WARNER PACIFIC ROUTS EOU

January 07, 2002 12:00 am
JUMP SHOT: Eastern Oregon's Luke Neibling puts up a shot over Warner Pacific's Nick Hudson during Saturday's game. (The Observer/PAT PERKINS).
JUMP SHOT: Eastern Oregon's Luke Neibling puts up a shot over Warner Pacific's Nick Hudson during Saturday's game. (The Observer/PAT PERKINS).

By The Observer

A poor shooting second half doomed the Eastern Oregon Mountaineers to their fifth-straight loss Saturday night.

Warner Pacific got 22 points from Andrew Twiss and had four other players score in double figures to lead the Knights to a 93-72 Cascade Collegiate Conference victory over the Mountaineeres at Quinn Coliseum.

Eastern shot 33 percent from the field in the second half after a 50 percent first half. The Mountaineers trailed 41-35 at halftime.

Trevor Exline led Eastern (4-9 overall, 1-5 league) with 15 points and Nate Cauffman added 13.

Eastern played the game without starting guard Jeremy McLean, who has a high left ankle sprain. McLean may return for this weeks road trip to Oregon Tech and Southern Oregon.

WARNER PACIFIC (93)

Twiss 7-13 4-4 22, Best 2-5 4-6 10, Hudson 1-3 2-2 5, Segrin 6-7 3-4 15, Woodlee 5-9 1-4 11, Sandoval 0-1 0-2 0, Sippel 1-2 0-0 2, Huston 1-1 0-0 3, Walker 1-3 1-4 3, Decker 1-3 0-0 3, Toney 2-6 2-2 8, Tillman 3-7 5-6 11. Totals: 30-60 22-34 93.

EASTERN OREGON (72)

Cauffman 5-9 0-0 13, Toby 1-4 0-0 3, Exline 6-16 3-6 15, Neibling 1-5 4-4 7, Williams 0-2 4-5 4, Hayes 1-3 0-0 2, S.Collins 2-5 0-1 4, Fox 1-3 0-0 3, N.Collins 1-1 0-0 3, Stoddard 1-2 6-10 8, Miller 3-5 2-4 8, Hall 1-1 0-0 2, Martin. Totals: 23-56 19-30 72.

Halftime score Warner Pacific 41, Eastern Oregon 35. Three-pointers Warner Pacific 11-21 (Twiss 4-5, Best 2-5, Hudson 1-2, Segrin 0-1, Huston 1-1, Decker 1-3, Toney 2-3, Tillman 0-1), Eastern Oregon 7-18 (Cauffman 3-5, Toby 1-3, Exline 0-3, Neibling 1-2, Hayes 0-1, Fox 1-3, N.Collins 1-1). Fouled out Segrin, Williams. Total fouls Warner Pacific 23, Eastern Oregon 27. Technical fouls None. Turnovers Warner Pacific 8, Eastern Oregon 17. Rebounds Warner Pacific 34 (Twiss 7), Eastern Oregon 39 (Exline 7). Assists Warner Pacific 24 (Best 9), Eastern Oregon 16 (Toby 7).