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Humboldt too much for Raiders

ARCATA, Calif. — NCAA Division II Humboldt State rolled past Southern Oregon in a men's exhibition basketball game Tuesday, 86-63.

Ben DeSaulnier scored 12 points and Tristen Holmes had 11 for the Raiders. Besides that, the team's performance was subpar from the field (22 of 52) and especially ugly from the free-throw line, where SOU made just 15 of 32 attempts.

The game was not an exhibition for the Lumberjacks. They went to 1-0 behind forward Rakim Brown, whose monster performance included 31 points, 18 rebounds and a 3-for-4 showing on 3-pointers. He helped them dominate the boards (45-27) and was complemented by three others in double figures: Tyras Rattler (11 points), Nikhil Lizotte (10) and Thomas Witzel (10).

HSU, which has defeated SOU in exhibitions four of the last five years, led 46-25 by halftime.

The Raiders (4-1) return to action Friday and Saturday at Oregon Tech’s Midland Empire Insurance Classic against William Jessup and University of California, Merced. Both games tip off at 3 p.m.