RAIDER ROUNDUP: SOU splits in rivalry games at Oregon Tech
KLAMATH FALLS — Dominique Harding’s two free throws with eight seconds remaining gave the Southern Oregon women’s basketball team its final cushion as the Raiders rallied for a 94-89 win in Cascade Collegiate Conference play on Danny Miles Court Tuesday.
Harding finished with 19 points, four rebounds and three assists to pace Southern Oregon (17-8, 13-5 CCC). Daranda Hinkey added 13 points, two assists and two steals and Kami Walk contributed 13 points and four boards on a balanced night that saw five Raiders reach double figures.
Also for SOU, which trailed 43-41 at halftime, Bryanna Raff had 12 points and three steals and Kalie Iwami chipped in with 12 points and two assists. Syd’Nee Fryer also came away with five of SOU’s 15 steals.
The Raiders finished 13-for-25 (52 percent) from 3-point range to pull away from Oregon Tech (15-11, 9-7), with eight different players connecting from beyond the arc.
Abby Kreiser had 22 points and six assists to pace Oregon Tech, which also got 18 points, five rebounds and three assists from Makaila Napoleon and 16 points and five boards from Amanda Constant.
OREGON TECH 82, SOU 78: At Klamath Falls, senior guard Mitchell Fink scored 24 of his 28 points in the second half and 12th-ranked Oregon Tech held on for a win over No. 8 Southern Oregon, which had won five straight, at Danny Miles Court.
Fink, the two-time Cascade Conference Player of the Year, was limited to 9-for-24 shooting but had nine assists and came up big out of the gate after halftime, knocking down his first three 3-point attempts to push a 36-33 Owls lead into double figures. OIT led for the final 25 minutes of the night.
The Owls went to 20-6 overall and 10-6 in CCC play. The second-place Raiders remained two games up on them in the loss column at 20-6 and 14-4.
Raider forward Tate Hoffman had team-highs of 22 points and nine rebounds, shooting 7-for-14 from the field. Aaron Borich scored 13 of his 16 in the second half to go with six assists and Brad Allen contributed 11 points and four boards off the bench.
A four-point play and another 3-pointer from Borich gave the Raiders life in the last minute. Down five with 10 seconds to go, the senior guard’s final attempt from beyond the arc rimmed off.
Matt Van Tassell chipped in 15 points on a 6-for-10 display, helping OIT shoot 49 percent from the field.
Jordan Hunt finished with nine points and Kerry Cook had seven.