SOU ROUNDUP: Corban tops SOU to salvage weekend split
ASHLAND — Jordan Newt hit all four of his 3-point attempts in the second half, where he scored 15 of his 22 points and enabled Corban to hold off Southern Oregon for a 74-67 win Sunday afternoon at Lithia Motors Pavilion.
The Warriors (11-3, 6-2 Cascade Conference), who blew a 12-point lead in Saturday night’s loss to the Raiders, bounced back by forcing 17 turnovers.
After erasing most of an eight-point deficit at the end of the first half, they started the second on an 8-0 run and were in front the rest of the way.
SOU guard Tez Allen followed Saturday’s near-triple-double with his third double-double of the season, recording 17 points, 12 rebounds and two steals.
Brad Allen went 4-of-6 with 12 points and six rebounds off the bench, and the Raiders got 10 second-half points and 11 total from freshman reserve Elijah Jackson.
Raider forward Josh Meyer scored 11 and had eight rebounds. His 3-pointer reduced Corban’s lead to three with six minutes to play before Newt responded with a three-point play.
Up five with 3:19 left, Newt put the game away with a triple.
The senior also had four steals.
Kendall Moore chipped in 10 points and three assists for the Warriors.
SOU (3-3) will play three more at home next week —Wednesday night against Humboldt State (Calif.), and Friday and Saturday against Warner Pacific.
SOUTHERN OREGON 2, HUMBOLDT STATE 1: At Ashland, Southern Oregon ended the spring season on a high note, knocking off NCAA Division II foe Humboldt State (Calif.) at Raider Stadium on Noah Addie's go-ahead goal in the 70th minute.
The first-ever counting matchup between the teams was also the Raiders' first game since COVID-19 protocols put them on pause following their March 22 win over Warner Pacific, ending their Cascade Conference campaign. They finished the season with a 4-1 record.
Humboldt State (1-1) was first on the board in the 63rd minute, when SOU keeper Liam Kalhagen made a diving save of Yushi Katu's shot but Thomas Augee streaked in for the put-back.
Just 34 seconds later, the Raiders got an equalizer on Alan Gaytan's third goal of the season — a penalty kick that was created when HSU keeper Jacob Cotton misplayed a ball and subsequently drew a yellow card for pulling Sam Walker down in the box in an attempt to stop an easy score.
Six minutes after that, Moises Hernandez dribbled down the right sideline and made a pretty pass through the defense to Addie streaking into the box, and Addie skipped it past Cotton for the lead.
Kalhagen came up with three saves, his best of the day in the 88th minute on a leaping grab of Christian Gonzalez's bicycle kick that would have tied the score.
Moments earlier, HSU's Marcus Abdel-Malek hit the right post with his equalizer attempt.
Hernandez's assist was his second. He capped the spring as SOU's points leader with six.