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Raiders, Holmes earn CCC's weekly honors

The Southern Oregon University men’s basketball team was selected the Cascade Conference’s Under Armour Team of the Week and senior guard Tristen Holmes the Red Lion Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

The 22nd-ranked Raiders improved to 9-1 with a perfect California road swing, winning 68-61 last Tuesday at UC Merced and 71-68 on Saturday at Menlo (Calif.).

In the Merced game, Holmes keyed a late 14-0 run and delivered the go-ahead three-point play with under five minutes left, finishing with 13 points and nine rebounds. In the Menlo game, Holmes dropped off an assist to Jordan Hunt for the game-winning three-point play with 3.6 seconds left. He also had 12 points, four rebounds and three assists.

SOU starts Cascade Conference play on the road this week, playing Friday at Eastern Oregon and Saturday at third-ranked College of Idaho.

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