Karly LeVeque (Left) and Tess Armstrong (Right) Scored 14 Points Each Leading OIT to 91-73 Win (Photo by Kelly Caleb)
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. –Oregon Tech improved to 14-0 on the season with a 91-73 win over Pacific Union Tuesday night at Danny Miles Court. No. 14 Oregon Tech only led by three points at the half 46-43 as the Pioneers didn’t miss from long range hitting 8 of 8 three point shots in the half. Oregon Tech would have 5 players score in double figures as the Owls pulled away in the second half going up by as many as 24 points before settling for the 91-73 win.
Pacific Union College (3-9) came into the game shooting 29% from long range on the season; however they shot an inspiring 71% on the night from long distance, hitting on 10 of 14 to stay with the
The game had 6 lead changes early with the Pioneers taking their largest lead at 19-14 on an Amber Washington jumper with 13:45 remaining in the first half. The Owls then went on a 22-4 run to take a 36-23 lead on a 3-pointer by Karissa Dixon with 7:31 remaining in the first stanza.
Pacific Union would then go on an 11-0 run to cut the OIT lead to 36-34 on a 3-pointer by Haley Rivas with 4:14 to play. Tech answered with a 6-0 run to go up 42-34 on a McKensey Peters jumper with 3:00 minutes left in the half.
The Pioneers made it a one point game at 44-43 with 31 seconds left on an Alexia Martin jumper. Carrie Thibault gave OIT a 46-43 halftime lead, hitting a jumper with 10 seconds remaining.
The Owls would open up the second half on a 19-6 run over the first 8 minutes and never looked back outscoring the Pioneers 45-30 in the half to win 91-73
Oregon Tech was led in scoring by Karly LeVeque and Tess Armstrong with 14 points each, followed by 12 points from Karissa Dixon, 11 points from Kassi Conditt and 10 points from Peters.
Pacific Union was led by Haley Ryals who had 26 points and Victoria Aguilera’s 16 points.
Oregon Tech will return to Cascade Collegiate Conference play Friday and Saturday traveling to Caldwell, Idaho on Friday, and La Grande, Ore. on Saturday with games against College of Idaho and Eastern Oregon respectively.