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SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Pilots men go to OT before falling to Dons; PSU, UP women win; OSU baseball clubs Gonzaga; Ducks, Beavers split in softball

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL

OREGON STATE 72, Oregon 57

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PORTLAND STATE 78, Southern Utah 69

Point guard Holland Woods had 17 points and a game-high eight assists to help the Vikings get past the visiting Thunderbirds.

Michael Nuga (12 points), Deante Strickland (11) and Jamie Orme (10) also got into double figures for PSU.

The Vikings, who hit 8 of 17 from 3-point range, are 11-14 overall and 6-8 in the Big Sky, while the Thunderbirds are 12-12, 7-8.

Portland State also pulled within 1 1/2 games of fifth-place Eastern Washington, which is 7-6 in conference play.

Woods nailed a 32-footer at the buzzer ending the first half. It gave Portland State a 31-28 lead. He had 16 points and five assists over the final 20:01 of action, as his team shot 55.2 percent in the second half.

PSU has won four in a row at Viking Pavilion.

San Francisco 68, PORTLAND 63 (OT)

The Pilots came close to their first league victory of the season, but USF never trailed in overtime.

The Cons hit a 3 with 2:21 left in the extra period to take a 63-58 advantage. UP cut the gap to 63-61 and then 65-63 on Marcus Shaver Jr.'s two free throws with 45 seconds to go. But Frankie Ferrari hit a 3 with 18 seconds left for San Francisco, while Portland imssed a layup and two 3's in the closing seconds.

In regulation, the Pilots got the ball with 53 seconds remaining and down 53-51. They had an inside shot blocked, but Shaver Jr. got the offensive rebound and JoJo Walker wound up at the line, where he sank both free throws to tie the score at 53-53. The Dons missed a 3 and went to overtime.

Shaver finished with a team-high 15 points and game-high eight rebounds. Walker had 11 points and a game high-tying five assists.

The Pilots fell to 0-12 in West Coast Conference play and 7-20 for the season, while the Dons improved to 8-4, 20-6.

SEATTLE PACIFIC 78, Concordia 50

Host SPU dominated the first half 48-19 en route to the win.

Dakota Ayala scored a career-high 18 points for Concordia.

In Great Northwest Athletic Conference play, the Cavaliers now are 4-12, the Falcons 12-4. Overall, Concordia is 10-14, Seattle Pacific 15-6.

WILLAMETTE 92, Lewis & Clark 84

Lewis & Clark's season ended with a loss in Salem, despite good production from Zeke Craford (23 points, seven rebounds) and Mak Hutson (20 points, four assists).

The Pioneers finished 4-12 in Northwest Conference action and 8-17 overall.

The Bearcats went to 6-10, 9-16.

WARNER PACIFIC 93, Evergreen State58x

Collin Malcolm's game-high 24 points and team-leading 14 rebounds led WPU in a playoff tuneup at C.C. Perry Gym.

The league tournament-bound Knights finished 8-11 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference (16-13 overall).

Evergreen State wound up with marks of 1-17 CCC, 5-21.

Northwest 104, MULTNOMAH 98

The host Lions came up just short of a league playoff position this season, despite 40 points from Justin Martin, 26 out of Zach Richardson and 18 from Brett Blackstock in their finale.

Multnomah dipped to 6-12 in the CCC and 15-15 overall, while Northwest finished its season at 6-12, 14-16.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Portland State 81, SOUTHERN UTAH 56

The visiting Vikings outshot the Thunderbirds from the field, 54.4 percent to 38.6 percent and got a win that put them atop the Big Sky.

Sidney Rielly of PSU led all scorers with 22 points. Courtney West added 13 points, and Kylie Jimenez had 11 points and a game-best eight assists.

The victory at Cedar City, Utah, lifted Portland State's record to 11-3 in the Big Sky and 19-4 overall, while SUU fell to 3-12, 6-18.

In the upper part of the conference standings: PSU is 11-3 … Idaho State slipped to 11-4 with a 60-59 loss at Montana … Idaho dropped to 10-3 by losing 77-72 at Northern Colorado, which improved to 11-4.

The Vikings have six regular-season games remaining, four on the road. Key dates include the next game (6 p.m. Tuesday at Idaho State) and the Feb. 28 home game, at 7 p.m., against Idaho.

PORTLAND 96, San Diego 74

At Chiles Center, the Pilots went to halftime even at 42-42, then snapped a four-game losing streak

Portland climbed to 3-11 in the West Coast Conference and 11-14 overall.

A 33-12 edge in the third quarter gave the Pilots a 75-54 cushion.

The Toreros dropped to 1-15 WCC, 8-19.

For the Pilots, sophomore guard Maddie Muhlheim from Sunset High scored a game- and career0high 27 points, while Haylee Andrews added 16, Darian Slaga 13, Julie Spencer 12 and Jayce Gorzeman 11.

UP shot 53.7 percent from the field, going 12 of 24 from 3-point range.

Muhlheim broke the school record by sinking nine 3's, on 13 attempts. She was 0 for 1 on 2-point tries.

Concordia 71, ALASKA 44

At Fairbanks, Alaska, the visiting Cavaliers got 24 points from Olivia Vezaldenos, 17 from Keesha Sarman and 10 from Abby Zhang and shot 51 percent from the field to Alaska's 30 percent.

CU improved to 12-12 overall and 7-9 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Alaska dipped to 4-18, 1-15.

WILLAMETTE 67, Lewis & Clark 49

In the season finale for L&C, Sara Hogman scored a team-high 16 points at Salem.

The Pioneers wound up with a 1-15 record in the Northwest Conference and were 2-23 for the season.

The Bearcats improved to 6-10 NWC, 11-14.

WARNER PACIFIC 72, Evergreen State 62

Senior Deepika Kapil had 21 points and 19 rebounds to lead the host Knights.

The Knights, who already had clinched a Cascade Collegiate Conference playoff berth, improved to 11-9 for the league regular season and will advance with a 15-12 overall record.

The Geoducks finished at 0-18, 0-22.

Northwest 74, MULTNOMAH 56

Milan Woods led the Lions with 13 points in a loss at Jim Skagen Court.

Multnomah already had secured a CCC playoff spot. The Lions wound up at 7-13 in league regular-season games and are 11-17 overall.

Northwest 8-12, 11-19.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Oregon State 9, Gonzaga 3

At Surprise, Arizona, the Beavers' bats came alive while starter Bryce Fehmel allowed only one hit (a second-inning home run) over eight innings.

OSU (2-0) got a solo homer from Adley Rutschman in the sixth inning and a three-run HR from Beau Philip in the seventh.

Gonzaga led 1-0, but Fehmel allowed only two runners after the Zags' score, and those came via a fielding error and fielder's choice.

Alex McGarry had a two-RBI single in the fourth for Oregon State and joined Philips with three hits in the game.

Next for the Beavers is a noon PT game Sunday against Minnesota, a rematch of 2018 NCAA Super Regional opponents.

TEXAS TECH 12, Oregon 11

The Ducks (1-1) scored eight times in their first at-bat. They led 9-7 after two innings, 10-7 after three and 11-7 after 5 1/2.

The eighth-ranked Red Raiders got two runs in their half of the sixth to pull within 11-9. They went ahead 12-11 with three runs in the seventh.

For Oregon, seven players had at least one RBI and the team outhit Texas Tech 14-10. Jonny Deluca and Aaron Zavala each had three hits for Oregon. Cameron Campbell homered.

Games 3 and 4 in the series are noon PT Sunday and 11 a.m. PT Monday.

Portland 7-5, HAWAII 4-9

The Pilots (2-1) split two games, giving up a late batch of runs in dropping the nightcap.

Portland outscored Hawaii 6-3 over the final four innings of Saturday's first game. Nate Packard (four hits, one run allowed, seven strikeouts over eight innings) picked up the win. Gabe Skoro was 3 for 4, while Chad Stevens and Hunter Montgomery both homered and had two RBIs.

In the second game, Hawaii struck for seven runs in the eighth to overcome a 5-2 deficit.

Cody Hawken drove in three runs for Portland in the loss, on a double, ground ball and home run.

Whitman 3, Lewis & Clark 2 (12 innings)

At McMinnville, Leo Rivera's RBI single in the 12th capped a comeback from a 2-0 deficit through seven innings.

Whitman (2-3) outhit L&C (0-2), 9-4. The Pioneers got their runs in the fifth on a hit batter and infield error.

LINFIELD 5, Lewis & Clark 4 (10 innings)

A two-out RBI single by C. Robinson in the bottom of the 10th lifted the host Wildcats to the comeback win.

The Pioneers (0-3) led 3-0 after two innings and 4-3 before Linfield (2-3) evened the count in the eighth.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Oregon 2, Florida Athletic 0

Kentucky 12, Oregon 3 (5 innings)

Sophomore left-hander Jordan Dail pitched her first career no-hitter in the 19th-ranked Ducks' Saturday opener, but No. 18 Kentucky jumped on Oregon in the nightcap at Clearwater, Florida.

Dail (5-0) allowed only one runner to second base after the first inning and ended the game against the Owls (3-5) with nine strikeouts and four walks.

Oregon took the lead on a first-inning pickoff attempt throwing error to first that scored Rachel Cid, who had walked and moved to second on a walk to April Utecht.

The Florida Atlantic game's first hit came in the bottom of the fifth, when Haley Cruse led off with a double. With two out, Utecht singled her home.

Kentucky got to UO starter Maddie MacGrandle (2-2) for six runs on five hits and three walks in 1 1/2 innings. Dail pitched three inninngs, giving up six hits, six walks and six runs.

Oregon finished 2-2 in the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational and is 7-2 this season.

Next week, Oregon goes to the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, California, to play six unranked teams, starting with New Mexico State and Bethune-Cookman on Thursday.

Oregon State 3, Cal Poly 0

Mississippi 2, Oregon State 0

Ole Miss snapped the Beavers' season-opening win streak at eight in the nightcap at Long Beach, California.

Ole Miss scored single runs in the first and third innings (two hits and an error for the first run, three hits for the second run).

Each team finished with five hits, with four runners left on base.

In Saturday's first game, OSU puitcher Nerissa Eason (2-0) blanked the Mustangs on two hits, with two walks and six strikeouts over seven innings.

Two runs came home in the second inning, and OSU scored again in the sixth.

In the second and at the bottom of the order, Maia Rader had an RBI triple and Ashton Phillips an RBI single.

Four frames later, freshman Frankie Hammoude blasted her sixth home run of the season.

OSU will finish its play in the Stacy Winsberg Tournament with an 11:30 a.m. Sunday game against host Long Beach State, which lost 4-2 to the Beavers on Friday.

Portland State games canceled

PSU called off Saturday games against Stanford and Colorado State due to an illness sweeping through the team at Stanford.

CONCORDIA IRVINE (Calif.) 7-3, Concordia 0-1

Concordia Irvine, ranked 10th in NCAA Division II, got a morning no-hitter from sophomore Callie Nunes She walked two and struck out 11, and was backed by 11 hits.

NORTHWEST 13-2, Lewis & Clark 12-10

At Rosemont Ridge Middle School in West Linn, the Pioneers split their first games of the season.

Northwest scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take the first game.

L&C led all the way in the second game, with Olivia Brackin getting a home run as part of a nine-hit attack and Savannah Dickson working all six innings, with three hits and no earned runs allowed.

COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD

Concordia claimed three individual titles on Saturday at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference indoor championships in Nampa, Idaho.

Macie Allen and Adam Brown won the women's and men's 400 meters, and Josh Koch took first in the men's shot put.

Concordia's Giovanni Brown placed third in the heptathlon and 60-meter hurdles. His multi-event totla of 4,987 points is the second-highest in school history and is 20th on the NCAA Division II season chart.

The Cavaliers finishes sixth out of 10 teams in the women's standings, scoring 49 points (Seattle Pacific won with 154).

The Cavs men were eighth out of 10 squads with 45 points (Western Washington won with 138 1/2).

Macie Allen's time of 7.58 seconds ranks 12th in D-II.

Knox's throw of 56 feet, 7 1/2 inches ranks 19th.

COLLEGE MEN'S TENNIS

PORTLAND 5, Idaho 2

The Pilots (2-5) used a makeshift lineup due to injury and illness but fought off the Vandals (2-4) at the Louisiana Pacific Tennis Center. UP won the top four singles matches, after dropping the doubles point, with Sema Parkin posting a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 1, and No. 2 Tom Hann and No. 3 Nicklas Oberg also going three sets for wins.

Sacramento State 4, PORTLAND STATE 3

A match that lasted more than five hours at Vancouver Tennis Center came down to Sac State's Donald Hall edging Otto Holtari 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 in the No. 6 singles spot for the decisive point.

PSU, which is 1-18 all-time against the Hornets, dropped to 5-3 overall this season. Sac State is 4-4.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S TENNIS

PORTLAND 6, Montana 1

The Pilots completed a two-match weekend home sweep and raised their record to 4-2. Portland won every match but at No. 2 singles, and No. 1 Jelena Lukic outlasted Julia Ronney 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4).

Montana State 5, PORTLAND STATE 2

The visiting Bobcats edged the Vikings 2-1 in doubles, then went on to win at Vancouver Tennis Center in Washington.

Taylor Rees gave the Viks a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 win at No. 5 singles, and Eszter Zador of PSU won 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 at No. 4.

OREGON 5, San Diego 2

The Ducks won every singles match except at No. 6, with ace Shweta Sangway taking her match 6-1, 6-3 at the Student Tennis Center in Eugene.

Seattle 7, LEWIS & CLARK 0

All six singles matches were decided in staright sets at the L&C Tennis Dome.

TIMBERS

Portland scored twice in the final half hour to grab a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls in preseason action at Tucson, Arizona.

Brian White got the opening goal in the 13th minute, and Sean Nealis scored in the 32nd for a 2-0 Red Bulls advantage.

Jeremy Ebobisse found the back of the net in the 62nd minute, and Diego Valeri's penalty kick capped the scoring in the 70th minute. The PK came after Sebastian Blanco was fouled inside the penalty area.

Blanco's dribble penetration and dish to Ebobisse inside the six-yard box led to the latter's scoring header.

Portland went the first 73 minutes with Jeff Attinella in goal, and Zarek Valentin, Larrys Mabiala, Julio Cascante and Jorge Villafana on defense, and David Guzman, Diego Chara, Dairon Asprilla, Valeri, Blanco and Ebobisse.

Subs in the 73rd minute for Portland were goalkeeper Steve Clark, Marco Farfan, Bill Tuiloma, Claude Dielna, Ray Miller, Andres Flores, Cristhian Paredes, Andy Polo, Marvin Loria, Tomas Conechny and Lucas Melano.

PGA TOUR

Aaron Wise, the second-year PGA Tour pro from the University of Oregon, missed the cut by two shots in the Genesis Open. He had a 2-over-par 73 in the second round for a 2-over 144 total. The 36-hole co-leaders, Justin Thomas and Adam Scott, were 11-under.

WEB.COM TOUR

Former Jesuit High golfer Scott Harrington posted a 2-under 70 in the third round of the LECOM Suncoast Classic at Lakewood Ranch, Florida. He'll go into Sunday's final 18 holes tied for 40th and 13 strokes behind leader Mark Hubbard.


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