PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Tech (10-5, 4-1 CCC) outscored Multnomah University (7-7, 3-3 CCC) 23-3 in the third quarter to break open a close game on the way to a 65-47 Cascade Conference win Saturday in Portland.
"I'm very happy to get the win tonight after such a long layoff," said Head Coach Scott Meredith. "I thought we had one of our best defensive efforts of the season when we held Multnomah to 3 points in the 3rd quarter. While we shot the ball well overall, we were poor from the free throw line and that needs to improve. Nevertheless, our girls took care of their business and are excited for tomorrow's matchup with Warner Pacific."
Oregon Tech took a major advantage in rebounding, grabbing 51 to the Lions 29. Sophomore Amanda Constantleading the way with 11. Senior Megan Morris led the Owls in scoring with a game high 19-points and while adding 8 boards in the win.
For Multnomah, Alaygza Portis, Sequoia Wheeler, and Bethany George each scored 9 points.
The Lions faced 16 turnovers but dealt 17 to OIT. However, Tech led 8-5 in points off turnovers.
The Owls dominated in the paint, outscoring MU 48-22.
OIT also took a 22-15 advantage from their bench and had a slight 10-8 advantage in assists.
The Lady Owls will remain in Portland to play Warner Pacific University on Sunday at 5:30 pm a game that can be heard on 104.3 and 960 Sports with Mike Garrard and Bobby Thompson starting with the Scott Meredith Coaches' Show at 5:00 pm.
Press release from Oregon Tech Sports Information
@ Warner Pacific University (Ore.)
12/30/18 | 5:30 PM