COLLEGE HOOPS: Ducks get out early, climb to 10-0
Schimmels shine; Concordia teams sweep
The Oregon Ducks climbed to 10-0 Tuesday night with a 91-63 victory over UC Irvine in a nonleague game at Matthew Knight Arena.
The Ducks, ranked 11th and 13th in the two Division I polls, took control early and raced to a 48-29 halftime advantage, then were never headed.
Cal Irvine fell to 6-6.
Oregon welcomed back sophomore guard Dominic Artis and sophomore forward Ben Carter. They were suspended for the first nine games for selling shoes they got from the school.
Artis had five points and three assists in 26 minutes. Carter scored four points in 19 minutes. Both were 2 of 7 from the field.
Mike Moser, the Ducks' senior forward from Grant High, scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, making all three of his 3-point tries. Moser finished 3 of 4 from beyond the arc in 19 minutes, as Oregon sank a season-best 12 long balls, in 19 attempts.
Junior transfer guard Joseph Young had 18 points, starting guard Damyean Dotson had 14 and reserve Jason Calliste's 10 points led UO to a 38-3 edge in bench scoring.
Oregon had a season-high 13 steals and is 10-0 for the first time since 2006-07, when the Ducks got to 13-0.
The Ducks' next outing is 7:30 p.m. Saturday at home against BYU.
Concordia boosted its record to 8-3 with a 119-64 triumph in a nonleague game Tuesday night at New Hope Christian in Eugene.
Adam Herman's 26 points paced the Cavs. Anthony Holton added 15 points, Marquis Matthews had 13 and Kory Kirwan scored 12 for Concordia.
Georgia Tech turned 27 turnovers into 46 points and defeated Portland State 104-54 Tuesday night at Atlanta.
The Jackets raised their record to 7-2, while the Vikings fell to 2-7.
The turnovers were a season high for the Viks, who also got outscored 58-10 in the paint.
Emily Easom, a 5-10 sophomore guard, led PSU with 14 points.
The Viks shot 29.4 percent from the field. Georgia Tech hit 49.3 percent.
GT led at the half 48-18.
Portland State's next game is 2 p.m. Saturday at home against the University of Portland.
Shoni Schimmel had 17 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists, and sister Jude Schimmel scored 14 points in her second straight start, as No. 7 Louisville beat Ball State 105-67 at Muncie, Ind.
The Cardinals improved to 11-1 with their fourth consecutive victory. Ball State dropped to 3-6.
Shoni Schimmel, in 27 minutes, made 6 of 12 shots from the field, including 4 of 9 from 3-point range.
Jude Schimmel was 7 of 10, going 0 of 2 on 3-point tries, in 26 minutes.
Louisville scored the first nine points and led 60-29 at the half after forcing 14 turnovers, outscoring Ball State 16-0 on fast-breaks and piling up a 32-12 edge in points in the paint.
Concordia ended a nine-game losing streak with a 64-57 win Tuesday night at Linfield.
The visiting Cavaliers led nearly all the way and improved to 2-11. Linfield fell to 3-5.
The Cavs held the Wildcats to 24.2-percent field-goal shooting to lead 30-19 at the half. Linfield crawled to within three midway through the second half, but Briannah Smith's 6-for-6 free-throw shooting down the stretch helped Concordia stay on top.
Lexi Campbell and Caitlyn McCutcheon scored 14 points apiece for the Cavaliers.
Whitworth downed host Warner Pacific 77-51 in a nonleague game Tuesday night.
The Pirates (5-3) took command with a 13-2 run that opened the second half.
Warner Pacific (4-8) got 14 points from Janelle Weiss, 13 points from Lacy Wood and 12 rebounds out of Ali Campbell.