Southern Oregon def. Vanguard
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The Lions fell, 25-22, 25-15, 18-25, 25-23, in the first round of pool play at the NAIA Championship on Tuesday.
Senior KaUwila Lavea had 17 kills, while senior Jamie Heenan, a Newport Harbor High product, added 15 for the Lions (21-13).
Senior Alexandra Leja had 27 assists and senior Lisa Morgan had 18 digs for Vanguard, which plays Lee of Tennessee (31-2) on Wednesday in the second of three Pool C matches.
Southern Oregon improved to 22-4.
Vanguard 74, Point Loma Nazarene 62
COSTA MESA — Junior guard Taylor Kelly led three Lions in double figures with 15 points in the Golden State Athletic Conference opener on Tuesday.
Chris Raybon had 14 points and Chris Kupets had 13 for the hosts (6-3), who forced 21 Sea Lions turnovers.
Vanguard made 10 of 18 three-point attempts, while Point Loma (4-1) was one for six from three-point range.