Ducks outshoot Vikings in men's basketball opener; Beavers win, too
COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
OREGON 84, Portland State 57
The 14th-ranked Ducks started slowly, then dominated their regular-season opener, played at Matthew Knight Arena.
PSU led 13-11 after six-plus minutes.
A 14-1 run helped Oregon lead 45-29 at the half.
The Vikings shot 28.8 percent from the field for the game. Oregon hit 54.0 percent. From 3-point range, PSU was 14.3 percent (5 of 25), UO 57.1 percent (4 of 7).
Top UO performers included Payton Pritchard (22 points, 6 of 7 on field-goal attempts in 30 minutes), Paul White (15 points, 5 of 8 from the floor in 33 minutes) and freshman Bel Bol (12 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks in 22 minutes). Pritchard and White combined for 29 first-half points, going 9 of 12 plus 9 of 9 at the free-throw line.
For the Viks (0-1), Holland Woods had 13 points and Jamie Orme 11.
The Ducks have won 21 consecutive home openers.
OREGON STATE 72, UC Riverside 59
Tres Tinkle had 19 points (7 of 16 from the field in 35 minutes), Stephen Thompson Jr. 18 (8 of 15 in 37 minutes), and Ethan Thompson 17 (7 of 10 in 33 minutes) as the Beavers improved to 2-0.
OSU shot 50.8 percent from the field to UC Riverside's 38.6 percent.
The Beavers also led 16-6 in points off turnovers at Gill Coliseum.
The Highlanders are 0-1.
PORTLAND 111, Multnomah 103
The Pilots had all kinds of problems with the run-and-gun NAIA Lions before pulling out a win at Chiles Center.
Multnomah led much of the way, including 56-54 at the half, making 22 of 50 (44.0 percent) of its 3-pointers.
Portland led 9-0, and then was outscored the rest of the game.
Multnomah led by as many as 12 points and was ahead 92-91 with less than five minutes remaining.
For MU, Justin Martin finished with 39 points (8 of 18 on 3's) and Ben Grandle added 34 (8 of 16 from beyond the arc).
The Lions were 3-0, all over lesser teams (Northwest Indian College, West Coast Baptist and Cal State Maritime).
Josh McSwiggan tallied 37 points for the Pilots, with 11 rebounds. Both were career highs. He was 17 of 25 from the field, 17 of 22 on 2-pointers.
Martin Shaver Jr. added 23 points and nine assists for Portland (1-0).
UP hit 56.4 percent from the floor, but only 25.0 percent (5 of 20) from 3-point distance.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Oregon 115, ALASKA FAIRBANKS 36
Fairbanks native Ruthy Hebard, Oregon's power forward, had 17 points in 23 minutes, making 6 of 7 shots from the field while battling sickness as the No. 3 Ducks opened with an easy win in her return home.
Sabrina Ionescu had her 11th career triple-double, adding to her NCAA women's record. She posted 18 pointes, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. She is one triple-double shy of the NCAA men's record of 12 set by BYU's Kyle Collinsworth.
Satou Sabally scored 21 points, Erin Boley 14 and Taylor Chavez 13 for Oregon.
CONCORDIA 3, Western Oregon 0
Five Cavaliers seniors (Tori Johnson, Livia Strandberg, Faith Bowman, Britt Beyer and Karly Ernster) finished their home careers with a sweep in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference match, 27-25, 25-18, 25-17. Johnson had 12 kills.
Elyssa Rose had 14 kills and hit .571 for Concordia (11-14, 8-11).
WOU fell to 6-20 overall, 3-16 GNAC.
The Cavs' finale is Thursday night at Montana State Billings.
COLLEGE MEN'S SOCCER
The Portland Pilots are ranked 15th in this week's United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I poll, a drop of three places from last week.
The Pilots (11-2-3) lost 3-2 at Pacific on Saturday.
Oregon State (10-4-3) has entered the top 25 and is ranked 22nd. OSU is 5-0-1 in its last six matches. The Beavers finish their regular season at 8 p.m. Friday at Washington. They are second in the Pac-12 (6-2-1, 19) behind No. 6 Stanford (7-1-1, 22 and 11-2-4 overall). Washington, ranked 25th, is tied with UCLA for third, both 5-4-0 in conference play.
Portland will finish its regular season at Merlo Field at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, against West Coast Conference-leading Saint Mary's (16-0-1), which remained fifth in the rankings.
• Concordia senior goalkeeper Grant Alcorn and sophomore defender Santeri Ihamuotila were selected to the all-Great Northwest Athletic Conference second team.
Making honorable mention from the Cavaliers were freshman midfielder Nicholas Denley, sophomore defender Axel Lonnfors and junior forward Kieran McMinn.
• Senior goalkeeper Manuel Guillermo-Olivares of Multnomah and senior midfielder Octavio Hermosillo of Warner Pacific were voted to the all-Cascade Collegiate Conferense second team.
Making honorable mention from WPU were Omar Alcazar, Oscar Padilla and Javier Sanchez.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER
University of Portland sophomore forward Taryn Ries has been named to the all-WCC team.
Also from the Pilots, sophomore center back Olivia Dendinger was voted to the second team and junior midfielder/forward Kimberly Hazlett made honorable mention.
• Alyssa Guthrie and Mecca Krutsinger of Warner Pacific and Tabitha Howard of Multnomah were honorable mention all-CCC.
COLLEGE MEN'S GOLF
Oregon was fifth and Oregon State ninth through two rounds of the three-round the Saint Mary's Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California.
The Ducks finished 36 holes at 1-under 567, while the Beavers were at 579.
BYU had the lead at 549, 14 ahead of Pepperdine. Third-place Arizona was at 565, two ahead of the Ducks, and fourth-place USC had a 566 total.
Oregon freshman Craig Ronne from Klamath Falls had second place to himself at 137 after a 5-under 66 on Tuesday. He was seven behind the leader, Peter Kuest of BYU.
Edwin Yi of Oregon was at 140.
Spencer Tibbits paced the Beavers with a 143 total.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S GOLF
Oregon was tied for fourth and Oregon State 10th after two rounds of the 54-hole Pac-12 Preview at Nanea Golf Club in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
The Ducks' even-par 584 shared fourth with Arizona, behind Cal (581), Stanford (583) and Colorado (583). Oregon State was at 603.
Oregon's Tze-Han Lin was fourth with a 3-under 143 total, three behind the leader, Yu-Sang Hou of Arizona.
Three Ducks were tied for 16th at 147.
OSU's top players were Olivia Benzin at 148 and Nicole Schroeder at 149.
FloSoftball reports the transfer intention of catcher Mary Iakopo from Oregon. The Ducks already have lost pitcher Miranda Elish and outfielder Lauren Vurke to Texas, where former UO coach Mike White has taken over as coach. Iakopo was second-team all-Pac-12 in 2018 and was the only catcher on the 2019 roster.
PREP BOYS SOCCER
Class 6A semifinals
SUMMIT 2, David Douglas 1 (OT)
Jesuit at Forest Grove, 4:30 p.m.
Jesuit or Forest Grove vs. Summit, 3:30 p.m., Hillsboro Stadium
Class 5A semifinals
LA SALLE PREP 3, Central 2
CORVALLIS 3, South Albany 0
La Salle Prep vs. Corvallis, 10:30 a.m., Hillsboro Stadium
Class 3A/2A/1A semifinals
CATLIN GABEL 2, St. Marys, Medford 1
OREGON EPISCOPAL SCHOOL 6, Riverside 2
Catlin Gabel vs. OES, 1 p.m., Liberty High
PREP GIRLS SOCCER
Class 6A semifinals
JESUIT 3, Mountainside 0
Clackamas 1, WEST LINN 0 (OT)
Jesuit vs. Clackamas, 6 p.m., Hillsboro Stadium
Class 3A/2A/1A semifinals
Oregon Episcopal School 6, ST. MARY'S, MEDFORD 5 (OT)
CATLIN GABEL 9, Blanchet Catholic 0
OES vs. Catlin Gabel, 10:30 a.m., Liberty High
Team Russia scored twice in the closing minutes on Tuesday to beat a team of Western Hockey League stars, 3-1, in Langley, British Columbia.
Portland Winterhawks captain Cody Glass had three shots on goal and won 17 of 26 face-offs in the second game of the Canada-Russia junior hockey series.
Spokane defenseman Ty Smith scored for the WHL, with assists from Everett teammates Connor Dewar and Riley Sutter. The goal gave the WHL an early 1-0 lead.
Russia tied the game late in the first period. The go-ahead goal as on a power play with 1:42 left in the third period by Stepan Starkov. An empty-net goal sealed the win.
Russia and the WHL split two games.
Team Russia now travels east for four more games, two against the Ontario Hockey League and two against the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Glass returns to Portland, where the Winterhawks play host to the Kelowna Rockets at 6 p.m. Saturday (Moda Center) and 5 p.m. Sunday (Memorial Coliseum).
Portland defender Jorge Villafaña has been named to the U.S. roster for friendlies Nov. 15 against England and Nov. 20 versus Italy. He will depart after Thursday's 7:30 p.m. MLS Western Conference semifinal at CenturyLink Field against Seattle.