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FRIDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP/Lewis & Clark, Warner Pacific men pick up conference victories

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Oregon 76, WASHINGTON 63

• Oregon steadily pulled away from the Huskies at Alaska Airlines Arena.

Ruthy Hebard of UO had game highs of 30 points (a career high) and 14 rebounds in 30 minutes, with 12 and seven in the first half. She was 13 of 15 from the field for the night.

Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon finished with nine points, four assists and five rebounds.

The ninth-ranked Ducks raised their record to 22-4 overall. The Huskies fell to 7-17.

In the Pac-12, Oregon remained in a three-way for first place at 11-2. No. 8 UCLA climbed to 11-2 with a win against Arizona in Los Angeles, and No. 17 Stanford is 11-2 after its victory at home against Utah.

Oregon led 7-0 but only 19-16 after one quarter. At halftime, the Ducks were on top, 33-27. After three quarters, it was Oregon 60, Washington 42.

Oregon State 63, WASHINGTON STATE 61 (OT)

• The 1th-ranked Beavers enjoyed a 52-30rebounding advantage but had to go down to the final second of an extra period against an unsung WSU team with four players suspended.

The Cougars bailed out the Beavers on more than one occasion, including with 1.1 seconds left in OT, when they fouled shooter Katie McWilliams with the score tied at 61-61. McWilliams made two free throws for the win, as the Cougars couldn't get off another shot.

OSU center Marie Gulich had a career-high 16 rebounds, plus 15 points. And freshman guard Aleah Goodman, from La Salle Prep, scored 17 points, making 5 of 7 from beyond the arc.

Goodman missed two free throws late in OT, though, and Washington State went to the free-throw line with 1.9 seconds left, trailing 61-60, and made one to tie the score and seemingly force a second OT.

But the Beavers, who made 15 turnovers to WSU's six, prevailed and improved to 18-6 overall and 9-4 in the Pac-12.

The Cougars are 10-15, 3-10.

Washington State led for more than 30 minutes but blew its chancse to close out the Beavers. Oregon State scored at the buzzer of regulation off an inbound play from under the basket, after the Cougars lost the ball following a defensive rebound of a Gulich air ball.

LEWIS & CLARK 74, Pacific Lutheran 59

• The Pioneers helped their bid to make the Northwest Conference by winning at home.

L&C improved to 7-6 in the NWC and stayed in fourth place, one game ahead of 6-7 Puget Sound. The Pioneers (12-10 overall) are aiming to nab the fourth and final league postseason berth.

The Lutes fell to 5-17 for the season and 1-12 in NWC play.

Lewis & Clark's Miyah Leith scored 18 points, Janessa Willie 16 and reserve Natalie Kelly 14 on 5-for-5 shooting from the field.

Eastern Oregon 118, WARNER PACIFIC 62

• Cascade Collegiate Conference leader EOU shot 61.3 percent from the field, making 21 of 35 from 3-point range.

Eastern Oregon improved to 17-0 in the CCC and 24-2 overall, while Warner Pacific dropped to 6-11, 10-17.

For the host Knights, Darbi Pink scored 15 points, and Bailey Allen, Emily Peters and Katelyn Rossback all had 13.

College of Idaho 56, MULTNOMAH 38

• Tiara Chinn led the host Lions in scoring with 12 points.

C of I improved to 9-8 in the CCC and 9-14 overall, and MU fell to 1-16, 1-26.

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL

LEWIS & CLARK 79, Pacific Lutheran 69

• L&C built a 44-33 halftime lead and held off the Lutes in the second half.

Zeke Crawford's 21 points for L&C took game scoring honors, and he had nine rebounds. Kyle Owens added 16 points, Andrew Vickers tallied 13, and Nico Bricker had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The Pioneers are 8-14 overall and 4-9 in the Northwest Conference.

PLU is 4-17, 1-12.

WARNER PACIFIC 109, Eastern Oregon 86

• In a battle for CCC playoff position, the visiting Mountaineers trailed 55-42 at the half and couldn't recover.

Collin Malcom of Warner Pacific had 20 of his 34 points in the first half. Xavier Cannefax scored 26 for the Knights.

Both teams came into the game at 12-4 in league, tied for second. EOU, ranked 21st in NAIA Division II, fell to 20-5 overall. WPC, tied for 13th in the national rankings, is now 19-7.

College of Idaho 99, MULTNOMAH 61

• CCC leader C of I, ranked fourth in the nation, climbed to 16-1 in conference play and 22-5 overall.

The Lions fell to 3-14 CCC, 6-20 for the season.

Ben Grande (14 points) and Beau Shockley (12) paced Multnomah in scoring.

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