Freshman Hoffman leads SOU past Multnomah

Freshman forward Tate Hoffman put on a show to lead Southern Oregon past Multnomah.

Hoffman hit all nine of his shots, including five 3-pointers, on his way to a 24-point, eight-rebound night, sparking the Raiders to a 96-67 victory in Cascade Conference men's basketball action Friday at Jim Skagen Court.

The win improved the Raiders to 9-6 overall and 3-2 in the CCC. Multnomah fell to 4-10 and 1-4.

Hoffman went 7-for-7 from the field, including 4-for-4 from behind the arc, in a 19-point opening half that helped the Raiders take a nine-point lead into the break, 46-37.

Southern Oregon used an 11-2 run capped by a Kenny Meyer layup to blow the game open in the second half, seizing a 71-54 lead with about 12 minutes to go.

The 29-point final margin was SOU's largest lead of the game.

Hoffman was one of four Raiders in double figures — Ben DeSaulnier had 16 points and four assists, Jason Simmrin 15 points and six rebounds and Jordan Hunt 13 points and three boards. 

SOU shot 55 percent from the field (38-for-69) and dominated inside, outscoring the Lions in the paint 54-32.

Max Upchurch drained 4 of 7 3-point attempts and led Multnomah with 14 points, and Darius Redrick added 11 points and 10 assists.

Women's Basketball

At Portland, Autumn Durand scored seven of her game-high 15 points in the opening quarter as Southern Oregon jumped out to a 17-3 lead en route to a 69-45 victory over Multnomah in Cascade Conference action Friday at Jim Skagen Court.

The win, Southern Oregon's 12th in a row, improved the fourth-ranked Raiders to 12-1 overall and 5-0 in the CCC heading into tonight's clash with Warner Pacific. Multnomah fell to 3-8 and 2-3.

Durand scored seven in a row, including the first of SOU's eight 3-point field goals, to help the Raiders take a 17-6 lead after one quarter and a commanding 38-18 lead at the half.

A layup by Katherine Edmonds capped an 8-2 third-quarter surge by Multnomah cut the Raiders' lead to 13, but that was as close as the Lions would get as SOU outscored Multnomah 22-12 in the fourth to win going away.

Besides her offensive contribution Durand contributed nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Also for the Raiders, Toria Bradford had 14 points, six rebounds and four assists, Tiana Bradford nine points and seven board and Demi Sahlinger seven assists and three steals.

Miranda Schmillen led the Lions with nine points and six rebounds, and Edmonds added six points and 12 boards.

Prep Wrestling

At Medford, Cedar Barnes (170 pounds), Jeremiah Sherrynewby (160) and Tyler Larson (152) each placed third to lead Ashland to a sixth-place team finish in the 14-team Rogue Valley Championships Friday at North Medford High School.

Also for Ashland, Jerrod Reichert (126) fought back from a first-round loss to place fifth.

Joe Zavala is a reporter for the Ashland Daily Tidings. Reach him at 541-821-0829 or Follow him on Twitter at @Joe_Zavala99.

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