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Oregon Tech Opens Conference Play with 91-71 Victory over Warner Pacific

Dec 06, 2013

Karly LeVeque handed out 10 of Tech's 26 assists, as the Owls opened up CCC action with a 91-71 win over Warner Pacific tonight at Danny Miles Court. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
Karly LeVeque handed out 10 of Tech's 26 assists, as the Owls opened up CCC action with a 91-71 win over Warner Pacific tonight at Danny Miles Court. (photo by Kelly Caleb)

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech hit on 50.9% from the field, including an 11-for-21 effort from the 3-point line, to earn a 91-71 victory over Warner Pacific College tonight in the opener of Cascade Collegiate Conference women’s basketball action.

Oregon Tech improved to 11-0 overall and 1-0 in the CCC standings.  The Owls, weather permitting, will host Concordia, losers at Southern Oregon by a 117-94 final, Saturday at Danny Miles Court beginning at 5:30 p.m.  WPC fell to 3-6 on the year and 0-1 in CCC action.

After a third tie to open the contest, Warner Pacific took their only lead at 9-7 on a Megan Tullis basket.  Kassi Conditt would answer for Tech to tie it back up at 9-9, the fourth tie of the game, and when Karissa Dixon connected from long range at the 14:28 mark, it was all Owls for the remainder.

Tech took its first double digit lead, 22-11, on a Tess Armstrong triple nearing the midway point of the opening period, with the teams trading baskets over the last 11 minutes, as the Owls held a 44-34 advantage at the break.

An 8-2 run to open the second half pushed the Owls out to a 16 point lead, eventually taking their first 20 point advantage, 59-39, on another Armstrong trey with 14:32 to play.

The Owls would go up by as many as 27 points, 72-45, cruising over the remaining nine minutes to earn the 91-71 win.

Tess Armstrong recorded a game-high 20 points on an 8-for-11 effort from the floor in the Owls victory.  Karissa Dixon filled the stat sheet with 13 points, six rebounds and six assists with Karly LeVeque dishing out 10 assists to go with her nine points and five boards.  Kassi Conditt chipped in 12 points and blocked six shots while adding five rebounds.

Jordan Wilcox led the Knights with 16 points, followed by Ali Campbell with 12 and Jacki Cannon with 10.  Campbell nearly reached a double-double with nine boards, followed by Cannon with eight.

Oregon Tech finished the night 29-of-57 from the field (50.9%) and 52.4% from long distance (11-of-21).  The Owls would hold a 41-40 edge on the boards.  WPC shot at a 31.7% clip (20-of-63) and 8-for-22 from the 3 point line (36.4%).  As a team the Owls totaled 26 assists against 14 turnovers with the Knights turning it over 15 times while recording 12 assists.

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