women's basketball team this week, first going for 27 points and 10 rebounds Thursday against Simpson — the highest point total for an individual in a Raider opener since 2008 — and then recording 16 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in Sunday's game at UC Merced.

She shot 15 of 26 from the field in the two wins, and on Sunday helped the Raiders overcome a 19-point halftime deficit before making the game-sealing free throws.

Setzer and the Raiders play an exhibition Friday at Boise State.