The Southern Oregon men played even with 20th-ranked Warner Pacific for almost 30 minutes before the Knights pulled away for an 83-66 victory Friday night in Portland.

The Southern Oregon men played even with 20th-ranked Warner Pacific for almost 30 minutes before the Knights pulled away for an 83-66 victory Friday night in Portland.

Warner Pacific improved to 20-7 overall and 12-5 with the victory. Southern Oregon fell to 11-15 overall and 3-14 in conference play.Southern Oregon travels to Concordia tonight.

Jake Glisson led the Knights with a game-high 25 points.

Jarrad Childs led SOU with 22 points, while Ryan Staker added with 16 points and eight rebounds.

The Raiders rushed out to a 41-39 halftime lead and continued to keep the pressure on the Knights, knotting the score at 49-49 on a jumper by Childs. The game was tied at 55-all before the Knights took off.

Women's Basketball

Despite a 79-58 setback at Warner Pacific tonight, The Southern Oregon women's basketball team backed into its fourth-straight Cascade Conference berth despite a 79-58 loss to Warner Pacific Friday in Portland.

Warner Pacific improved to 17-9 overall and 12-5 in conference play. Southern Oregon dropped to 18-10 overall and 7-10 in conference action.Thanks to College of Idaho's victory over Evergreen, the Raiders were able to wrap up the postseason berth.Southern Oregon will travel to Concordia tonight.

Women's Tennis

Southern Oregon opened the regular season with a 6-1 setback at NCAA Division I Portland State on Friday.

The Raiders will stay in the Portland area and face George Fox and Seattle University today and Pacific on Sunday.

"It was a good match," first-year SOU head coach Ari Zaslow said. "We were playing against a Division I program, so I expected a battle. This is part of setting the bar high and this is the level we have to play at as we look to have a successful season."

Allison Bostrom got the lone victory for the Raiders, scoring a 6-4, 6-2 victory in the No. 1 singles match.

"She played great," Zaslow said. "She didn't have many errors and hit on a lot of first serves. I couldn't ask for much more from her."

Zaslow also praised the play of Addie Morrow and Katrina Sauer in the No. 3 doubles match and Kayla Carroll in the No. 6 singles match.

Morrow and Sauer were up 6-1 before they fell 9-7 and Carroll loss her match 6-4, 6-4.