Ashleigh Vandenbrink led Tech with 14 points in loss to Eastern Oregon. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
LA GRANDE, Ore. – Cold shooting once again plagued the Owls’ chances as No. 14 Oregon Tech connected on just 28.3% of their tries in a 68-50 loss to No. 24 Eastern Oregon University in Cascade Collegiate Conference women’s basketball play tonight in La Grande.
After winning 14 in a row to start the season, Oregon Tech falls to 14-2 overall and now 2-2 in CCC play. Eastern improved their overall mark to 12-4 and are perfect in conference play at 4-0.
10 Owls registered points, but just two reached double figures, as Ashleigh Vandenbrink led Tech with 14 points. Vandenbrink hit two of Tech’s three triples on the night. Karissa Dixon netted 10 points in the loss for the Owls. Kassie Conditt grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and tied Karly LeVeque for game-high honors with three assists.
Brittany Newcomb recorded a game-high 29 points, including 16-of-16 from the free throw line in the win for EOU. Kassy Larson, in a reserve role nearly got her double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds. Nicole Redd notched 10 points and seven rebounds.
Tech found the bottom of the net just 17 times in 60 attempts as EOU held the Owls to a season-low 28.3% shooting. The Owls hit only 3-of-19 from long range, while hitting 13-of-18 attempts at the charity stripe. EOU held a 42-35 rebounding edge, while Tech forced the Mountaineers into 25 turnovers on the night.
Eastern Oregon hit 18-of-48 shot from the field (37.5%) and just 3-of-12 from the 3-point line. Eastern got to the free throw line 35 times converting on 29.
After remaining idle for the next two weeks the Owls will host Corban University and Northwest Christian University on January 3rd and 4th.