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SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/LMU keeps Pilots winless in WCC; Portland State women top Northern Colorado; Crouser sets shot put record


OREGON STATE 79, California 71

OSU got a needed win at home over the cellar dwellers of the Pac-12, but had some trouble putting away the pesky Bears.

Oregon State went on a 6-0 run over the final 1:31 to close it out.

The Beavers were in front 38-32 at the break, after trailing by as many as five points.

Three OSU players finished in double figures for points, with the Thompson brothers — Ethan and Stephen Jr. — going for 23 and 21 respectively, and Tres Tinkle adding 16.

Ethan Thompson led the Beavers in rebounds (seven) and assists (six).

Cal lost despite shooting 50.0 percent from the field. Oregon State hit 54.3 percent.

The Beavers improved to 7-4 in the Pac-12 and 15-8 overall.

The Bears are 0-11, 5-18.

Loyola Marymount 72, PORTLAND 55

The Pilots fell to 0-11 in the West Coast Conference and 7-19 overall.

The Lions improved to 5-6, 17-8.

Marcus Shaver Jr. was Portland's leading scorer with 19 points. JoJo Walker was next with 15.

The teams were tied at 24-24 after one half. Portland led for 12:18 of the half; LMU led for 5:16 and was 0 of 5 from 3-point range. Shaver was the top scorer for either team in the half, posting 12 points.

The Pilots went cold early in the second half, going from 17:07 to 7:37 without a basket and with only four points on free throws. During that stretch, Loyola Marymount went in front 53-33.

Pacific Lutheran at LEWIS & CLARK

The scheduled Saturday night game has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at Pamplin Sports Center.

L&C is 3-10 in the Northwest Conference and 7-15 overall.

PLU is 4-9, 7-14.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO 78, Warner Pacific 68

Collin Malcolm's 25 points led both the visiting Knights and all scorers, but WPU slipped to 5-11 in Cascade Collegiate Conference games and 14-13 this season.

C of I, ranked fourth in NAIA Division II, went to 14-2 in the CCC and 25-3 overall. The Yotes took sole possession of first place in the conference.

Gabe Garrett added 18 points for Warner Pacific.

Multnomah 112, EASTERN OREGON 105

Zach Richardson led the visiting Lions with 42 points, Ben Grandle tossed in 30 and Brett Blackstock had 23.

The Mountaineers trailed 52-47 at the half.

Eastern Oregon made a 3-point to get within 103-100 with 50 seconds remaining, but missed a 3 and layup try and then couldn't make up ground the rest of the way.

Richardson hit 8 of 16 tries from 3-point distance, and Grandle was 9 of 14 from beyond the arc. Blackstock was 12 of 15 at the free-throw line, and Richardson made 8 of 10 there.

EOU fell to 9-7 in the CCC and 14-13 overall.

MU is 5-11 in league play and 14-14 for the season.


PORTLAND STATE 85, Northern Colorado 66

The Vikings improved their Big Sky title hopes with the win at home. The Viks led 20-16 after one quarter, 43-33 at halftime and 60-49 after three quarters.

Sidney Rielly of PSU had 22 points, and teammates Ashley Bolston, Savannah Dhaliwal and Desirae Hansen added 17, 16 and 10, respectively.

Rielly was 9 of 14 from the field.

Courtney West grabbed 11 rebounds for the Vikings, and teammate Jordan Stotler had 10.

And, the Viks held reigning conference MVP Savannah Smith to five points, all in the first half.

Gonzaga 93, PORTLAND 62

The 13th-ranked Bulldogs raised their West Coast Conference-leading record to 11-1. They are 22-2 overall.

The Pilots fell to 2-10 in the WCC and 10-13 for the season.

Gonzaga led 40-23 after two quarters. The Zags finished at 60.3 percent from the field and held UP to 40.4 percent.

Haylee Andrews was Portland's top scorer with 17 points.

CONCORDIA 60, Western Washington 57

Keesha Sarman scored a game-high 25 points, including the final four points of the game in the closing 9.3 seconds, to lift the Cavaliers to a league win at home.

A layup by Nakiyah Lesure with 1:16 remaining got the Cavaliers to within 57-56.

With 16.2 seconds left, the Vikings missed two free throws, and Concordia rebounded. Sarman drove on an isolation play and got a layup to fall and a foul with 9.3 seconds to go. She missed her free throw, but Lesure rebounded, forcing Western Washington to foul with 3.4 seconds on the clock. Sarman went to the line and made both shots for a three-point lead.

The Vikings called a timeout and inbounded at midcourt, but missed a 3 at the buzzer.

Olivia Zezaldenos had 15 points for CU. Sarman added seven rebounds.

The Cavs hiked their record to 6-8 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and 11-11 overall.

WWU dropped to 7-7 GNAC, 12-10 for the season.

Pacific Lutheran at LEWIS & CLARK

The game, set for Saturday night, was postponed to 11 a.m. Sunday at Pamplin Sports Center.

The Lutes are 6-7 in the Northwest Conference and 13-8 overall.

The Pioneers are 1-13, 7-16.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO 92, Warner Pacific 90

Gabriella Bruno led WPU with 25 points in a game with a wild finish at Caldwell, Idaho.

The visiting Knights took an 87-86 lead on Emily Hardwood's two free throws with 29 seconds remaining. Katelyn Rossback added two foul shots three seconds later for a three-point advantage.

After College of Idaho made two free throws at the 24-second mark, the Knights' Darbi Pink missed pair, and C of I's Jocelyn Cook hit two with 12 seconds to go to put the home team on top 90-89.

The Knights then lost the ball on a turnover, and Mackenzie Royce tacked on two free throws for a 92-89 lead with four seconds left.

The Yotes fouled, and Bailey Allen made her first free throw and then missed. But C of I got the rebound.

Allen wound up with 18 points.

Warner Pacific fell to 9-9 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference and 13-12 overall.

The Yotes are 10-8, 14-12.

EASTERN OREGON 84, Multnomah 38

The Mountaineers clinched the league regular-season championship, improving to 18-0 in the CCC and 24-2 overall, while the Lions slipped to 6-12, 10-16.

EOU, ranked ninth in NAIA Division II, led 43-21 at halftime.

Alaygza Porter paced Multnomah with 10 points.


At Tempe, Arizona

Oregon 6, Missouri 1

Oregon 13, Bradley 3 (5 innings)

The Ducks pushed their record to 4-0 with another day of solid offense and satisfactory pitching.

In the morning game, Jordan Dail went the distance, allowing solo home run in the sixth inning and six hits, with two walks and six strikeouts. Allee Bunker went 2 for 4 to lead Oregon's seven-hit attack.

Against Bradley, the Ducks erased a 3-0 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the first, then were never headed. Rachel Cid homered for the Ducks, who had 10 singles among their 11 hits. Cid was 3 for 4.

Oregon State 6, Seattle 4

Oregon State 4, Missouri 3 (8 innings)

The Beavers climbed to 4-0 with a couple of close victories in the Kajikawa Classic.

Missy Nunes' three-run home run in the fourth helped the Beavers win their morning game. Her blast put the Beavers in front 6-3.

In relief, Mariah Mazon improved to 2-0 with four-hit pitching over 4 2/3 innings. She gave up one run and no walks, fanning five.

The Beavers then went extra innings against Mizzou, tied 3-3 after each team scored a run in the fifth but was blanked in the sixth and seventh.

With one out in the top of the eighth, Frankie Hammoude singled home the runner, Jessica Garcia, placed on second.

Mariah Mazon, who went the distance for OSU, struck out the first two Tigers up to bat in the bottom of the eighth, then got the game-ending out on a ground ball to first base.

At San Diego, California

Portland State 6, Cal Poly 4

Portland State 3, SAN DIEGO 2

After a pair of tough, one-run losses on Friday to open the season, the Vikings led all the way on Saturday morning against Cal Poly and went on to even their season record at 2-2.

PSU starter Serafine Parrish worked four innings to gain the victory, giving up three earned runs (four total) on six hits and a walk, with one strikeout.

Katie Schroeder picked up a save, allowing one hit and one walk over three innings.

Each team finished with seven hits, and Kaela Morrow led the Viks by going 3 for 4 with a double and RBI. Darian Lindsey was 2 for 3 and scored twice.

Later in the day, San Diego struggled with Portland State hurler Alyssa Burk, who gave up seven hits and four walks, with three strikeouts in seven innings.

Morrow's RBI single gave the Vikings a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Two innings later, Ashley Doyle drove home another run with a double. In the seventh, Morrow singled in another run.

San Diego loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, then scored on a sacrifice fly and made it a 3-2 game with a double that left runners on second and third. But next batter popped out to first base.

At Redding, California

Oregon Tech 3, Concordia 0

SIMPSON 6, Concordia 1

The Owls, ranked 10th in NAIA, beat NCAA Division II Concordia to open the day, scoring all the runs in the fifth inning. Karley Yoshioka had two of CU's four hits. OIT had six hits.

Concordia then gave up six runs on six hits to host Simpson.



Concordia dropped a game played over two days and halted Saturday going into the bottom of the eighth inning.

Two other games scheduled between the teams were cancelled due to the weather.


OREGON 13, Mercer 6

The Ducks opened their season with a win at home in the debut for coach Chelsea Gamble.

Julia Taylor and Claire Domshick had three goals each for Oregon.


OREGON 6, Louisville 1

No. 1 singles player Thomas Laurent, ranked third in the nation, downed Brandon Lancaster 6-2, 6-1 as the Ducks raised their record to 8-1 and dropped Louisville to 6-3.

Boise State 4, Portland State 3

At Eugene, the Vikings dropped to 4-2 this season despite winning the doubles point and getting victories from No. 1 singles man Matteo Fortini (5-1 this season) and No. 3 Tommy Edwards (5-1). Fortini won 6-2, 6-2, while Edwards prevailed 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.


Oregon senior Cravon Gillespie ran the second-fastest indoor 60 meters in school history, clocking 6.61 seconds to win at the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Other winners for the Ducks: junior Tristan James in the men's triple jump (51-9 3/4) and sophiomore Jasmin Reed in the women's 60 (7.34 in the prelims, 7.35 in the finals).


Oregon tied for fourth and Oregon State tied for eighth in the Amer Ari Invitational, which ended Saturday at Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Oklahoma State won with a 47-under-par 817 total. Auburn (827), Texas (829), Oregon and USC (both 834) made up the rest of the top five in the 18-team event. OSU finished at 851.

Oregon's Edwin Yi shared second place, and the Ducks' Sam Foust tied for sixth. Yi had a 15-under 201 total, shooting 3-under 69 in the final round. Oklahoma State's Matthew Wolff closed with a 65 and won with a 198 for 54 holes.

Foust shot 71 on the final day and was at 204.

Spencer Tibbits (71) and Sean Kato (71) led Oregon State, both tying for 24th at 212.


UTAH 173, Oregon State 85


Ryan Crouser, the former Barlow High star, won the shot put with a world-leading and meet-record throw of 73 feet, 3 1/4 inches in the 112th Millrose Games at The Armory in New York City. It was the fourth-best indoor throw ever.

Runner-up Joe Kovacs threw 68-5 1/4.

Devon Allen, former University of Oregon star, took first for the second year in a row in the men's 60-meter hurdles. He and Freddie Crittenden were timed in 7.61 seconds in a photo finish.

The women's Wanamaker Mile winner, Konstanze Klosterhalfen of Germany, pulled away early for a big victory. She recently moved to the Portland area to train with the Nike Oregon Project. The next two finishers, runner-up and defending champion Colleen Quigley and Kate Grace, compete for the Bowerman Track Club. Klosterhalften's time was a world-leading 4:19.98. Quigley crossed the line in a personal-best 4:22.86, and Grace was timed in 4:24.27.

In the Wanamaker men's mile, ex-Duck Edward Cheserek finished second to Ethiopia's and Nike Oregon Project athlete Yomif Kejelcha, whose world-leading 3:48.46 just missed the world record of 3:48.45, held by Hicham El Guerrouj. Cheserek ran 3:53.29. Clayton Murphy of Nike Oregon Project was third in a personal-best 3:53.30.

In the women's 800, ex-UO star Raevyn Rogers placed fourth in 2:01.33. Ajee Wilson won in 1:58.60, also a best in the world this year.

Men's 800 winner Donovan Brazier set an American indoor record of 1:44.41 that earned second place and lowered the previous mark of 1:45.00 (Johnny Gray, 1992). The 800 winner on Saturday, Michael Saruni, finished in 1:43.98.

Ex-Duck English Gardner won the women's 60 with a PR of 7.10, and former UO runner Deajah Stevens was fourth in 7.20.

Ex-Duck Marcus Chambers captured the men's 400 in 46.99.


In the AT&T Pebble Beach, formers Oregon Duck Wyndham Clark and Ben Crane did not advance to Sunday's final round.

Clark was tied for 61st a par-71 at Monterey Peninsula gave him a 54-hole total of 2-under 213.

Crane shot 73 at Monterey and was tied for 135th at 223.

Paul Casey had the 54-hole lead at 15-under 200 and by three strokes over Phil Mickelson.

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