SOU ROUNDUP: SOU rallies late, edges Evergreen
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Southern Oregon women’s basketball team came alive just in time to bank its first Cascade Conference victory against Evergreen (Wash.) on Saturday night.
Trailing by 10 with five minutes to play, the Raiders ended the game with a 23-7 push to steal a 79-73 win at the Costantino Recreation Center. They turned six Geoducks turnovers into 13 points during the game-deciding push and got back-to-back 3-pointers from Dominique Harding after Kenadee Honaker steals to take a 74-68 lead with a minute left.
Harding scored 19 points, shooting 4-of-9 from 3-point range, and had six assists. Syd’Nee Fryer turned in a double-double for the second night in a row with 22 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and four assists, and Honaker poured in a season-high 11 points with four steals and four boards.
With a split of their road trip, the Raiders went to 5-4 overall and 1-1 in the CCC. Evergreen dipped to 0-4 and 0-2.
The Geoducks were in control midway through the fourth, up 66-56 with the ball after an Angela Sikora 3-pointer and an Anna Cook steal. SOU guard Kalei Iwami then came up with the steal that started the rally, dishing off to Fryer for a 3 from the corner.
Daranda Hinkey tied the game for the first time since the second quarter by capping a 10-0 run on a triple with three minutes to go. After the Raiders and Geoducks traded free throws and Honaker forced a turnover, Harding hit the go-ahead 3 from the corner with 1:30 to play.
Honaker’s final steal turned into a Harding make from the same spot on an assist from Fryer.
Hinkey contributed nine points, three assists and two steals, and Bryanna Raff went 3-of-4 with seven points and four rebounds off the bench.
Evergreen reserve Trinity Betoney got loose for 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting, and Jerri Maluyo recorded 14 points, eight assists and three steals.
SOUTHERN OREGON 71, EVERGREEN 54: At Olympia, Wash., Tate Hoffman led four players in double figures with 14 points, six rebounds and four assists, and Southern Oregon held Evergreen (Wash.) to 37-percent shooting in its Cascade Conference win.
After letting a 15-point lead slip away in Friday’s last-second loss at Northwest (Wash.), the 17th-ranked Raiders (6-3, 1-1 CCC) led by as many as 29 late against the Geoducks (3-3, 0-2). They had a 47-26 advantage on the glass, grabbing 16 offensive rebounds to negate a 6-of-26 showing from 3-point range.
SOU WINS THREE: At Roseburg, as part of a four-team round robin, Southern Oregon came out on top by winning 12 of 16 matches to sweep three duals on Saturday afternoon — 39-9 over Southwestern Oregon C.C., 40-5 over Umpqua C.C. and 44-4 over Grays Harbor C.C. (Wash.).
Ten different Raiders earned wins on the day. Olivia Pizano led the way at 155 pounds with shutout technical falls in each of the first two duals, and Kirra Saunders (136) picked up one win by fall, one by decision and another by forfeit.
Macie Stewart (109), Carol Johnson (116), Tara Othman (123), Marissa Kurtz (130), Tristyn Borden (170) and Taea Regua (191) had one pin apiece. Gladdys Palma (155) added a technical fall and Julissa Taitano (143) got a win by decision.
The Raiders won three of five contests against SWOCC, five of six against UCC and four of five against GHCC. They were also gifted a total of 14 forfeit victories.
Their dual record improved to 5-1. They’ll be off until Dec. 20, when they’re scheduled to travel to Rocklin, Calif., for the West Coast Tournament of Champions.