EUGENE — Spokane Community College narrowly defeated Umpqua Community College, 94-89, in Friday’s men’s basketball game at the Dale Bates Classic at Lane Community College.

Umpqua led 45-44 at halftime and the teams continued to trade leads throughout the second half.

Eric Klekas led the Riverhawks (3-3) with 34 points, all from the field. Kolten Mortensen had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Riverhawks.

Spokane (6-1) was led in scoring by JR Delgado with 29 points and eight rebounds. Asher Cox had 22 points and eight rebounds and Garrett White and Edgar Najera added 12 points apiece.

Umpqua will play Puget Sound at 2 p.m. Saturday.

SPOKANE (94) — JR Delgado 8-14 7-8 29, Cox 7-19 7-10 22, Najera 5-8 0-0 12, White 3-8 6-7 12, Gotell 4-7 3-3 11, Parker 1-1 2-2 4, Pakootas 1-8 0-1 2, Alstrom 1-1 0-0 2, Stith 0-1 0-0 0, carter 0-0 0-0 0, Furqueron 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-67 25-31 94.

UMPQUA (89) — Eric Klekas 13-21 0-0 34, Mortensen 6-9 1-2 13, Sutton 4-5 2-2 10, Benzel 2-2 4-4 9, Shaw 4-11 0-0 8, Gilbert 3-6 0-0 7, Morrill-Keeler 3-8 0-0 6, Campbell 0-0 2-2 2, Martin 0-0 0-0 0, Ehrhardt 0-0 0-0 0, Wynn 0-0 0-0 0, Hillman 0-0 0-0 0, Peterson 0-5 0-0 0, Marz 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 35-68 9-10 89.

Halftime Score — UCC 45, Spo. 44. 3-Point Goals — Spo. 9-24 (Delgado 6-9, Cox 1-4, Najera 2-3, White 0-2, Gotell 0-2, Pakootas 0-4), UCC 10-23 (Klekas 8-13, Benzel 1-1, Shaw 0-2, Gilbert 1-4, Morrill-Keeler 0-1, Peterson 0-1, Marz 0-1. Rebounds — Spo. 31 (Delgado, Cox 8), UCC 34 (Mortensen, Benzel 7). Assists — Spo. 10 (Parker 4), UCC 21 Shaw 9). Total Fouls — Spo. 12, UCC 21. Turnovers — Spo. 10, UCC 12.

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Sanne Godfrey is a sports reporter for The News-Review.

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