KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech used a 15-0 second half run to open up just a two possession game, and Head Coach Danny Miles earned career victory 997, as the Hustlin’ Owls got by Corban University in Cascade Collegiate Conference men’s basketball action by a 77-57 final.
Oregon Tech improved to 10-7 overall and 3-2 in the conference standings. Corban fell to 6-7 on the year and 2-2 in CCC play.
A low scoring affair through the first 10 minutes of action saw the teams tied at 14-all before Corban’s Cyrus Ward put the visitors up 16-14. Josh Johnson nailed a 3-pointer after a Tech timeout and the Owls would regain the lead. The teams would trade points for the next five minutes before a Kyle Waits triple put the Owls up for good, 27-25.
Tech would go up by as many as seven points, on three occasions, before holding on to a 40-35 lead at the half.
Josiah Sebens opened up the second half with a trey of his own, as the visitors trailed by just two points, 40-38. Corban continued to hang around, trailing by just a 51-46 score with 13:44 remaining in the game.
Oregon Tech, however, put together a 15-0 run over the next five minutes of play to close out the game. Josh Johnson got his short jumper to fall that began the run with Kyle Waits capping it off on a 3-pointer giving the Owls their first 20 point lead of the game.
Tech would win by the same margin, 77-57.
Four Owls finished in double figures with Kyle Waits leading the way with a game-high 22 points. Derek Evans added 17 points with Josh Johnson chipping in 11 and Brandon Bautista 10 in the win. Waits added eight rebounds and Evans five assists.
Cyrus Ward led the Warriors with 16 points, followed by 11 from Toby Roth. Jordan Carter added 10 in the loss. Ward grabbed a team-high five rebounds and Roth came away with five assists for CU.
Oregon Tech next hosts Northwest Christian University, while Corban makes a trip to Ashland to take on Southern Oregon University. Both games tip-off on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.