Karly Leveque scored a career-high 18 points in win over William Jessup. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Sophomore Karly Leveque and freshman Ashleigh Vandenbrink notched career-highs and Oregon Tech got by William Jessup tonight at Danny Miles Court in day 2 of the Midland Empire Insurance Classic by a 78-61 final.
It is Oregon Tech’s second win over WJU, as the Owls ran their overall mark to 7-0 on the year. William Jessup, meanwhile, falls to 3-6 on the season. The Owls will next travel to Ashland to take on New Hope Christian and NW Indian College at the Southern Oregon Classic.
It didn’t take long for Karly Leveque to catch fire, hitting her first attempt from the 3-point line, as Tech would never trail.
WJU kept things close over the first six minutes of play, however a 13-4 Owl run pushed Tech into a double digit lead, 24-13, with nine minutes to play in the period. The Owls would eventually take their largest lead of the half into the locker room, 43-29.
A 6-1 spurt to start the second half pushed the Owls to a 49-30 lead, their biggest margin of the game, as the home team looked to run away with the game.
The teams traded points over the next seven minutes before the Warriors shooting took off, contributing to a 17-7 run, and just an eight point deficit with 5:20 remaining in the game.
The Tech defense would tighten up and the Owls closed out the game with a 14-5 push to win by a 78-61 final.
Karly Leveque would net a game-high 18 points, followed by 17 points from Ashleigh Vandenbrink. Kassi Conditt recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds to go with five assists in the win. Maria Ramirez added four points and seven assists to go with her game-high 14 rebounds.
Three Warriors finished in double figures led by a team-high 15 points from Sarah Petersen. Cara Watts and Olivia Nelson added 10 points in the loss for WJU.