Northwest stuns No. 9 SOU in double OT

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kaelan Hicks scored on a rebound follow with one second left to give the Northwest men’s basketball team a 98-96 double-overtime victory over No. 9 Southern Oregon on Friday.

The Raiders tied the game on a pair of free throws by Ben DeSaulnier with 20 seconds to go, but the Eagles avoided a third extra session when Hicks soared in behind Tanner Davis’ contested miss.

A desperation heave by SOU from well beyond midcourt fell well short, dropping the Raiders to 7-4 overall and 2-1 in the Cascade Conference.

Northwest, which was led by Justice Martion’s 24 points and 12 rebounds, improved to 8-5 overall and 2-1 in the CCC.

Kenny Meyer led the Raiders with 18 points, five rebounds and four assists, DeSaulnier had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Conor Carroll 16 points.

The Raiders, who entered the game ranked sixth nationally in field-goal percentage, shot just 40 percent from the floor (30-for-75).

SOU continues its road trip tonight at Evergreen State.

Women’s Basketball

At Kirkland, Washington, Remi Mejia had 18 points and eight rebounds and Casey Williams added 17 points and seven boards as 11th-ranked Southern Oregon beat Northwest 71-52 Friday.

Mejia hit 7 of 17 shots and Williams 7 of 10 for the Raiders (9-1, 2-1 CCC) who outscored the Eagles 30-15 in the second quarter to take a 39-25 halftime lead.

Hannah Carlson paced Northwest with 12 points.

Women’s Wrestling

At Rocklin, California, 15th-ranked Southern Oregon went 2-1 Friday on dual day of the West Coast Tournament of Champions, picking up its first victories of the season after a four-week break.

The Raiders started with a 40-7 loss to No. 6 Emmanuel College (Mass.), in which Nevina DeLuca accounted for their lone win with a pin of Trinity Duarte at 123 pounds. They finished the day, however, by defeating No. 13 Eastern Oregon, 33-11, and No. 8 Grays Harbor Community College (Wash.), 22-6.

Olivia Ioppolo (116 pounds), Alejandra Rodriguez (130) and Latiana Tauaese (191) each won by fall in 41 seconds or less against the Mountaineers, to whom the Raiders had lost earlier this season, 27-21. Nikki Mae Sumagang added a win by decision at 109 pounds, and the Raiders benefited from three EOU forfeits.

Six weight classes were contested in the Grays Harbor dual and SOU won five of them. Ioppolo started it with another pin, taking down her opponent in just 15 seconds. DeLuca followed with an 11-2 win by decision, Rodriguez tacked on her second pin of the day, Kirra Saunders (136) won by decision and Sienna Ramirez (143) finished the perfect start with a 22-second pin. Following four double-forfeits, Nina Pham collected Grays Harbor's only win by technical fall at 109 pounds.

The Raiders improved their dual record to 2-4.

Girls Basketball

Annalise Greif and Jessica Northcutt combined for 34 points, leading Henley to a 62-34 nonleague victory Friday at Henley High School.

Greif, a senior forward, scored 18 points and Northcutt, a 6-foot junior post, added 16 to help the Hornets (4-1) earn their fourth win in a row since opening the season with a loss.

Senior guard Mya Elder Hammond scored 12 points and sophomore post Malia Rodriguez eight for Ashland (0-3).

ASHLAND (34): Altig 0, Voskes 4, Sollinger 0, Barnes 0, Gorringe 0, LaCoste 1, Rich 2, Elder Hammond 12, Summers 6, Witnauer 4, Rodriguez 8, Abel 2. Totals: 16 7-12 34.

HENLEY (62): Fahner 0, Greif 18, Higgins 4, Gonzales 0, Taylor 6, Kaler 6, Smith 2, McLauchlin 6, Decker 4, Loney 0, Northcutt 16. Totals: 25 12-21 62.

Ashland;11;10;9;9;—;34

Henley;18;16;18;10;—;62

3-point goals — none. Fouled out — Rich.

JV result — Henley won.

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