SOU men, women defend home court

SOU women obliterate Eastern Oregon

For a team known for its knockout offense, Southern Oregon sure spent a lot of time in the offseason obsessing about the other side of the court.

On Friday, a Cascade Conference team finally got a chance to see what all the fuss was about.

"We kind of have a new defensive mentality," junior guard Whitney Scott said, " so we just really wanted to play tough defense against them and try to make the best statement we could."

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Raider upset is Child's play

Jarrad Childs knew a night like this was bound to come eventually.

The junior guard from Paso Robles, Calif., scored a season-high 36 points, dominating the game from start to finish, as the Southern Oregon men's basketball team built a 21-point lead and held on for an 82-77 upset of fifth-ranked Eastern Oregon at McNeal Pavilion on Friday night in the Cascade Conference opener for both teams.

"We knew we had to step it up," said Childs, who averaged 12.3 points in seven nonconference games that saw the team struggle to a 2-5 mark. "Everyone knew what was at stake."

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