Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Oregon Tech Lady Owls pick up their second win of the weekend over the Walla Walla University Wolves by a score of 84-68, on Sunday afternoon on Danny Miles Court.
In their second matchup, the Wolves came in looking to respond after a tough loss on Saturday night to the Lady Owls. The visiting team's adjustments from game one to game two not only saw them keep pace with the home team, but at the end of the first quarter of play, Walla Walla held a 1-point lead, with the score 16-17.
The second quarter brought out a full-court press by Oregon Tech, trying to force Walla Walla into more turnovers. The Wolves held their own under the pressure and hung right with the Owls. A late offensive surge by Tech stretched their lead to 8-points, after an 11 to 3 run. With the final shot of the half, the Wolves sank a deep 3-pointer, taking the game to 38-33.
The second half of play would see the Lady Owls begin to pull away from the Wolves, as they stretched their lead into double-digits, going on an 18 to 6 scoring run. Walla Walla battled to get back in the contest, but the Owls would not give anything up easily. The quarter came to a close with Tech up 60-45.
In the final stanza of action, Tech kept up their tough play, pushing their lead to as much as 22-points. The home Owls pick up their second win on the weekend by a score of 84-68, and moving into a three-way tie for 4th place in CCC standings with a record of 5-4.
On the night, the Walla Walla Wolves had three players in double-digits scoring, with Sarah Halverson putting up 20-points and Alyssa Blankenship with 18-points, while Michaela Garcia added 13-points and 5 rebounds.
The Lady Owls shared their scoring on the afternoon, with six players all in double-digits scoring. Leading the way was Nohea Waiwaiole with a double-double, scoring 12-points while grabbing 13 rebounds and adding 5 assists. Megan Morrishad 13-points and 6 rebounds, Amanda Constant added 12-points, while Alix Biddington, Bailey Nelson and Mikaela Shumaker all put in 10-points each.
The Lady Owls will hit the road next weekend, as they take on Corban University and Northwest Christian University. They will return home the weekend of January 20th & 21st, as they host Northwest University and The Evergreen State College.
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Written by; Matt Munhall, Oregon Tech Sports Information Assistant - OregonTechOwls.com