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Ashland bounces back at Coos Bay

COOS BAY — Sophomore guard Georgia Williams had 13 points and 11 rebounds as Ashland bounced back from Thursday's last-second loss to advance to the fifth-place game in the Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Invitational with a 43-29 win over North Bend, Friday at Marshfield High School.

Sophomore guard Hannah Teixeira added 11 points and Sadie Kasiah 10 for the Grizzlies (5-6), who will play North Salem today at 10:15 a.m.

Britini Ring led North Bend (1-8) with 12 points.

NORTH BEND (29) Ring 12, Powley 0, Edwards 1, Spence 7, Collicott 0, Forderer 0, Noble 0, Hobson 2, Williams 0, Waddington 0, Oman 2, Barker 5. Totals: 7 14-31 29.

ASHLAND (43) Williams 13, Winner 0, Kuykendall 0, Teixeira 11, Dunn 3, Kasiah 10, Walker 0, Read 2, Brookins 4. Totals: 17 6-10 43.

North Bend 11 5 6 7 29

Ashland 12 13 15 3 43

3-point goals North Bend 1 (Ring 1), Ashland 3 (Williams 1, Kasiah 2). Fouled out Dunn, Ring.

College Sports

Southern Oregon ranks 17th in the final fall edition of the 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics announced Friday.

The Raiders totaled 150 points to sit in the 17th spot, with two fall sports teams earning top-five national finishes to reach that point total. The SOU men's cross country team placed second at the 2012 NAIA National Championships to earn 90 points, while the football team ranked fifth in the final NAIA Poll after advancing to the 2012 NAIA Football Championship Series quarterfinals. The fifth-place finish earned SOU 60 points in the rankings.

Southern Oregon matches last year's fall finish, when the Raiders totaled 149 points to tie for the 17th spot. The athletic department went on to rank 27th at the end of the 2011-12 academic year, the second-highest finish in department history and the second consecutive year the Raiders ranked among the NAIA top 30.

The Cascade Collegiate Conference ranked as one of the strongest conferences in the NAIA during the 2012 fall season, placing two programs in the top 10 (No. 6 College of Idaho and No. 7 Concordia) and four programs in the top 32 (No. 17 SOU and No. 32 Eastern Oregon). The CCC is the only league to place four programs in the top 32.

The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between NACDA and USA Today.

Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 12 sports — six women's and six men's. The first winter NAIA standings will be released March 7.