SLOWDOWN SHOWDOWN GOES TO CORBAN
Jordan Carter scored a game-high 26 points, as Corban University outlasted The College of Idaho, 47-42, inside the C.E. Jeffers Center in Salem, Ore.
Playing at the slowdown pace of the Coyotes (9-17, 4-11 CCC), the Warriors held The C of I to their lowest scoring output in the 20-year history of the Cascade Conference. It marked the second-straight season that Corban (15-11, 7-7) swept the season series from the Yotes.
After jumping to a 6-0 lead early on, the Yotes went 10 minutes without a made field goal, as Carter scored nine points in an 18-1 run, as the Warrors built their largest lead of the night at 18-7. The C of I would chip away at the margin, closing within 21-18 at the break. The Coyotes got a three-point Ben Van Lith play early in the second half, starting a 7-0 run that tied the game at 33-33 - but would never take the lead. Corban extended the margin to 39-33, but a Krispin Banks lay-up inside the final 20 seconds cut the lead to 43-42. After a pair of Carter free throws with seven seconds left, the Yotes would turn the ball over - sealing the Corban win.
Carter was 8-of-16 from the field, including a pair of three-pointers, in the win. Corban won despite getting no production from their bench.
Banks led the Yotes with 11 points and five rebounds, with Sydney Donaldson adding 10 - but The C of I made just 2-of-10 shots from outside the arc.
The Coyotes return home for three games to close out the regular season, beginning Friday against Eastern Oregon at 7:30 p.m.