7:30 p.m. – (8) Bushnell at (1) College of Idaho
7:30 p.m. – (7) Oregon Tech at (2) Eastern Oregon
7:30 p.m. – (6) Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) at (3) Southern Oregon
7:30 p.m. – (5) Corban at (4) Warner Pacific
7:30 p.m. – Lowest Remaining Seed at Highest Remaining Seed
7:30 p.m. – Other Quarterfinal Winners (at higher seed)
7:30 p.m. – Lowest Remaining Seed at Highest Remaining Seed

EUGENE – With a 70-61 win against Bushnell and some help elsewhere in the circuit, the Southern Oregon men’s basketball team claimed the No. 3 seed in the Cascade Conference on Saturday at the Morse Center.

Sheldon High product Dominic McGarvey had a successful homecoming with 17 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots as the Raiders finished the regular season at 19-9 overall and 15-7 in the CCC. They entered the night in fourth place, but a Warner Pacific loss left them in a three-way tie for third with WPU and Corban.

Tiebreaker criteria – the teams’ combined head-to-head records – gave SOU the upper hand and a home date at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against No. 6 seed Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) in the quarterfinal round of the CCC Championships presented by U.S. Bank. The two highest remaining seeds will host Friday’s semifinals, and the championship game is set for Feb. 27.

McGarvey, a junior forward, totaled 15 of his points in the first half on 6-of-7 shooting, helping the Raiders take a 38-26 lead into halftime and eventually avenge a 67-66 loss to the Beacons (12-16, 10-12) on Jan. 6. The win was their fifth in a row in Eugene.

SOU led by 17 early in the second half, but Bushnell cut it to 54-49 with nine minutes to play. The Raiders responded immediately, getting a jumper from Will Graves and a 3-pointer from Josh Meyer in succession.

Tez Allen recorded 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with three 3-pointers, five assists, five rebounds and two steals. Atmar Mundu scored 12, while Graves and Meyer added eight apiece.

Kaden Sand scored 18 points and nine rebounds and Spencer Hoffman had 11 and 11 for the Beacons, who were marred by a 4-of-21 display from 3.

The Raiders have won seven of their last eight entering the postseason, boosting their prospective at-large résumé. They’ll attempt to get back to the CCC Tournament championship game for the third time in the last four seasons.

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Photo by Bushnell Sports Info.


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