Coyotes snap SOU's four-game win streak

CALDWELL, Idaho — A pair of late 3-pointers by senior Whitney Scott were not enough as College of Idaho scored a 54-48 women's basketball victory over Southern Oregon Friday in Cascade Conference play.

Southern Oregon (13-9, 6-4 CC) had its four-game winning streak snapped. College of Idaho is 11-9 and 6-4.

Scott led the Raiders with 19 points, including five 3-pointers. Alexi Smith had 10 points and six rebounds.

Meghan Hughes led College of Idaho with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Nicole Bruce had 10 points.

Neither team could get much going offensively. The Coyotes shot just 33 percent, while the Raiders hit on only 28 percent. The teams combined for 58 turnovers.

The second half was back-and-forth with neither team leading by more than four until the 4:21 mark, when a pair of free throws gave the Coyotes a 43-38 lead.

The lead was pushed to 49-42 with three minutes to play, then Scott heated up.

Scott's 3-pointer at 2:45 made it 49-45. Another 3-pointer by Scott trimmed it to 49-48 with 1:15 to play, but the Coyotes made 5 of 6 free throws down the stretch to pull away.

Men's basketball

Southern Oregon fell behind 14-0 and 18-2 and never recovered in an 80-54 loss to College of Idaho at Caldwell, Idaho, Friday.

Sam Osofsky was the lone player to score in double-digits for the Raiders (12-8, 5-5 CC), with 17 points.

Kelly McCarty led the Coyotes (10-11, 7-3) with 22 points.

The Coyotes took the Raiders out of the game early, taking a 14-0 lead with 13:56 to play in the first half. A jumper by Dex Daum seconds later got the Raiders on the board.

College of Idaho led 37-19 at halftime and cruised from there.

College wrestling

The Southern Oregon wrestling team will try to increase its consecutive winning seasons streak to 41 today when it hosts Pacific University at McNeal Pavilion.

The dual is scheduled to start at 5 p.m., which is a change from the original schedule.

Southern Oregon, ranked 11th in the latest NAIA Top 20 rankings, enters the dual with a 7-4 mark and a victory will assure the program's 41st straight winning season.

The Raiders still have duals at Simon Fraser next Thursday and the dual finale on Feb. 5 at home against Montana State-Northern, which will be the same night as the Bob Riehm Arena dedication.

Southern Oregon has now won three of its last four duals and made an impressive run at the NWCA National Duals before falling in the consolation finals.

The Raiders will have three ranked wrestlers in the lineup against Pacific. Austin Vanderford has moved up to third at 174 pounds, while Ron Lee is ninth at 197 and Derek Rottenberg is 10th at 184.

Pacific is winless on the year at 0-9.

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