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SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Ducks, Beavers win again in softball at Kajikawa Classic


Oregon 88, STANFORD 48

The third-ranked Ducks, led by junior guard Sabrina Ionescu, got a rare win at Stanford, using a strong first half to pull away early from the No. 11 Cardinal.

Ionescu came out with three minutes to go and finished with game highs of 27 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists.

Ruthy Hebard pitched in with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the Ducks.

Oregon shot 57.1 percent from the field and was 12 of 16 (75.0 percent) from 3-point distance.

Stanford made 32.2 percent from the floor and went 5 of 22 (22.7 percent) on 3's.

It was the Ducks' first win at Stanford in their last 29 tries and since 1987. It also was the worst home loss for Stanford in 33 years under coach Tara VanDerveer.

With the results of the day around the Pac-12, Oregon came away solidly atop the conference at 12-0, with Oregon State 10-2 and Stanford 9-3 after the Beavers' victory Sunday at Cal.

Oregon went to 23-1 overall, while Stanford slipped to 19-4.

The Ducks won the first quarter 20-11, and managed to survive the rest of the half with Satou Sabally on the bench after drawing her second foul early in the second quarter. Oregon got even better, in fact, and went the break on top 44-20, outscoring Stanford 22-4 to end the second quarter. Ionescu had 17 points on 8-for-14 shooting (no free-throw attempts) in the half.

After three quarters, the Ducks had a 66-36 lead, and Ionescu was at 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

Oregon State 82, CALIFORNIA 74

The Beavers bounced back from a loss at Stanford with a key conference road triumph, overcoming the 31 points and 18 rebounds of Cal's 6-4 Kristine Anigwe.

Destiny Slocum scored 26 points for Oregon State, which also got 17 from Aleah Goodman and 16 points and a team-high eight rebounds from Mikayla Pivec.

The Beavers improved to 10-2 in the Pac-12 and 20-4 overall.

The Bears are 5-7, 14-9.

Cal hit 4 of 7 3-pointers to lead 20-15 after one quarter. The Bears increased their lead to 11, but the Beavers battled back to within 37-35 at the half with an 11-2 run. Solcum scored 13 points in the first two quarters to in part offset the 17 points and nine rebounds of Anigwe.

Through three quarters, the Beavers were in front 59-51.

Cal, down by four points, missed a 3 with 22 seconds to go. Taya Corosdale rebounded for Oregon State, and then Goodman sank two free throws for an 80-74 edge with 18 seconds to go.

The Bears missed another 3, and Pivec sank two foul shots.

Pacific Lutheran 79, LEWIS & CLARK 62

Five Pioneers scored in double figures in the late-morning loss at Pamplin Sports Center.

Delsie Johnson and Sara Hogman led the way with 12 points each, and Jillian Jin, Alyx Crager and Jessica Cerne had 10 apiece.

PLU led 37-31 at the half and 55-49 going into the fourth quarter.

The Pioneers dropped to 2-21 (1-13 in the Northwest Conference), while the Lutes raised their record to 14-8 (7-7 NWC).


OREGON 69, Stanford 46

Payton Pritchard pumped in 20 points, and the Ducks never trailed at Matthew Knight Arena.

The Cardinal missed 22 of their first 24 shots and fell behind 18-4. At the half, it was 30-20 for Oregon.

Louis King added 16 points and seven rebounds for Oregon, and Victor Bailey Jr. had 11. Kenny Wooten tied his career high with seven blocks.

The Ducks improved to 6-5 in the Pac-12 and 15-9 overall.

The Cardinal, which shot 27.3 percent from the field, fell to 5-6, 12-11.

Pacific Lutheran 74, LEWIS & CLARK 55

Adrian Romero had a team-best 15 points for the Pioneers in their matinee homecourt defeat.

Mak Huston added 13 for the Pios, and Kyle Owens scored 10.

PLU got out to a 38-19 halftime lead, shooting 46.9 percent from the field and holding L&C to 25.8 percent.

Pacific Lutheran improved to 8-14 overall and 5-9 in the Northwest Conference.

Lewis & Clark is 7-16, 3-11.


At Tempe, Arizona

Oregon 8, Seattle 6

The 5-0 Ducks hit two home runs — including a go-ahead, three-run shot by freshman Hannah Galey out of Scappoose in their finale of the Kajikawa Classic.

Galey's blast turned a 5-3 deficit into a 6-5 lead in the fifth inning.

Oregon finished with a 14-5 edge in hits, with three from Jasmine Sievers, who had a two-run HR two at-bats after Galey in the fifth.

In relief, Maddie MacGrandle improved to 2-0, not giving up a hit (but with five walks and one run allowed) in the final 1 1/3 innings.

Oregon State 8, Western Michigan 3

Frankie Hammoude delivered two homers, which drove in five runs, as the Beavers left the Kajikawa Classic at 5-0.

OSU took a 3-0 lead in the first inning on Missy Nunes' RBI single and Hammoude's first deep shot.

Western Michigan tied the score with a three-run fourth.

But Mannoude's long ball in the top of the sixth put OSU on top for good.

Nerissa Eason pitched the final 3 1/3 innigs, giving up no hits or runs, for the win.

At San Diego, California

Marshall 7, Portland State 4

Cal Poly 7, PSU 3

The Vikings dropped two games to finish their opening weekend 2-4 in the San Diego Invitational.

Marshall outhit the Vikings 8-4. The Viks' Darian Lindsey was 2 for 2 with two doubles and an RBI.

Cal Poly then took a 5-0 lead with five runs in the second inning and led PSU in hits 10-5 over the seven innings. Rachel Menlove and Alexxis Poince each had an RBI for the Vikings.

At Redding, California

Concordia 6, SIMPSON 1

Oregon Tech 9, Concordia 1

Sally Bowles pitched a four-hit, no-walk complete game and was 2 for 2 with a home run and two RBIs to lift the Cavaliers to the win over Simpson.

OIT outhit Concordia 12-3 in the second game.

The Cavaliers are 2-5. The Owls, ranked 10th in the NAIA, are 5-2.


ILLINOIS 4, Oregon 3

The Ducks (4-3) took four singles matches to three sets and won two of them, but couldn't overcome losses at Nos. 4-6 singles. Daniela Nasser of Oregon, ranked 72nd in the nation, won at the No. 1 spot 6-7 (9-11), 6-1, 6-4.

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