Monday, December 9, 2019 – 03:30 PM
Kirkland – Northwest heads to the ultimate week with an A-plus weekend after knocking out one of the best participant at Oregon Tech Saturday, 80-68.
The large victory got here 24 hours after the unclassified Eagles certified to No. 17 Southern Oregon.
Ryan Ricks, who received the three-point recreation winner on Friday, scored 28 on Saturday.
"What a weekend," mentioned the top coach of NU Jeff Drinkwine. "I believe we carried out higher tonight than final evening, and Oregon Tech was robust till the final minute in 40 bodily minutes of intense basketball. I regarded up with 23 seconds remaining, and I believe we have been awake 14. I advised Zach (Smith , assistant coach) that the clock can't work quick sufficient. Oregon Tech is a champion staff. They’re just like the New England Patriots, they usually’re by no means out of it. "
Though the ILO didn’t set up the large rally, it was the Eagles who stored a agency hand within the lead.
Northwest dragged Eight-7. The sport was tied till the 14:01 mark of the primary half, however the Eagles took a 14-12 lead in a Dejwan Walker basket to take the lead ceaselessly on the 13:40 mark of the primary half.
The Eagles led by as much as 12 factors within the first half in consecutive Ryan Ricks baskets for a 37-25 lead with 2:42 remaining within the center. Northwest led 41-34 in half.
Northwest led 54-44 with 12:38 to play, however the ILO All-American Mitchell Fink scored eight factors and had an help in narrowing the hole to 59-56.
"Mitchell Fink put the staff on his again there for some time, and that's one thing he can do," mentioned Drinkwine.
Ricks received an offensive rebound and fed Tanner Davis a basket for a 64-59 lead, and Ricks related in consecutive triples to ship a 70-62 lead with Four:48 remaining. One other basket of Ricks after which two free throws put the Eagles forward 74-62 with three:01 left.
"Ryan simply stepped ahead and felt it tonight," mentioned Drinkwine. "We had loads of guys. DJ (Walker) performed nicely. It was only a full staff effort. I felt that final evening, we have been pushing slightly as a result of we hadn't gained in a very long time. Tonight, we have been sharing the ball once more and working." .
Christian Hakilimali failed with 16 factors, Hussayn Ford had 15 factors and a dozen rebounds, and Walker added 12 factors and 4 assists.
Fink scored 21 for the Owls, whereas Seth Erickson had 14 factors and 9 rebounds.
NU, now 6-Four total and 2-Zero on the Cascade Collegiate Convention, takes the ultimate week off and returns to motion on December 20 in Corban.
The Owls, now 10-1 on the whole and 1-1 on the CCC, host the Idaho Faculty on December 20.
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