KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech took a 27-20 lead into the half and methodically pulled away from The Evergreen State in the second period to earn a 61-45 conference win tonight at Danny Miles Court.
Oregon Tech moves to 21-6 overall and 10-5 in the CCC. Evergreen State drops to 5-20 on the season and 3-13 in the conference standings.
Kassi Conditt opened the scoring for Tech, while three Karissa Dixon 3-pointers pushed the Owl lead to 15-3 to start the game. Oregon Tech held on to a 12 point edge before Evergreen State slowed the Owl offense, eventually cutting the deficit to just three points. The Owls would eventually take a 27-20 lead into intermission.
Conditt once again got the Owls on the board to begin the second period, while back-to-back treys from Colleen Hunt, along with a pair of Hunt free throws, pushed the Owls out to a 37-20 lead.
Oregon Tech would go up by as many as 22 points on two occasions before settling for the 61-48 win.
Karissa Dixon, perfect from the field, led all scorers with 19 points on a 7-for-7 effort, including five from long distance. Dixon grabbed four rebounds and added an assist and steal in the win for the Owls. Colleen Hunt added 12 points and a team-high five assists, while Kassi Conditt finished with 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting and Aundrea Albright eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Sadee Jones led the Geoducks with 12 points, while Jessica Edge finished with 10 points. Danielle Swain grabbed a team-high seven rebounds with Mele Rich handing out a game-high six assists.
Tech held Evergreen to just 27.4% shooting, while connecting on 44.7% (21-47), including a 7-11 from the 3-point line. Oregon Tech edged the Geoducks on the glass (40-35), with TESC grabbing 18 offensive compared to just 11 for the Owls.
Oregon Tech will entertain Northwest University tomorrow beginning at 5:30 p.m. Four Oregon Tech seniors, Aundrea Albright, Kaitlin Nielsen, Jazzy McDaniel and Morgan Hofman, will be playing their last regular season home game and will be honored at half time of the men’s contest.
Photo by Kelly Caleb