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Cold Shooting Plagues Oregon Tech

Nov 26, 2013
Mihajlo Matic scord 11 points tonight versus Southern Oregon. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
Mihajlo Matic scord 11 points tonight versus Southern Oregon. (photo by Kelly Caleb)

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech hit just 32.4% of their field goals and Southern Oregon pulled away in the second half, as the Owls fell to the No. 4 ranked Raiders in a non-conference men’s basketball game, 75-59, tonight at Danny Miles Court.

Oregon Tech is even on the season at 4-4 and next travels to Ashland to take part in the Flagship Inn Classic hosted by SOU.  Southern Oregon, meanwhile, improved to 5-1 on the season.

Tim Weber got the visitors on the board first with a 3-point field goal to open the scoring and SOU led the entire way.

With the Owls down four, 19-15, the Raiders used an 8-2 run over the next four minutes to get some breathing room and lead by double digits, 27-17.

Tech, however, turned around with a 9-2 run of their own and closed to within three points, 29-26, with under a minute remaining in the first period before SOU hit a pair of free throws to close out the scoring, as the Owls would trail 31-26 at intermission.

Tech continued to keep it close, trailing by four points, 38-34 four minutes into the second half.  SOU, however, would use an 18-5 push to take control and lead at the midway point by a 56-39 margin.

Oregon Tech would close the gap to 12 points on two occasions, the last with under four minutes remaining but never got it closer, falling to the Raiders by a 75-59 final.

Kyle Waits led the Owls with a team-high 18 points and recorded a double-double with his 11 rebounds.  Mihajlo Matic notched 11 points with Duncan Schramm and Josh Johnson coming away with eight points each. 

David Sturner led the visitors with a double-double, 19 points and 10 rebounds with Tim Weber coming up with 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.  Eric Thompson added 14 points and Jordan West 12 for the Raiders.

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