Dominic McGarvey set the tone in the second half as Southern Oregon outscored Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) by 33 points after the break on its way to an 84-50 blowout Friday night at Lithia Motors Pavilion.
With their fifth consecutive Cascade Conference win, the Raiders (17-8 overall, 13-6 CCC) moved into a four-way tie for second place with three games left to play in the regular season.
Six different Raiders scored nine points or more against LCSC (12-13, 9-10) as the team shot 32-of-59 from the field and got over the 50-percent mark for the fourth straight outing. McGarvey, a 6-foot-9 junior forward, scored their first nine of the second half and finished with game-highs of 17 points and nine rebounds. He connected on 7-of-9 attempts.
SOU led 32-31 at halftime and before dominating the second, 52-19. The Warriors hit at just 30 percent from the field over the final 20 minutes, and a 23-4 run had the Raiders up 26 points with seven minutes remaining.
Will Graves totaled eight of his 14 points in the second half and grabbed six rebounds. Josh Meyer had 10 points, six assists and four rebounds, marking his sixth performance in a row with at least six assists. Atmar Mundu scored 11, and Tez Allen had nine points and five assists.
The Raiders have won three in a row against LCSC dating back to last year’s CCC Tournament semifinal round. They took the first matchup this season, 85-81.
Entering Saturday’s 9 p.m. regular-season home finale against Walla Walla (Wash.), they’re tied in the standings with Corban, Eastern Oregon and Warner Pacific. Corban and EOU match up Saturday in La Grande, and SOU visits Corban next Friday.
John Lustig scored 14 points to pace LCSC. No other Warrior had more than seven.