Kassi Conditt opened the 2013-14 campaign with a double-double 14 points and 11 boards in 72-69 win tonight versus HNU. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
OAKLAND, Calif. – Oregon Tech fought past a nine point second half deficit, eventually
taking a lead with under a minute in regulation, and held off NCAA II
Holy Names University 72-69 to open the 2013-14 women’s basketball
campaign tonight in Oakland.
The senior duo of Kassi Conditt and Karissa Dixon led the Owls with 14 points each, with freshman Ashley Vandenbrink chipping in 13 points off the bench leading Tech to the win. Conditt finished with a double-double effort after grabbing 11 rebounds to go with three assists and three blocks. Dixon’s 14 points all came in the second stanza as the CCC preseason Player of the Year added seven rebounds and six assists in the contest. Vandenbrink finished with six rebounds and four assists. Carrie Thibault would net seven points with six each coming from Karly Leveque, Maria Ramirez and Karissa Harbick.
Holy Names would outrebound the Owls 40-38 with Tech handing out 19 assists to 14 turnovers in the contest. Tech would shoot 25-for-59 (42%) overall, finishing 8-of-19 from the three point line and just 14-for-24 from the charity stripe.
Next up for the traveling Owls will be UC-Merced beginning tomorrow at 2 p.m.