Reserve Akoi Yuot led six Umpqua players in double figures with 22 points and the No. 7 Riverhawks picked up a 94-83 win over Mt. Hood on Saturday in a Northwest Athletic Conference South Region game in Gresham.

Umpqua (23-3, 11-2 South) remained one game behind Clackamas (23-2, 12-1) in the league standings.

Yuot, a freshman, also grabbed eight rebounds. Kolten Mortensen had 20 points and five rebounds for the Riverhawks, sinking 9 of 12 shots.

Brock Gilbert contributed a double-double with 11 points, 15 assists, seven rebounds and six steals. Ex-Oakland standout Cameron Benzel chipped in 16 points and eight boards, Isaac Lungren added 12 points and Cody Fredrickson had 11 points and eight assists.

The Riverhawks shot 52.8% from the field and 92.3% from the free-throw line.

Leonard Dixon scored 29 points for the Saints (11-14, 5-8), hitting seven 3-pointers.

Umpqua returns to league play on Feb. 22, hosting Chemeketa.

UMPQUA (94) — Akoi Yuot 9-16 4-4 22, Gilbert 5-9 0-1 11, Lungren 4-13 2-2 12, Fredrickson 3-9 4-4 11, Benzel 7-10 2-2 16, Mortensen 9-12 0-0 20, Quinton 0-1 0-0 0, Wood 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 38-72 12-13 94.

MT. HOOD (83) — Leonard Dixon 11-20 0-0 29, Stringer 4-11 0-0 10, Jackson 1-2 2-2 4, Smith 5-11 4-4 14, Burks 6-13 0-0 12, Collins 5-13 0-2 11, Brooks 0-2 0-0 0, Fountain 1-1 1-2 3, Rentsch 0-0 0-0 0, Forrar 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 33-77 7-10 83.

Halftime — UCC 50-44. 3-Point Goals — UCC 6-24 (Mortensen 2-3, Gilbert 1-4, Lungren 2-7, Fredrickson 1-6, Quinton 0-1, Wood 0-1, Yuot 0-2), M.H. 10-31 (Dixon 7-13, Stringer 2-5, Smith 0-4, Burks 0-2, Collins 1-4, Brooks 0-1, Forrar 0-2). Total Fouls — UCC 11, M.H. 15. Rebounds — UCC 42 (Benzel, Yuot 8), M.H. 39 (Smith 10). Assists — UCC 27 (Gilbert 15), M.H. 15 (Smith 5). Turnovers — UCC 13, M.H. 14.

Tom Eggers can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220.

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