Ducks win first road test
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Oregon 68, FRESNO STATE 61
Oregon State 63, Saint Louis 60
PORTLAND STATE 116, Linfield 71
SEATTLE 89, Portland 76
WARNER PACIFIC 93, Walla Walla 71
• Playing their first true road game this season, the Oregon Ducks (9-3) rode a strong all-around game from Kenny Wooten and the shooting of Elijah Brown to a seven-point win at Fresno State.
Oregon's first lead came on an Elijah Brown layup with 7:04 left in the game, part of a 15-0 Ducks' run that turned a nine-point deficit into a six-point lead.
Brown hit 4 of 5 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Wooten finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots.
"Kenny (Wooten) was the difference in the game," Oregon coach Dana Altman said. "He really gave us a big lift offensively and defensively. His energy really got us going."
Troy Brown Jr. scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He made three of Oregon's 10 steals. Payton Pritchard scored 12 points.
Oregon blocked 10 shots and scored 19 points off of turnovers. The Ducks outscored the Bulldogs 34-18 in the paint and outrebounded Fresno State 44-33.
Fresno State (9-3) led by as many as 12 points early in the second half.
• Oregon State overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half to sink Saint Louis 63-36 at Moda Center.
it was the sixth win in a row for the Beavers (8-3).
Tres Tinkle had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Drew Eubanks had 12 points, six rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots.
OSU took the lead for good on a Eubanks layup with 3:37 left in the game.
Jordan Goodwin led Saint Louis (5-6) with 22 points and made a 3-pointer that put the Billikens up nine early in the second half.
• At Lewis & Clark, Portland State had six players scored in double figures in beating Linfield.
Deontae North scored a game-high 27 points for the Vikings (9-3). Bryce Canda just missed a triple-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists,
Center Ryan Edwards scored a career-high 19 points, hitting 7 of 9 field goals. He also had eight rebounds.
Junior forward Jamie Orme had 13 points and nine rebounds in his first start.
Portland State took a school-record 41 3-pointers, making 18 of them (.439). The Vikings scored 33 points off of 27 Linfield turnovers and outrebounded the Wildcats 52-36.
All 11 Viks who plays scored in the game.
Linfield (7-2) was within eight points before PSU closed the first half with an 18-9 spurt to lead 47-30. Portland State scored 69 points in the second half.
Riley Bruil had 13 points to lead Linfield, and Jordan Clark had 11.
• At KeyArena, the Seattle University Redhawks hit 16 of 28 3-pointers to sink visiting Portland.
The Pilots led by four at halftime, but couldn't keep pace with the hot-shooting Redhawks in the second half. Seattle (8-5, 7-0 at home) made 9 of 14 3s in the second half.
An 11-0 Seattle run early in the second half put the Redhawks ahead for good.
Freshman guard Marcus Shaver Jr. had 20 points and six rebounds, both season highs, to lead Portland. Senior D'Marques Tyson scored 18 points, and sophomore Josh McSwiggan added 11 points.
Jordan Hill, a transfer from Wisconsin, scored 23 points for Seattle. Matej Kavas had 18 points and Aaron Menzies had 16 points and eight boards.
• At Bart Valentine Court, a big first half carried the Warner Pacific Knights to 4-0 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference with a 22-point win over Walla Walla.
Four players scored in double figures for the Knights (9-3) and 13 players scored. Montal Shirley had 15 points, and De'Jon Bowman, Morris Bethea and Keaton Bankofier had 12 points apiece.
Bowman had a team-high 12 rebounds.
Warner Pacific led 50-31 by halftime and cruised in the second half.