MONDAY LOCAL SPORTS/Concordia athletes claim GNAC track and field honors; Benson girls 3rd; Ex-Duck Clark leads on Tour


Guard Damian Lillard is the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week.

Lillard led Portland to a 3-0 week, with victories against Phoenix, Indiana and Dallas. He averaged 29.3 points, 8.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game, shooting 52.7 percent from the field, 52.0 percent on 3-pointers and 100 percent at the free-throw line.


Concordia University doubled up in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference weekly honors.

Christina McDonald was named GNAC women's field athlete of the week, and Carlos Ortiz was chosen as the top men's track athlete.

McDonald, a junior from South Umpqua High and 2015 transfer from Oregon State, ranks second in the conference and 11th in NCAA Division II this season after her third-place shot put of 47 feet, 11 3/4 inches in Saturday's Bronco Invite at Nampa, Idaho. The marks also are fourth all-time in the conference and fifth on CU's all-time list.

McDonald also broke the GNAC record in the weight throw with a 61-8 1/4 effort that won the event and put her eighth on the D-II season list and atop the conference listing.

Ortiz, a senior from North Salem High, won the 200 meters at Nampa in 21.95 seconds, which leads the GNAC.

He also finished second in the 60-meter dash in 6.91, which is second in the conference and was just off his school record of 6.90 set Jan. 13 at the UW Preview in Seattle.


Benson is third, Jesuit eighth and Grant ninth in this week's Class 6A coaches poll.

Southridge, coming off a victory over Benson, received all 12 first-place votes. Clackamas was second in the voting, Tigard fourth, Beaverton fifth, Sheldon sixth and West Linn seventh. South Medford was 10th.

GOLF Tour rookie Wyndham Clark from the University of Oregon has the lead at the midway point of the second event of the season.

Clark, the 2017 Pac-12 champion, completed a first-round 66, then shot a 4-under-par 68 on Monday to post a 10-under 134. That was good for a one-stroke edge over Adam Svensson of Canada, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano of Mexico and Brad Hopfinger and Seth Reeves of the United States.

The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club is a 72-hole event that ends Wednesday.

Clark is 9-under on the par-5 holes.

Veteran Scott Harrington, a former Jesuit High golfer, is tied for 47th at 142 after rounds of 69-73.

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