KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Carrie Thibault nailed six 3-point field goals and the Lady Owls forced Corban into 20 miscues, as No. 14 Oregon Tech earned an 80-57 win in Cascade Collegiate Conference action tonight at Danny Miles Court.
Oregon Tech moves to 15-2 overall and 3-2 in the CCC standings. Corban goes even at 8-8 on the season and after losing their first conference game of the year falls to 3-1 in CCC play.
Leading by just two points, 15-13, 11 minutes in, Oregon Tech’s Mckensey Peters spun to the basket for a field goal, while Carrie Thibault drilled the first of six from long range on the next possession. Kassi Conditt capped a 10-2 Owl run to give the home team its first double digit lead, 25-15, with 8:14 to play in the first period.
Kelli Christenson and Julia Young answered for Corban on their next two trips down the floor to close the gap to six points, 25-19, but that would be as close as the Warriors would get for the remainder of the game.
The Owls would outscore CU 18-5 over the next seven minutes of play and take a commanding 43-24 advantage into intermission.
Back-to-back triples from Corban’s Megan Benedict and Jade Lowery to start the half got a quick timeout from Tech, but the Owls would score the next seven to push the Owls to a 20 point lead, 50-30, with 16:24 remaining.
Tech would stretch their lead to as many as 27 points before settling for the 80-57 win.
Carrie Thibault led all scorers with a game-high 18 points to go with three assists, with Mckensey Peters and Kassi Conditt recording 11 points each in the win. Conditt would add a team-high seven rebounds and game-high five assists and three blocks.
Katherine Salsness was a perfect 4-of-4 from the field to lead Corban with nine points. Sadie Pilgeram added eight points with Tara Vanweerdhuizenchipping in seven points to go with a game-high 11 rebounds and two blocks.
Oregon Tech next hosts Northwest Christian University, while Corban travels to Ashland to play Southern Oregon University. Both games on Saturday tip-off at 5:30 p.m.