Raiders cruise vs. Multnomah, push win streak to 12

    PORTLAND — Heading back out on the road didn't slow down the Southern Oregon women's basketball team, as the No. 9-ranked Raiders rolled to a 86-43 victory over Multnomah on Friday night to extend their winning streak to 12 games.

    SOU (19-1 overall, 11-1 CCC), which throttled Multnomah 90-39 in Ashland on Dec. 30, trailed only once in the game — 3-2 early in the first quarter.

    Four Raiders scored in double figures in the win, led by Sophia Altemus' game-high 19 points off the bench. Toria Bradford finished with 13 points, while both Ariel Augustine and Daranda Hinkey added 10 points apiece.

    The Raiders face Warner Pacific tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Portland.

    Men's Basketball

    Tristen Holmes' 3-pointer with two seconds left in regulation proved to be the difference as Southern Oregon claimed a thrilling 83-80 comeback win over Multnomah on Friday night.

    SOU (14-7, 9-3) trailed 44-30 at halftime but roared back by outscoring the Lions 53-36 after the break.

    Connor Carroll scored a game-high 19 points off the bench to lead Southern Oregon offensively.  Ben DeSaulniwer finished with 18 points, while Kenny Meyer added 10 and eight rebounds in the win.

    The Raiders face No. 15-ranked Warner Pacific tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Portland.

    Boys Basketball

    Jack Courtemanche and Chase Cutsforth both scored in double figures to lead the way in the Marist boys basketball team’s hard-earned 43-38 win over Ashland in Midwestern League action on Friday night in Eugene.

    Courtemanche scored a team-high 12 points, while Cutsforth added 10 points in the win.

    Marist (9-7, 3-3 MWL) led 14-6 after the first quarter and then held a slim 26-24 lead at halftime.

    Anthony Swanson scored a game-high 18 points in the loss, with 10 of those coming in the second half.

    Adam Jones and Lowell Saulsberry each scored six points apiece and combined to hit all four of the Grizzlies’ 3-pointers in the game.

    Ashland (5-11, 1-5) travels to Crater for a 7:30 p.m. league matchup on Tuesday night.

    ASHLAND (38): Pippa 4, Swanson 18, Walner-Sentle 3, Ekwall 1, Jones 6, Shibley 0, Desmond 0, Saulsbury 6. Totals: 15 3-10 38

    MARIST (43): Cutsforth 10, Franssen 7, Cikkubs 3, Weilbrenner 0, Hopkins 0, Zachem 5, Anderson 0, Hart 4, Courtemanche 12, Krier 1. Totals:



    3-point goals — Ashland 4 (Jones 2, Saulsbury 2), Marist 2 (Collins 1, Zachem 1). Technical fouls — None.

    JV score — Marist 43, Ashland 26

    Girls Basketball

    The Midwestern League leaders continued to roll on Friday night, as the Marist girls basketball team claimed a 69-26 win over Ashland in Eugene.

    Sydney Johnson finished with a game-high 15 points in the win for the Spartans, who won their eighth straight game and improved to 14-2 on the season and 6-0 in league play.

    Marist's Emma McKenney also finished in double figures with 11. She also recorded three of her team’s six 3-pointers in the game.

    Freshman Jayd Sollinger recorded a team-high eight points for Ashland.

    The Grizzlies (3-13, 0-6) travel to Crater on Tuesday night for a 6 p.m. contest.

    ASHLAND (26): Altig 0, Sollinger 8, Barnes 0, Moran 2, LaCoste 0, Munson 5, Summers 2, Witnauer 0, Rodriguez 5, Abel 4. Totals: 10 5-14 26

    MARIST (69): C. Eagen 6, Williams 6, Harding 6, Stephenson 3, Elliott 2, Doerr 6, McKenney 11, Ficek 6, Johnson 15, L. Eagen 8. Totals: 27 9-18 69



    3-point goals — Ashland 1 (Munson 1), Marist 6 (Harding 2, Stephenson 1, McKenney 3). Technical fouls — None.

    JV result — Marist won

    College Wrestling

    Devin Poppen moved into a tie for second place on Southern Oregon's all-time pins list, but highlights were otherwise hard to come by as the 10th-ranked Raiders lost to No. 11 Menlo (Calif.), 38-9, with a shorthanded lineup Friday night.

    Poppen, the NAIA's No. 2-ranked wrestler at 141 pounds, logged the 52nd win by fall of his career by taking down Devin Everk in 5:03 to match four-time national champion Brock Gutches in the Raider record book. It was his 14th pin of the season and made him 24-5 overall.

    SOU's only other win came from fourth-ranked Hunter Hodges, who at 157 pounds took a 6-1 decision from Kevin James.

    The Raiders dropped to 9-5 in dual action and 5-3 against Cascade Conference opponents going into their first home contests of the season, Feb. 3 against Warner Pacific and Eastern Oregon starting at 1 p.m.

    Youth Sports

    Friends of Jack will be holding a dodgeball tournament and other Olympic-style events on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Ashland Middle School. Community members are invited to join the fun individually or put a team together for the event that is raising funds for Doernbecher’s pediatric brain tumor research and the Dorr Family Library at Helman Elementary.

    The cost is $5 for students and $8 for adults. The deadline to register is Saturday, Feb. 10, so that a tournament bracket can be assembled.

    For more information, please contact Trish Dorr at 541-778-4960 or via email at You can also find information on the event by visiting the 'Friends of Jack' Facebook page.

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