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by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER ONSOTT - Keegan Iverson and the Portland Winterhawks take an eight-game winning streak, and a two-game run against Everett, into tonight's home game with the Silvertips.Winterhawks

Everett takes on Portland at Memorial Coliseum, 7 p.m.

The Winterhawks are on an eight-game winning streak.

This will be the third meeting between the teams in six days. The Hawks have pulled away for 5-1 and 6-2 victories at home and away, respectively.

Everett has seven injured players, four ruled out for tonight's game.

In the Western Hockey League U.S. Division, Portland is first with a 33-12-2-3 record and 71 points, Seattle is second (31-15-2-3, 68), Spokane fourth (30-15-2-2, 64), Everett fourth (25-17-7-1, 58) and Tri-City fifth (24-21-2-3, 53).

Boys basketball

Cleveland is at Lincoln in a nonleague PIL game, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland (6-7 overall) lost in overtime at Franklin 50-45 on Tuesday night in Portland Interscholastic League 5A play. Lincoln is 10-6 in Class 6A and has yet to play this week.

Metro League play has Westview at Jesuit, 7:15 p.m. Westview, Sunset and Southridge are 1-0 in the Metro. Jesuit, Aloha and Beaverton are 0-1.

Girls basketball

Central Catholic plays a nonleague game at Grant, 7:30 p.m. The Rams are 5-8 but have won their last three games. The Generals have lost their last three and are 4-12.

Prep wrestling

The Portland Interscholastic League city championships begin a two-day run at Marshall.

The first round starts at 3:30 p.m. The second round and consolation begin at 5 p.m. The consolation second round starts at 7 p.m. Thursday's action will begin with semifinals and consolation quarterfinals at 3 p.m. The finals are at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

College men's basketball

Portland hits the road and plays at San Francisco, 7 p.m.

Portland is 12-9 overall and 4-5 in the West Coast Conference. San Francisco is 13-8, 6-3.

It's the first of three straight on the road for the Pilots, who had two close games at home last week, beating BYU 114-110 in triple overtime and then losing at the end to San Diego 65-63.

The Dons are third in the WCC after their home win over Santa Clara 75-66 last week. Forward Cole Dickerson leads them in scoring (14.6 points per game) and rebounding (7.5), under sixth-year coach Rex Walters (90-90).

USF was picked to finish fourth in the WCC.

Portland guard Kevin Bailey, a junior, needs 13 points to join teammate Ryan Nicholas in the 1,000-point club. Bailey would be the 36th player in UP history to score that many points in his career.

Nicholas continues to lead the WCC in rebounding (9.2).