Carroll scores 21 to lead Raiders' rout
ASHLAND — Freshman guard Conor Carroll, from Medford, scored a season-high 21 points off the bench, shooting 4-for-4 from outside and 8-for-10 overall, in leading Southern Oregon to a 92-61 victory over The Evergreen State College on Saturday at Mountain Avenue Gym.
Carroll was one of seven players who hit 3-pointers for the Raiders (8-5 overall, 2-1 Cascade Conference). They went 11-for-24 as a team, including a 5-for-9 mark in the second half while turning what was a 41-34 lead at halftime into a rout.
Ben DeSaulnier had 15 points and five assists, Tristen Holmes went for 12 points, six assists and five rebounds, and Tate Hoffman added nine points and five boards.
SOU shot 56 percent from the field (35-of-63), its best mark in a month.
The Geoducks (5-5, 2-2) got a career-high 27 points from Jonathan Jack-Nixon on 10-of-14 shooting, but shot just 33 percent (21-of-63) as a team. Their top scorer, Taylor Drey, went 4-for-11.
SOU 89, EVERGREEN 59: At Ashland, Autumn Durand had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Majerle Reeves went 5-for-8 from 3-point range, and fourth-ranked Southern Oregon won its 22nd straight Cascade Conference home game, over The Evergreen State College at Mountain Avenue Gym.
The Raiders (10-1 overall, 3-0 CCC) led wire to wire for their 10th straight win overall. They were up 24-8 after one quarter and increased it by coaxing the Geoducks (3-7, 2-2) into 26 turnovers. Toria Bradford added 15 points, and Demi Sahlinger and Daranda Hinkey added 10 apiece.
Gabi Fenumiai went 6-for-7 with 15 points to lead Evergreen.