Oregon Tech sweeps weekly awards

bobby hunter


LA GRANDE, Ore. — Oregon Tech’s Karissa Dixon and Bobby Hunter have been recognized as Red Lion Players of the Week in basketball for the period ending Jan. 1, the conference office announced.

The honorees:


Oregon Tech’s Bobby Hunter, a 6-0 freshman guard from Reno, Nev., has been named the Red Lion Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 1.

Hunter had a pair of 30-point scoring performances during a split for the Owls. The freshman totaled 60 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and five steals in last week’s games. Hunter shot 64 percent from the field and made nine of his 15 three-pointers.

Hunter, who has scored 30 points in the past three games, was 10-for-14 from the field and 5-of-7 from behind the perimeter against Warner Pacific College Thursday. He made 10 of his 17 shots from the field, including 4-of-8 from three-point range, Friday versus Concordia University.

Honorable mention: Jordan Buhler, Northwest Christian; Erik Cronrath, Corban; Rodney Delgardo, College of Idaho; Michael Greene, Northwest; Jamar Johnson, Eastern Oregon; William Sharp, Warner Pacific; Jourdan Sweeney, Concordia; Terriel Thomas, Southern Oregon; Marice Tolliver, Evergreen.


Oregon Tech’s Karissa Dixon, a 5-11 sophomore guard from Medford, Ore., has been named the Red Lion Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 1.

In a trio of Oregon Tech victories, Dixon averaged 15.3 points, eight rebounds and three assists. The sophomore made 51 percent of her shots from the field, nine of her 18 attempts from behind the arc, and 9-of-12 from the free-throw line.

Dixon helped the Lady Owls win their fourth straight with an 18-point and nine-rebound performance against Concordia University Friday. She was 7-for-13 from the field in that win.

Honorable mention: Aly Bruns, Northwest Christian; Chelsey Christensen, Warner Pacific; Krysten Copeland, Southern Oregon; Jessalyn Jackson, Northwest; Felicity Jones, College of Idaho; Brooke Randall, Eastern Oregon; Rachel Scarpelli, Concordia; Danielle Swain, Evergreen; Tara Vanweerdhuizen, Corban.