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Thompson, Weber to play in all-star game

Southern Oregon seniors Eric Thompson and Tim Weber aren't done playing college basketball after all. The only two players who will graduate off the 2014-15 Raiders' roster were invited on Monday to play in the second annual NABC-NAIA men's Basketball All-Star game Saturday in Kansas City, Mo. 

Thompson, a 6-foot-8 forward, and Weber, a 6-foot-8 guard, will take the court for the senior all-star game at 6 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium following the NAIA Division I quarterfinals. The Cascade Conference will be well represented in Kansas City. Joining Thompson and Weber will be College of Idaho standouts Demetrius Perkins and Marko Kovacevic, and the Division II team will be coached by Oregon Tech's Danny Miles.

Thompson and Tim Weber, both of whom were also named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes on Monday (along with teammates Joel Spear and Justin Martin and SOU women Carly Meister and Kristen Schoenherr) helped the Raiders advance to the NAIA Division II quarterfinals for the second time in program history last week. The Cascade Conference all-stars have another important distinction as well — they were the two constants during the most successful four-year run in team history.

Thompson is SOU's all-time leader in points (2,465) and 3-pointers (283) and ranks third on the school's all-time rebounding list (950). Weber was the nation's leading assist man this season, averaging 7.8 per game, and set SOU's single-season record for assists with 281. He also led the nation in triple doubles with four.

Track and Field

Southern Oregon senior hurdler Amelia Maguin was named the Cascade Conference women's track and field athlete of the week on Monday.

Maguin won the 400-meter hurdles in 1 minute, 0.84 seconds and helped the SOU 4x400 relay team place second at the Chico State Wildcat Invitational on Saturday. Her 400 hurdles time met automatic qualifying standards for the NAIA Track & Field Championships, and she teamed up with Anna Reitman, Lauren McGowne and Margot Hamman to complete the 4x400 relay in 3:59.34.