Raiders snap losing skid in big fashion


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    OLYMPIA, Wash. — With help from 11 different shooters, the Southern Oregon University men’s basketball team matched its highest 3-point make total in the last 20 years in a 107-76 win against Evergreen (Wash.) on Friday night at the Costantino Recreation Center.

    On the heels of a loss to Corban in which they scored 61 points, the Raiders (14-7 overall, 4-6 Cascade Conference) put up 63 and hit 10 3-pointers in the first half against the Geoducks, finishing 16-of-34 from outside.

    Brad Allen and Tate Hoffman, with three apiece, were the only Raiders to make more than one. Allen went 5-of-6 from the field for 13 points and six rebounds, and Hoffman shot 6-of-10 for a game-high 18 points and three boards.

    They were joined in double figures by Teron Bradford (12 points, 3 assists, 3 steals), Tristen Holmes (11 points, 7 assists), Jordan Hunt (11 points, 5 rebounds) and Aaron Borich (10 points, 2 steals).

    In registering their highest point total this season — and hitting the century mark for the sixth time — the Raiders ended a four-game losing streak. They shot 55 percent overall from the field (39-of-71) and 29 of their makes were assisted, as Tez Allen added nine points, five assists and five rebounds.

    A 15-2 Raiders spurt put them in control, 29-13, nine minutes into the game. The lead was 25 by half and up to 36 midway through the second.

    Evergreen (5-13 overall) dropped to 1-9 in the CCC. SOU has won 16 straight in the head-to-head series.

    The Raiders will finish the trip at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Northwest (Wash.).

    Women’s Basketball

    SOUTHERN OREGON 85, EVERGREEN 55: At Olympia, Wash., the 19th-ranked Southern Oregon women’s basketball team collected its fifth win in six games this month by keeping Evergreen (Wash.) winless in a Cascade Conference matchup Friday at the Costantino Recreation Center.

    Junior point guard Daranda Hinkey stayed hot with 15 points, four assists and three of the Raiders’ 13 3-pointers, and Syd Fryer scored 15 of her own on a 6-of-8 night that was complemented by seven rebounds.

    SOU (13-5 overall, 9-3 CCC) moved back into second place in the standings thanks to first-place Eastern Oregon’s defeat of Corban (7-3). The Raiders swept the season series with the Geoducks (0-14, 0-10), against whom they’ve won 13 straight overall.

    They led from start to finish in the latest matchup after Kenadee Honaker opened the game with five quick points. Honaker, a sophomore wing, had four steals — giving her 26 in SOU’s last six games - to help the Raiders force 26 turnovers.

    Destinee Jones added six points, five steals and five rebounds. Ariel Augustine scored 13 and Delaney Sparling had 10, hitting two 3-pointers apiece.

    Hinkey went 3-of-7 from deep, marking her sixth consecutive game with multiple 3s. During that span, she’s combined to go 20-of-39 from behind the arc.

    The Geoducks, who are down to six players, were outscored 52-33 in the second half. Deidra Miller scored a team-high 18 points.

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