Pilots, Vikings win big in men's basketball
PORTLAND 89, Walla Walla 52
PORTLAND STATE 111, Willamette 60
• At Chiles Center, coach Terry Porter's Pilots bounced back from a loss to Portland State by beating Walla Walla.
The Pilots (1-1) pulled out to a 39-20 halftime edge, shooting 50.0 percent from the field and holding the visitors to 24.1 percent.
Josh McSwiggan, D'Marques Tyson and Rashad Jackson led five UP players in double figures with 12 points apiece. Philipp Hartwich had 10 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
Walla Walla fell to 2-3, despite 17 points from Roy Zavala.
• PSU improved to 2-0 with its win over the NCAA Division III Bearcats at Lewis & Clark, which is the Vikings' home floor this season due to construction of the Viking Pavilion.
The Viks raced to a 24-2 lead in the first six minutes, making nine steals.
At the half, PSU was in the lead, 58-30, and shooting 51.7 percent to Walla Walla's 370 percent.
Willamette, which played the game as an exhibition, committed 30 turnovers, which PSU turned into 40 points.
Seven Vikings scored in double figures, led by senior guard Deontae North with 19 points. Brandon Hollins had a game-high 14 rebounds to go with 12 points. Bryce Canda and Deante Strickland each scored 15 points.
PORTLAND 71, Utah Valley 64 (OT)
The Pilots raised their record to 3-0 with the homecourt victory, which kicked off a UP doubleheader on Tuesday night.
For Portland, freshman guard Maddie Mulheim, from Sunset High, had 17 points and nine rebounds, both team highs. Rachelle Owens, a sophomore guard from Carson, California, added 13 points and a team-leading seven assists.
UP out-shot Utah Valley (0-2) from the field for the game, 46.3 percent to 34.4 percent, and erased a 10-point halftime deficit.
Neither team hit a basket in regulation after Mulheim's 3-pointer with 2:54 remaining put Portland on top, 58-57.
Mulheim made two free throws with 44 seconds left int he fourth quarter to tie the score at 59-59.
Her 3-pointer 14 seconds into the extra period gave UP a 62-59 edge. After a 3 by Utah Valley, Portland took the lead for good on a free throw by sophomore guard and ex-Jesuit High standout Kate Andersen at the 3:39 mark of OT. Owens' 3 made the score 66-62.