KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Karissa Dixon poured in a career-high 26 points and Oregon Tech led from start-to-finish as the Lady Owls rolled past Northwest University in Cascade Collegiate Conference women’s basketball action tonight at Danny Miles Court, 87-39.
Karissa Dixon finished 8-of-10 from the floor, including 4-of-5 from long range to finish with a career-high 26 points in win tonight over Northwest. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
The win moves Oregon Tech to 13-5 overall and in a tie for second place in the conference standing with a 6-2 mark in CCC play. Northwest University falls to 2-13 on the season and 1-7 in CCC action.
Back-to-back scores from Maria Ramirez and Karissa Dixon opened up play, while a 14-2 run at the 14:10 mark, capped by a Kiana Caban layup, pushed the Owls out to a 28-13 advantage just past the midway point of period 1. Tess Armstrong gave the Owls a 20 point cushion with 2:51 in the first half, as the Owls took a 42-20 lead into intermission.
Ashley Coila connected on a layup for NU to get the Eagles under the 20 point margin, but that was as close as the visitors would get.
A triple by Nicole Aboumrad put the Owls up 30 points with 15:02 to play. The teams would trade points over the next 5 minutes before the Owls methodically distanced themselves over NU to win by an 87-39 margin.
Along with 26 points, Dixon added 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks and a steal to lead Oregon Tech in the win. Kiana Caban added 13 points with Tess Armstrong following with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Kassi Conditt grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds to go with 6 points, 2 blocks and a game-high 6 assists.
No NU players reached double-digit points with Domi Mendezona tallying 8 points to lead the Eagles. Alyssa Dario, Ashley Coila and Jenna Lewis each finished with 6 points in the loss for NU, with Chanara Greene grabbing a team-high 6 boards.
Oregon Tech shot 50% from the floor (34-68), including a 10-for-21 effort from long range, while holding NU to just 29.4% shooting (15-for-51) on the night. The Owls held a 44-33 advantage on the boards, while recording 28 assists and forcing the Eagles into 19 miscues.
Oregon Tech takes on The Evergreen State College tomorrow, while Northwest pays a visit to Southern Oregon University on Saturday.