COLLEGE HOOPS: UP stops Princeton; Ducks win in OT; WP nips Concordia
Shoni Schimmel's 30 lead No. 7 Louisville over No. 11 Colorado
Sophomore guard Bryce Pressley's career-high 25 points helped the Portland Pilots beat Princeton 93-79 Saturday night in the final game of the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic at Las Vegas, Nev.
The Pilots finished non-league play with an 8-4 record. Princeton slipped to 9-2, with its other loss 70-67 at Butler.
Junior guard Kevin Bailey added 21 points his fifth game with 20 or more this season for UP.
Senior forward Ryan Nicholas had 12 points, putting him at 1,001 for his career on The Bluff, plus a game-high nine rebounds.
Freshman point guard Alec Wintering also had 12 points, going 10 of 10 at the free-throw line, as the Pilots made 31 of 37.
Pressley, who shared game scoring honors with T.J. Bray of Princeton, was 8 of 10 from the field and made all five of his 3-point attempts.
Pressley was named tourney MVP, and Nicholas joined him on the first team.
Portland was 56.3 percent from the field, while Princeton shot 54.3 percent.
UP's next game is 7 p.m. Dec. 28 at home against San Francisco to start the West Coast Conference season.
The 13th-ranked Oregon Ducks stayed unbeaten with an overtime win over BYU 100-96 at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday night.
Senior guard Jason Calliste's career-high 31 points led the Ducks (11-0), who also got 25 points from junior guard Joseph Yong and some key plays by senior forward Mike Moser.
Late in regulation, Moser blocked a shot and then hit a tying jump shot.
In OT, Moser drew a charge with 46.5 seconds remaining and the score tied. Sophomore guard Damyean Dotson's drive at the other end put Oregon in front for good at 96-94.
This is the fourth time in school history that UO has been 11-0. The most recent was in 2006-07, when Oregon made the Elite Eight.
BYU fell to 8-5.
The Ducks are one of 10 unbeaten teams this season.
Oregon led for only 1:02 of Saturday's game at 2-0 and through the final 32 seconds of the extra period.
Ducks sophomore forward Elgin Cook missed two free throws with 1.8 seconds to go in regulation, leaving the score tied at 84-84.
Calliste was 13 of 13 at the free-throw line and 7 of 13 from the field.
Dotson finished with 15 points, and Moser had 12.
Warner Pacific beat Concordia 69-67 Saturday night at the Southeast Portland college, with Michael Hall blocking the Cavaliers' last-second shot attempt to tie the score.
WP's Sean Gaines made one of two free throws with six seconds left for the two-point lead.
Concordia's Tyler Velasquez, a 5-11 junior guard, drove the length of the floor, but 6-5 junior forward Hall poked away his layup try.
Warner Pacific improved to 6-8 overall and 1-2 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference.
Concordia fell to 9-4, 0-3.
The Cavs played without their All-American forward, 6-6 Adam Herman but led 39-33 at the half.
WP scored the first seven points of the second half, Concordia answered with a 10-0 run, and the game stayed close. The Knights took a 64-63 lead with 2:24 to go on Doug Thomas' 3-pointer.
Thomas finished with a game-high 26 points, and Hall had 13 rebounds.
For Concordia, Willy Ligon came off the bench for a team-high 19 points, and Esvan Middleton had 13 rebounds.
Concordia plays Jan. 3 at home at 7:30 p.m. against EOU in more CCC action.
Warner Pacific is off until a 1 p.m., Dec. 30 home game against Vancouver Island.
A good first half sparked Concordia to a 63-56 win at Warner Pacific in Cascade Collegiate Conference action Saturday night.
Concordia (3-11 overall) outscored the Knights (4-9) 32-17 in the first 20 minutes.
Junior center Caitlyn McCutcheon, 6-2, of Concordia had game highs of 14 points and nine rebounds.
Kelly Huey added 12 points and six rebounds for the Cavaliers (1-2 in league).
For Warner Pacific, Jessica Thoens and Janelle Weiss each had 10 points.
The Knights (0-3 CCC) were 5 of 30 (16.7 percent) from the field in the first half and finished at 21 of 70 (30.0 percent).
The Cavs made 23 of 50 (46.0 percent).
Concordia returns to action Jan. 3 at home against Eastern Oregon.
Warner Pacific is off until a Dec. 30 game at Whitman.
Louisville's Shoni Schimmel poured in 30 points to lead the No. 7 Cardinals to a 69-62 home win over No. 11 and previously undefeated Colorado on Saturday afternoon.
Schimmel was 8 of 17 from field, making 1 of 4 from 3-point range. She had 16 free throws and sank 13.
She also had seven rebounds and two assists, with one turnover.
Jude Schimmel started and scored six points, with three rebounds and one assist.
Louisville improved to 12-1. Colorado fell to 9-1.
The Cardinals will open league play Dec. 29 at home against SMU.