Oregon Tech: 55
In desperate need of offense, No. 23-ranked Southern Oregon got it from an unlikely source in defensive sparkplug Danasia Allison to turn its fortunes around Tuesday night against Oregon Tech.
Allison, a 5-foot-5 senior guard, dropped in a career-high 23 points while knocking down 6-of-7 attempts from 3-point distance in driving the Raiders to a 62-55 rivalry win at Lithia Motors Pavilion. The Richmond, Calif., product – perennially among the Cascade Conference’s leader in steals – had only scored in double figures three times and never more than 16 points in her 104 previous outings for SOU, but stepped up time and again to make her team 15-5 overall and 11-3 in the CCC.
Allison hit all five of her 3-point tries in the first half – she’d never before made more than two in a game – and converted a three-point play to get the Raiders out of a 10-point hole.
She stepped up even bigger late. With the Raiders trailing 53-52 and 2:38 to play, she calmly knocked down a 3-pointer from the corner. Moments later, after Clara Robbins grabbed a defensive rebound, Brianna Phiakhamngon found Allison streaking down the floor for a layup that put SOU up 57-53… read more
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