CALDWELL, Idaho — Southern Oregon missed two free throws and two 3-point attempts in the final seven seconds, including Taylor Roos' 3 at the buzzer, as the 21st-ranked Raiders fell to College of Idaho 77-75 in a Cascade Collegiate Conference men's basketball game Friday at the J.A. Albertson Activity Center.
Eric Thompson led SOU with 20 points, while David Sturner posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Kyle Tedder and Terriel Thomas each finished with 11 points in the loss.
College of Idaho's Curtis Brever scored a game-high 21 points, while Antonio Garrett finished with 17 points and 19 rebounds.
Southern Oregon (15-6, 7-3 Cascade) led for most of the contest, holding an eight-point lead with less than seven minutes to play before an 11-point College of Idaho (10-10, 6-4) rally gave the Coyotes the lead.
A layup by Thompson with just under a minute to play made it a two-point game, but the Raiders were unable to find the net in the final moments of the game to force overtime or earn the last-second win. Roos had the final shot for the Raiders, with his buzzer-beating 3-point attempt from the corner rimming out.
College of Idaho shot 44 percent (30-for-68) in the game, while Southern Oregon connected on 46 percent (26-for-57) of its shot attempts. The Yotes outrebounded the Raiders 43-32 in the game.
The Raiders opened the game on an 11-4 run to claim an early lead, but College of Idaho scored 10 of the next 12 points to take its first lead of the game. The first half remained close throughout, as the lead changed five times with four tie scores in the period.
Southern Oregon built its largest lead of the game midway through the second half. The Raiders twice built nine-point advantages, with Thompson sinking a pair of free throws to put SOU up 63-54 with just under 10 minutes remaining.
The Raiders return to action tonight, when they will head to La Grande for a nationally-ranked matchup with No. 1 Eastern Oregon.
At Caldwell, Idaho, College of Idaho led by as many as 20 points in the second half as the 20th-ranked Coyotes defeated Southern Oregon 85-73 in Cascade Collegiate Conference women's basketball action Friday night at J.A. Albertson Center.
College of Idaho (12-6, 8-2 Cascade) shot 48 percent (33-for-69) while limiting Southern Oregon to 36 percent (29-for-80). Alexi Smith led SOU (15-6, 5-5) with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Carly Meister earned her second career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Melissa Sweat finished with 13 points and Allison Gida 12.
Felicity Jones scored a game-high 23 points, while Dayna Drager added 18 for College of Idaho. Chakala Carthen finished with 17 points, Katelin Shannon tallied 11 and Laura Geis grabbed 11 rebounds.
College of Idaho scored 10 of the first 12 points before Southern Oregon used a 12-3 run to take a 14-13 lead. Geis made a jumper to put the Yotes back up by one before Smith's layup reclaimed the lead for SOU. That would prove to be SOU's final advantage, as Jones hit a 3-pointer at the other end of the court to spark an eight-point streak.
The Yotes stretched their lead to as many as 11 points in the opening half before Southern Oregon pulled within three in the final two minutes before halftime. Five straight points for College of Idaho made it an eight-point game before a pair of Meister free throws sent the teams into the break at 46-40. An eight-point streak midway through the second half gave the hosts an 18-point advantage, and the Raiders never drew closer than 11 back the rest of the way.
At Medford, Jesse Mondry paced South Medford with 12 points on 5-for-9 shooting as the host Panthers breezed to a 63-30 nonconference victory over Ashland, Friday at South Medford High School.
The Panthers (11-4) forced 24 turnovers and had 16 assists on 27 made baskets.
Brandon Robertson added nine points, Mark Winans eight and CJ Keepes pitched in six points and six rebounds.
RJ Atteberry and Steen Fredrickson scored seven points apiece for the Grizzlies (1-12).
ASHLAND (30) Atteberry 7, Kaegi 2, Fredrickson 7, Walters 4, Feinberg 5, Layton 0, Crenshaw 0, Stanley 5. Totals: 12 3-4 30.
SOUTH MEDFORD (63) Carpenter 3, Toreson 2, Garcia 4, Winans 8, Robertson 9, Orndoff 4, Massey 7, Mondry 12, Keepes 6, Monical 4, Lallo 4. Totals: 27 4-5 63.
Ashland 12 8 5 5 30
South Medford 15 22 14 12 63
3-point goals Ashland 3 (Atteberry 1, Fredrickson 1, Feinberg 1), South Medford 5 (Carpenter 1, Winans 1, Robertson 1, Massey 1, Mondry 1).
JV result South Medford won.
Seven South Medford players scored in double figures, including Julissa Tago with a game-high 15 points as the Panthers beat Ashland 95-18 Friday at Mountain Avenue Gym.
Luisa Tago added 14 points and Kylie Towry 13 for South Medford (11-2), which ran its winning streak to six games.
Ashland (6-10) was led by Georgia Williams' eight points.
SOUTH MEDFORD (95) Towry 13, L. Tago 14, Ritter 10, Bolston 10, J. Tago 15, Sleezer 9, Falls 10, Mejia 10, Cox 4. Totals: 41 6-9 95.
ASHLAND (18) Williams 8, Winner 3, Kuykendall 0, Teixeira 3, Dunn 2, Kasiah 2, Walker 0, Read 0, Thornton 0. Totals: 5 7-10 18.
South Medford 33 22 16 24 95
Ashland 4 4 5 5 18
3-point goals South Medford 7 (Towry 3, Ritter 2, J. Tago 1, Sleezer 1), Ashland 1 (Williams 1). Fouled out Williams.
JV result South Medford won.