Warriors hand SOU women first home loss
ASHLAND — A night after scoring 41 at Oregon Tech, Corban’s Jordan Woodvine finished off a memorable road trip by victimizing 19th-ranked Southern Oregon with 26 points and 13 rebounds, hitting four 3-pointers in the second half to close out a 71-62 win at Lithia Motors Pavilion.
With the weekend sweep, the Warriors (13-6 overall, 7-2 Cascade Conference) supplanted the Raiders (12-5, 8-3) in second place and stopped a nine-game losing streak in the head-to-head series.
Up 33-30 at halftime, they took control by starting the third quarter with a 10-0 run that was bookended by Woodvine 3-pointers. After SOU cut it to 54-47 on back-to-back triples from Daranda Hinkey and Ariel Augustine with eight minutes to go, Lindsay Asplund responded a 3 of her own to start a momentum-halting 7-0 spurt.
Emily Yost added a second double-double for the Warriors, finishing with 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting and 11 rebounds. Corban shot 51 percent from the field, the highest clip for an SOU opponent in conference play this season, and had a 26-16 advantage on points in the paint.
SOU finished with a 30-percent clip, though Hinkey went 7-of-12, including 5-of-8 from downtown, to record a team-high 19 points with four assists. Destinee Jones had 14 points and seven rebounds.
The Warriors outscored the Raiders 40-23 in the second and third quarters, during which time Woodvine went 8-of-11 from the field.
SOU plays next week in Washington, Friday at Evergreen (Wash.) and Saturday at Northwest (Wash.).
CORBAN 66, SOUTHERN OREGON 61: Shooting woes cost Southern Oregon again Saturday night in a 66-61 loss to Corban in Cascade Conference play at Lithia Motors Pavilion.
The Raiders missed their first eight attempts in spotting the Warriors a 13-0 lead and wound up shooting at a dismal 29-percent clip, which stopped them from getting over the hump after cutting a 14-point second-half deficit to two with three minutes to play.
SOU (13-7, 3-6 CCC) committed only six turnovers and got up 18 more field-goal attempts than Corban (13-6, 4-5), but the extra chances weren’t enough. They’ve shot 40 percent or worse in four of their last five games.
Corban’s Jaxon Hughes hit his first three triples to finish with a game-high 16 points and Joel Johnson went for 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Warriors’ win was their first in Ashland since 2006. They made six free throws in a row in the final two minutes to secure it.
Tristen Holmes’ 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists led the Raiders. Jordan Hunt posted 15 points and six boards, Teron Bradford scored 11 and Brad Allen had seven points and five rebounds off the bench.
Hunt’s layup trimmed the deficit to 58-56 with 2:44 to go before the Raiders missed their next six attempts.
They’ll be on the road next weekend, playing Friday at Evergreen (Wash.) and Saturday at Northwest (Wash.).