SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Tech (14-4 CCC, 20-8) advanced to second place in the Cascade Conference Saturday winning their 10th game in row as they came back in the second half of the game, outscoring No. 19 Corban University (13-4 CCC, 19-8) 13-7 in the third quarter and using a 19-2 run in the final stanza to lift them to the 49-39 upset victory.
"I am so happy for our players tonight," said Head Coach Scott Meredith. "They overcame a rough offensive first half and stayed focused throughout the game. They really bought into our defensive plan and executed at that end in the second half as well as I've seen at Tech. It was a win they truly earned."
Kreiser scored a total of 13 points in the game – tying Treasure Farmer of CU for game high honors – and also grabbed seven rebounds and six assists. Senior Nohea Waiwaiole followed with 10 points and nine rebounds, and senior Bailey Nelson grabbed another seven rebounds.
Things didn't look as good for the Owls in the first half of the game as the Warriors came out of the first stanza with a slight edge and then rode a 14-2 run to a 14-point advantage in the second, outscoring OIT 14-6.
Jordan Woodvine added nine of those points throughout the game, with Emily Yost recording another six. Lindsay Asplund and Kendra Murphy grabbed seven and six rebounds for the team, respectively.
Turnovers helped the Lady Owls to regain the lead, as they forced 18 and only committed 10 of their own, outscoring Corban 21-6 in points off turnovers.
Tech led from the bench with a 16-6 advantage.
Both teams struggled to score, with OIT shooting 30.5% and 25% from long range and the Warriors shooting 21.3% and 17.6% at long range.
However, CU was able to take an advantage from the free throw line, going 16-for-18 to Oregon Tech's 9-for-14.
The Lady Owls will return to Klamath Falls on Friday to take on Eastern Oregon University for Blackout for Hunger night and continue to play The College of Idaho on Saturday, with both games starting at 5:30 pm at Danny Miles Court.
vs Eastern Oregon University
2/15/19 | 5:30 PM