KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – No. 21 Oregon Tech (1-2) came back from a string of losses to earn their first win of the season on Saturday night at Danny Miles Court, taking down Pacific Union (0-3) 84-46.
"It was nice to be back home playing in front of our fans," said OIT Head Coach Scott Meredith. "It was a great team effort with 23 assists on 31 made baskets and 11 of our 12 players scored. Defensively we were solid. I'm very happy with how we played the game at both ends."
The Lady Owls fell behind for a short time in the first period, but back-to-back three-pointers from sophomore Kristin Farrell and freshman Eastyn Reeves led into a 10-0 run to the lead, which they held for the rest of the quarter.
Tech powered into the second quarter, going on a 13--2 run to reach a 26-point lead and finish the half with a 44-20 advantage.
A 14-4 run in the third quarter and an 8-2 run in the fourth boosted the Owls to their largest lead of 36 points despite increased effort from the Pioneers.
Sophomore Kylie Meadows scored a career-high 12 points to lead Oregon Tech and shot with a 67% average. She was followed by junior Amanda Constant, who scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds. Farrell scored all nine of her points in the first half, sinking three from long range.
Freshman Maddyson Tull and sophomore Courtney Clemmer added nine and eight points, respectively and each grabbed seven rebounds. Junior Abby Kreiser scored eight and had two steals in her first game of the season.
Elissa Root led Pacific with 15 points, scoring 5-of-11 on the night. Olivie Crigler followed up with nine points and Huei-Anh Spencer grabbed seven rebounds for the team.
Tech shot with 47.7% accuracy while the Pioneers struggled with a 31% average.
The Owls held a major 48-29 rebounding advantage and a 23-5 assisting edge. OIT took 45 points from their bench to Pacific Union's nine.
The Hooters forced 18 turnovers to PU's 12, taking an additional 29-8 advantage.
The Lady Owls will travel to McMinnville, Oregon to challenge Linfield University on Sunday evening at 6:00pm before returning home for the Lithia-Oregon Tech Classic, facing off against UC Merced on Friday, November 15th at 5:30pm and Simpson University on Saturday, November 16th at 5:30pm.
November 10, 2019