Portland, Portland State men pick up conference wins
COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
The two city teams won at home, but the two valley teams lost on the road in NCAA Division I play on Saturday.
PORTLAND STATE 94, Eastern Washington 81
• Freshman point guard Holland "Boo Boo" Woods has stepped in as a major contributor for PSU all season, but not normally as a big-time shooter.
But he scored a career-high 29 points
at Lewis & Clark as the Vikings got back on the winning streak, after three consecutive losses. And he set a school record for most field goals without a miss, going 10 for 10.
The Vikings, who have been spotty from the floor, hit 57.6 percent against the Eagles and made only six turnovers.
Deante Strickland and Traylin Farris each scored 13 points, and Brandon Hollins and Michael Mayhew added 12 apiece.
PSU improved to 4-6 in the Big Sky and 14-9 overall.
EWU slipped to 7-4, 12-12, losing for only the third time in its past 12 games.
PORTLAND 68, Loyola Marymount 66
• The Pilots, coming off an overtime win Thursday night, barely averted OT this time, and came from behind down the stretch for the victory at Chiles Center.
Freshman guard Marcus Shaver Jr. sank two criticial free throws with 2.3 seconds to go as the Pilots raised their record to 4-8 in the West Coast Conference and 10-15 for the season.
LMU dropped to 2-10, 7-16.
Pilots guard D'Marques Tyson was the big gun, canning 6 of 8 3-pointers and scoring a game-best 22 points.
For UP, Josh McSwiggan and Franklin Porter also hit two important foul shots each after the teams were tied 61-61, and Tahirou Diabate drew a charge.
Shaver's final two free throws broke a 66-66 tie and came after he drove to the basket and drew a hard foul.
STANFORD 96, Oregon 61
• Remember the Stanford team that lost to Portland State in December?
That wasn't the team that clobbered the Ducks. This Cardinal team was able to shake Oregon late in the first half, shooting 67 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes for a 50-34 lead.
Things got worse from there for Oregon, which got 15 points from Troy Brown Jr. and 13 points from Victor Bailey Jr.
Oregon fell to 5-5 in the Pac-12 and 15-8 overall.
Stanford is 7-4, 13-11.
CALIFORNIA 74, Oregon State 70
• The Bears got only their second conference victory of the season aat OSU's expenses, overcoming a good start by the Beavers.
Oregon State (3-7 in the Pac-12 and 11-11 overall) led 16-6. Cal had a 14-0 run that helped it go to intermission on top 36-28.
The teams were tied at 59-59 before Cal closed stronger and held off the Beavers in part with free throws (17 of 21 after halftime, 29 of 39 for the game at Haas Pavilion).
Cal climbed to 2-9, 8-16.
MONTANA STATE BILLINGS 80, Concordia 79
• The Cavaliers haven't won a league game this season, but, boy, have they come close.
That was the case again Saturday night, where their late rally fell just short, with a 3-point attempt bouncing off the rim at the buzzer.
Cody Starr gave CU a lift off the bench with 18 points, and solid Christopher Edward had 17 points and 11 rebounds for his 14th double-double.
The Cavs fell to 0-14 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and 4-18 overall.
MSU Billings went to 4-10 GNAC and 12-13 total.
Whitworth 76, LEWIS & CLARK 70
• The host Pioneers flired with a huge upset of No. 5 NCAA Division III Whitworth, with sophomore guard Andrew Vickers posting a career-high 29 points.
L&C slipped to 7-14 for the season and 3-9 in the Northwest Conference.
Whitworth, which outshot L&C from the field, 52.7 percent to 43.3 percent, improved to 19-2, 11-1 NWC.
Warner Pacific 70, CORBAN 68
• The Knights of Southeast Portland held off the home team in Salem to stay in the thick of the Casacade Collegiate Conference race.
Xavier Cannefax tallied 26 points and Collin Malcolm 22 for WPC, Malcolm added 10 rebounds.
Warner Pacific improved to 18-7 overall and 12-4 in the CCC. The Knights are tied with Eastern Oregon for second in the conference, behind 15-1 College of Idaho and ahead of Oregon Tech and Southern Oregon, both 11-5.
Corban is 8-9 in the CCC and 14-11 overall.
NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN 93, Multnomah 75
• Max Upchurch scored 29 points in the Lions' loss at Eugene.
Multnomah is 3-13 in the CCC, 6-19 overall, while NCU is 7-8, 11-11.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
EASTERN WASHINGTON 64, Portland State 57
• A disappointing weekend for PSU ended with the loss in Cheney, Washington, where the Eagles forced 31 turnovers for the game and rallied from a 24-23 halftime deficit.
The Vikings, who fell by one point Thursday at Idaho, slipped to 5-5 in the Big Sky (eighth) and 11-10 overall.
The Eagles are 7-4 (tied for fifth), 12-11.
For the Viks, Ashley Bolston scored 16 points but had a career-high 11 turnovers. Kiana Brown had 13 points against EWU, her former team. Tatiana Streun scored 10 points for Portland State, and Courtney West had a career-best 15 rebounds and nine points.
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 76, Portland 55
• LMU built a 43-31 halftime lead at home and kept up the pace after that, with a 10-0 start in the third quarter.
Darian Slaga had 15 points for the Pilots (1-11 in the WCC, 5-18 overall).
The Lions are 7-5, 15-8.
WESTERN WASHINGTON 84, Concordia 68
• The visiting Cavaliers outscored WWU 32-22 in the first quarter, but trailed 46-44 at the half and then were outscored 25-7 in the third quarter.
The Vikings (6-8 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, 10-12 for the season) shot 58.7 percent from the field, while the Cavs hit 34.9 percent.
Concordia slipped to 6-8 GNAC and 12-10 overall.
The teams are tied for sixth in the conference; the top six finishers in the regular season will get to play in the league's postseason tournament at Anchorage, Alaska.
Danielle Hartzog led CU with 19 points.
LEWIS & CLARK 88, Whitworth 77 (OT)
• The Pioneers outscored the Pirates 15-5 in overtime to boost their chances of making the Northwest Conference playoffs.
After a back-and-forth regulation, L&C seniors Miyah Leith and Lauren Wood finished strong — Leith totaling a career-best 33 points and Wood getting 21 points and 16 rebounds.
L&C (11-10, 6-6 NWC) is one game ahead of Puget Sound for the fourth and final league playoff spot.
Whitworth fell to 9-12, 4-8.
CORBAN 71, Warner Pacific 61
• The host Warriors won the opening quarter 20-11, led at the half 38-25 and maintained the advantage.
Shasta Lofgren and Deepika Kapil each scored 11 points for the Knights.
WPC dropped to 10-16 overall and 6-10 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference.
Corban is 12-12, 8-9 CCC.
NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN 71, Multnomah 50
• No. 16 NCU led only 36-35 after one half, but took control with a quick 12-1 run in the third quarter.
MU fell to 1-25 overall and 1-15 in the CCC, while the Beacons matched their school record for wins, improving to 19-3, 12-3.
Portland's Emily Infield, 27, won the U.S. senior women 10-kilometer championship Saturday in her first cross country race in five years.
Infield, who competes for the Bowerman Track Club, finished in 33 minutes, 18.7 seconds at the Apalachee Regional Park Cross-Country Running Course in Tallahassee, Florida.
The runner-up, 23-year-old Molly Seidel of Boston, crossed the line in 33:22.1.
The men's winner was Leonard Korir, representing the U.S. Army, in 29:16.6, just ahead of Portland native and Olympic marathoner/distance runner/Nike Oregon Project star Galen Rupp (29:17.8). U.S. steeplechase champion Evan Jager, also of the Bowerman Track Club, placed fourth in 29:31.5.
TRACK AND FIELD
Two former Ducks had big showings in the 111th Millrose Games at New York.
Devon Allen won the men's 60-meter hurdles in 7.50, beating world-record holder Aries Merritt, who was second in 7.53.
Raevyn Rogers set a world record as the second leg on a 4x800 women's relay team that finished in 8:05.89. The record was 8:06.24, set by Russia in 2011.
• Ex-Oregon star Edward Cheserek won the mile in 3:53.85 at the Camel City Invitational at Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
That broke the meet and JDL Fast Track record of 3:54.02, which belong to former Duck Matthew Centrowitz.
Paul Chelimo, the 2016 Olympic 5,000-meter silver medalist, placed second in 3:58.59.
Portland picked up a key, 3-2 win versus Tri-City at Moda Center, with Kieffer Bellows scoring twice.
A crowd of 9,879 saw Shake Farkas made 29 saves for his seventh win of the season as the Hawks' No. 2 goalie.
The Winterhawks improved to 31-18-1-3 (66 points). They are five ahead of the third-place Americans in the Western Hockey League U.S. Division and five points behind division leader Everett.
Portland lost 2-1 to Seattle in a preseason match at Tucson, Arizona.
Former Jesuit High golfer Scott Harrington shot a 4-under-par 66 in the third round and is in a three-way tie for fourth going into Sunday's conclusion of the Panama Classic in Panama City.
Harrington has a 54-hole total of 4-under 206. He had five birdies and one bogey on Saturday.
The leader, Eric Axley, is at 202.