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COLLEGE HOOPS: Idaho stops PSU at the end for 1-point victory



• Portland State and Idaho came down to the final possession Saturday night at Stott Center, with PSU unable to score in transition as time ran out and the Vandals won 76-75.

The Vikings dropped to 4-4, while Idaho climbed to 5-6.

Guard Dashaun Wiggins led Portland State with 22 points and added a team-high eight assists, and guard Tim Douglas had 13 points plus a game-high eight assists.

Douglas rebounded Idaho's final miss and gave PSU a chance for the win, driving into the middle in the closing seconds and dishing off to a cutting Wiggins, but Wiggins couldn't control the pass, and Idaho deflected the ball away.

Both offenses shined. Idaho shot 54.0 percent from the field and made 11 of 20 from 3-point range. The Viks shot 49.1 percent and were 7 of 18 from beyond the arc.

For Idaho, former Jefferson High forward Stephen Madison, a senior, led the way with 14 points on 7-for-11 shooting.

The game was a preview of conference matches to come, as Idaho will move from the Western Athletic Conference and into the Big Sky next season.


    • Fresno State fought of a couple of University of Portland rallies to beat the Pilots 76-67 Saturday afternoon at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.

    The Pilots fell to 5-4, while the Bulldogs improved to 6-3 with their third win in a row.

    Kari Luttinen and Jasmine Wooton each scored 17 points for UP. Luttinen has 63 points in her past three games.

    It was only the second meeting between the teams — Portland won 76-69 last year at Chiles Center.

    • Oregon pushed its season scoring average to 101.0 per game with a 113-78 victory Saturday afternoon against Portland State at Matthew Knight Arena.

    Seven Ducks scored in double figures. Jillian Alleyne had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Chrishae Rowe had 24 points and nine boards.

    Oregon, which went into the game ranked No. 2 in the country at 99.3 points per game, has won four in a row. The Ducks improved to 6-2 overa,, 5-1 at home.

    PSU fell to 2-5. Allie Brock led the Vikings with 20 points.

    • Shoni Schimmel, from Franklin High, poured in a game-high 24 points in 24 minutes as No. 7 Louisville (10-1) downed visiting Austin Peay (3-6) 108-53 Saturday night.

    She was 9 of 14 from the field, making 4 of 8 from 3-point range.

    Jude Schimmel, her younger sister, added 7 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. She was 2 of 13 from the floor, including 1 of 8 from beyond the arc.

    • In a nonleague game, host Pacific Lutheran (3-4) held Concordia (1-10) to 27.9-percent shooting from the field and won 62-50 Saturday night.

    • Also nonleague, Warner Pacific lost 84-38 at Seattle Pacific in a Saturday night exhibition game.

    The Knights (4-7) had snapped a three-game skid with an 80-61 non-conference win at New Hope Christian of Eugene on Friday night.