Two thrillers -- Warner Pacific knocks off Concordia; Beavers hold off Gamecocks
Warner Pacific 89, CONCORDIA 88
OREGON STATE 70, Jacksonville State 69
• In Northeast Portland, visiting Warner Pacific rallied in the final minute to knock off host Concordia by one point.
The Knights' Xavier Cannefax hit the winning basket on a drive with 2.1 seconds to go.
At the buzzer, a long 3 by Concordia's Jarrett Gray was blocked and fell short.
NAIA Division II Warner Pacific improved to 9-3 with its fifth consecutive victory.
NCAA D-II Concordia fell to 4-6 and lost for the sixth time in a row.
The Cavs gave up the first seven points but led 44-43 at the half behind Gray's 16 points and Christopher Edward's 14.
Caanefax had 19 first-half points.
The Knights outscored Concordia 13-1 in the opening four minutes of the second half. The Cavs chipped away, though, making it a seesaw game the rest of the way.
For Concordia, Deandre Stallings provided a spark with a career-best 15 points, going 4 for 6 on 3-pointers.
Gray wound up with 25 points (10 of 17 from the field), and Edward had 19 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.
Cannefax led all scorers with 33 points (11 of 22 from the floor, 8 of 10 free throws), teammate Collin Malcolm had 20 with 12 rebounds, and De'Jon Bowman had 13 and eight rebounds.
Up 88-84, Concordia turned over the ball on a five-second inbound violation with 29 seconds left.
Malcolm hit a 3 for the Knights with 18 seconds remaining and after an offensive rebound.
With 10.8 seconds left, Gray went to the free-throw line and missed a one-and-one.
Warner Pacific rushed up the court, and Cannefax got to the rim for a go-ahead layup.
Concordia called a timeout and tried in vain to go the length of the court.
• Oregon State got its fifth victory in a row to equal coach Wayne Tinkle's longest win streak with the Beavers, holding off Jacksonville State on Tuesday night at Gill Coliseum.
OSU climbed to 7-3. while Jacksonville State slipped to 7-3.
For Oregon State, Stephen Thompson Jr. had 18 points, 10 in the first half.
Tres Tinkle of OSU didn't get his first points until he made two free throws with 7:16 to go in the first half. He was 0 for 2 from the field and had two of his 10 points at the half.
The game was tied at 2-2, but the Gamecocks led the rest of the half, the Beavers went more than six minutes without a field goal and Jacksonville State led 36-33 at the break.
OSU's first lead came at 37-36. Tinkle's first basket, a 3, came at 14:07, on his fourth shot from the floor.
The Beavers stretched their lead to as many as six points, but Jacksonville State had the ball with 18 seconds to go, down 70-69, after Thompson's air-ball 3 at the end of the shot block.
The Gamecocks had a layup blocked by OSU post Drew Eubanks, and the ball went out of bounds under the basket to Jacksonville State with 1.5 seconds left.
Then the Gamecocks missed a jumper from the side at the buzzer.
OSU went 52.2 percent from the field. The Gamecocks shot 42.1 percent.