Portland State's Williams held to 59 points
Feb. 12-13, 1977
Freeman Williams of Portland State scores "only" 59 points in a 119-71 basketball victory over Simon Fraser before a sellout crowd of 2,300 in the PSU gym. He'd scored 71 three nights earlier against Southern Oregon State. And this was before the 3-point line (Williams goes 25 of 38 from the field and 9 of 12 at the free-throw line vs. the Clan). The Vikings improve to 16-8.
• At Palo Alto, Calif., coach Dick Harter's Oregon Ducks defeat Stanford 74-65 and improve to 15-7, with Greg Ballard scoring 20 points and Ernie Kent getting all 12 of his points in the second half.
• Rick Raivio's 20 points and 10 rebounds help the Portland Pilots top Pepperdine, 102-91, at Memorial Coliseum.
• The NBA All-Star Game is on its way to Portland — the Board of Governors votes to play the 1983 game at Memorial Coliseum.
"We had hoped to get it sooner, but we are delighted just to have it on the schedule," says Blazers Executive Vice President Harry Glickman.
In the 1977 game at Milwaukee, the West beats the East 125-124, with Maurice Lucas of the Blazers collecting six points and four rebounds in 11 minutes. For being a member of the winning team, Lucas receives his share of the bonus money — $1,000.
• The Portland Parks Bureau says it needs 100 umpires for fast-pitch and slow-pitch City League softball games.
• "Playboy" Buddy Rose and The Great Ventura retain their Northwest tag team title, defeating Jimmy Snuka and Jay Youngblood at Portland Sports Arena.