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Where are they now?

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Ashley Claussen

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Last year’s CCC Player of the Year and All-American Ashley Claussen has landed in the Australian Premier League.

Graduation season

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Seniors at the 2016 Raider Awards

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Last night was the fourth annual Raider Awards (AKA 2016 Black and Red All-Sports Awards) on the SOU campus. Always a fun event, it’s kind of sad to see the seniors go. Most of them will be walking this Saturday at 2016 Commencement.

SOU wins 2015-16 All-Sport Trophy

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Ashley Claussen

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Details here. What the article does not mention is that the Raiders won the trophy despite not having teams in several of the sports (like men’s golf, women’s golf, and baseball).

Elite 8

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Ashley Claussen

@SOURaiders @souwbb

A strong 3rd quarter propelled the Raiders to the quarterfinals this afternoon. Details here.

Saturday’s game against Tabor will be shown at the RedZone at 4 p.m. Southern Oregon’s path to the championship may have become a bit easier as #1 seed St. Xavier and #2 seed Davenport both lost. The Raiders have the chance to get to the finals without facing a #2 or #1 seed. Today’s opponent, Briar Cliff, may have been the best team the Raiders will have to face before the finals. Massey thinks so anyway. Tabor won’t be easy, but they did lose to Briar Cliff earlier this season.

SOU wins conference tourney and the bulk of the awards

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Ashley Claussen

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The Raiders won the Cascade Conference Tournament last night to go along with their regular season conference championship. Today the awards were announced, and, not surprisingly, Southern Oregon dominated them as well. Ashley Claussen won Player of the Year, Toria Bradford is the Defensive Player of the Year, Courtney Setzer is Freshman Player of the Year, and Alex Carlson is Coach of the Year. Autumn Durand and Carly Meister made the All-Conference Team (and could have each been Player of the Year as well were it not for Ashley). More details here.

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Autumn Durand

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Toria Bradford

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Carly Meister

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Alex Carlson

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Courtney Setzer

CCC Championship tonight!

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Tonight’s winner moves on to the national tournament! Tonight’s loser moves on to the national tournament. So what’s the point? Besides winning the conference tournament, if SOU can win tonight, they will likely be a #1 seed in the national tournament (given that three of the teams ranked above the #5 Raiders have lost in their conference tournaments). Being a #1 seed at the national tournament can make a big difference. It means a team doesn’t have to play a team seeded #1 until no earlier than the final four. It means a team doesn’t have to play a team seeded higher than #2 or #3 until no earlier than the elite eight. So tonight’s result does the potential to drastically alter SOU’s final five games.

Here is a look at last year’s bracket. Note that no #2 or #3 seeds made the final four.

Go Raiders!

Raiders may be one win away from a #1 seed

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Ashley Claussen scored 20 points (and also had four assists and two steals) in 23 minutes tonight

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#5 Southern Oregon easily handled Northwest Christian tonight in Cascade Conference semifinal action in Ashland, 92-62. #4 St. Francis was upset at home. #2 St. Xavier also lost at home. SOU’s odds of moving up to the #4 or even #3 spot in the country improved greatly. They will need a win on Monday night against OIT to possibly seal the deal on a well-deserved #1 seed in the national tournament.

Regular season home finale weekend

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Saturday night and Sunday afternoon will wrap up the home games for the regular season for the SOU basketball teams. Incredibly, neither team has lost at home (Ashland High School). Their combined home record is 20-0. Not that the games haven’t been close. The women had to come from behind to beat Oregon Tech this past Tuesday. The men have turned nearly every game into a nail biter, and they rarely lead at half time.

The men should earn at least one home game in the Cascade Conference playoffs. They have to play conference-leading Northwest Christian on the road so achieving all home playoff games will take some work.

The women should have all home playoff games before the national tournament, where they will likely be a #2 seed.

Players of the Week

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Ashley Claussen

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Ashley Claussen was named the Cascade Conference “Player of the Week” for her performance this past weekend. Joel Spear received honorable mention.

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Joel Spear

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Ashley Claussen is averaging over 20 points a game

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The #12 Raiders continued their winning ways this evening over #28 Oregon Tech. Why the coaches have SOU at #12, with only one other undefeated team (#1 Saint Xavier), is a mystery. The other question, which begins to loom large now that SOU has slaughtered 10-2 #24 Warner Pacific and beaten OIT on the road, is will the Raiders finish the regular season without a loss?

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