PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Tech took an early lead and never trailed, as the Lady Owls downed Concordia University 55-48 in Cascade Collegiate Conference women’s basketball action tonight in Portland. The win moves Tech to 11-5 overall and 4-2 in the CCC.
Nicole Aboumrad led the Owls with 12 points in win at Concordia. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
Tech took control early as the Owl defense held Concordia to just 1-of-10 from the field at the start of the game to run out to a 10-2 lead. The Cavaliers came back with six straight points, but the visitors responded with a 13-4 run that gave the Owls a 23-12 lead with 2:32 remaining in the first half. The Cavs, however, would cut their deficit to five at intermission behind back-to-back treys from Taylor Schaller, as the Owls began the second half with a 23-18 lead.
A 3-pointer from Nicole Aboumrad gave the Owls their first double digit lead of the second period, while back-to-back layups from Karissa Dixon and Maria Ramirez pushed Tech out to a 16 point advantage, their largest of the night, with just under 16 minutes to play.
Concordia would battle back, getting as close as five on five different occasions, but Tech held on down the stretch to earn a 55-48 win over the Cavaliers.
Nicole Aboumrad led all players with 12 points in the game, while Karissa Dixon chipped in 11 for the Hustlin' Owls. Dixon would also contribute 6 rebounds and 2 steals while Kassi Conditt added 7 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and a steal. Maria Ramirez finished with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the victory for Tech.