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FRIDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Oregon State baseball takes two from Nebraska; Pilots get pair of wins, too; Oregon scores in ninth to claim home opener

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UCLA 74, OREGON 69

The No. 2 Ducks lost for the second time in five days and saw their hold on the Pac-12 lead trimmed to one game over Oregon State and Stanford with three games remaining.

Playing without injured forward Ruthy Hebard, the Ducks built a 22-point lead in the second quarter, but the Bruins turned up their defense, climbed back into the game and stunned Oregon and the 8,858 fans at Matthew Knight Arena.

Kennedy Burke scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Bruins, who outscored the Ducks 47-27 in the second half.

Oregon is 24-3, 13-2 in the Pac-12. UCLA is 16-10, 10-6 in conference, including 7-1 in conference road games.

Erin Boley led Oregon with 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Sabrina Ionescu had 18 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Maite Cazorla scored 13 points, but had only four after the first quarter.

Oregon was 2 for 14 in the second half on 3-pointers and finished the game 6 for 26 from behind the arc.

Oti Gildon started for Hebard and finished with six points and eight rebounds.

Satou Sabally and Ionescu each fouled out late, and Sabally struggled through a 3-of-14 shooting night, missing all seven of her 3's.

Oregon led 42-20 late in the first half. The Bruins closed the second quarter on a 7-0 run to pull within 15 at the break, then scored the first five points of the second half.

A 7-0 Bruins run spanning the end of the third quarter and start of the fourth got UCLA within three. UCLA took the lead on a Michaela Onyenwere free throw with 7:06 left.

Onyenwere, UCLA's top scorer, was on the bench for much of the Bruins rally because of foul trouble and finished with only 12 points and two rebounds.

The UCLA lead reached eight on a Japreece Dean 3-pointer with 3:46 left.

A Ionescu 3 got the Ducks within one with 35 seconds left.

Down three, the Ducks failed to get a good look. UCLA missed two foul shots but got the offensive rebound to seal the win.

Oregon plays its final regular-season home game at 11 a.m. Sunday against USC.

OREGON STATE 68, USC 61

In front of 5,084 fans at Gill Coliseum, the Beavers closed with an 18-4 run to edge the Trojans and keep their Pac-12 title hopes alive.

The Beavers are 22-5, 12-3 in the Pac-12. They are tied with Stanford for second place, one game behind Oregon with three games to play.

USC led 57-50 when Allyah Mazyck hit her fifth 3-pointer of the game with 5:40 left.

Down the stretch, Aleah Goodman and Destiny Slocum hit huge 3-pointers for the Beavers. Goodman hit a 3 to put OSU ahead 61-59 with 1:18 remaining. Slocum then hit from well behind the line with the shot clock expiring to make the score 64-59 with 32 seconds left. 

Mikayla Pivec, whose hustle kept the Beavers within striking distance at times Friday, was huge for OSU. She finished with 18 points and eight rebounds and came up with a timely play each time it appeared the Trojans had the upper hand.

Slocum finished with 16 points, Goodman had 11, and Joanna Grymek had 13 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots.

Mazyck scored 25 points for the Trojans.

USC raced to a 16-0 lead. Oregon State used a 16-6 second quarter to climb within one point by halftime. Grymek, using her size advantage, had a team-high 10 points at halftime.

The Beavers play their final regular-season home game at 1 p.m. Sunday against UCLA.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Oregon State 8-5, Nebraska 2-3

At Surprise, Arizona, Adley Rutschman homered in each game and the Beavers improved to 6-0 by sweeping the Cornhuskers.

Kevin Abel struck out 10 batters over 5 1/3 innings to earn the win in the opener. Relievers Dylan Pearce and Christian Chamberlain added seven more strikeouts.

Alex McGarry was 3 for 4, scored three times and had one RBI.

In the second game, Bryce Fehmel struck out 10 and Rutschman hit a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning. Brandon Eisert pitched a scoreless eighth to improve to 3-0.

McGarry was 2 for 4 with a two-run single, and Troy Claunch hit a solo homer.

OREGON 3, Saint Mary's 2

At PK Park, Jakob Goldfarb went 3 for 4 and scored the winning run on a Tanner Smith sacrifice fly with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Ducks took their home opener.

Goldfarb reached on an infield single to open the ninth and went to third on an Aaron Zavala single.

Goldfarb also had a two-run single to give Oregon a 2-1 lead in the sixth.

Ducks starter Cole Stringer, a junior from Central Catholic High, scattered three hits over six innings with six strikeouts. Nico Tellache, who got the final two outs after Saint Mary's tied the score at 2-2 in the top of the ninth, earned the win.

Portland 2, North Dakota State 1

Portland 6, UT RIO GRANDE VALLEY 4

At Edinburg, Texas, sophomore Eli Morse (1-0) from Cleveland High pitched eight strong innings and had seven strikeouts versus North Dakota State.

The Pilots scored twice in the top of the third, when ex-Lincoln High standout Gabe Skoro and Blake Porter each singled and scored.

In their second game of the day, the Pilots (5-1) scored four times thanks to walks and a series of throwing errors in the top of the eighth inning to rally for the win.

Matt Kelly homered for Portland, and Daniel Lopez went 2 for 3 and scored twice.

Freshman Peter Allegro picked up his first win in relief, working out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Oregon 11, Army 0 (5 innings)

Cherish Burk went 2 for 2 with her first home run of the season and the Ducks (9-3) took advantage of nine free passes in a five-inning run-rule win at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, California. Jordan Dail (7-0) struck out eight for the victory.

Oregon State 5, Nevada 1

Oregon State 12, Pacific 2

At Stockton, California, Frankie Hammoude and Kayleen Shafer each hit home runs for the Beavers as they opened their day with a win over Nevada. Shafer, Missy Nunes and Shelby Weeks each supplied two hits, and OSU pitcher Meehra Nelson struck out 10, walked two and allowed five hits.

Against Pacific, the Beavers had 13 hits while improving to 10-2. Nerissa Eason struck out five over seven ininggs to earn the victory.

Portland State 13, Maryland 8

UNLV 9, Portland State 0 (6 innings)

At Riverside, California, the Vikings pounded out 16 hits in the early-morning win. Alexxis Ponce and Jessica Flanagan each went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and scored twice. and Alexis Morrison went 2 for 5 with a home run and four RBIs.

In the second game of the day, the Rebels had 10 hits en route to a run-rule win after six innings.  Darian Lindsey had two of the three hits for Portland State (4-7).

CONCORDIA 8, Eastern Oregon 1

Chelsea Sligh went 2 for 2 and scored twice, and the Cavaliers scored seven runs in the second inning of their Cavalier Classic game at home.

The second game of the day against Corban was canceled.

COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD

• Portland State senior Donte Robinson successfully defended his heptathlon title at the Big Sky indoor championships in Bozeman, Montana.

Robinson finished with 5,394 points to beat runner-up Wyatt Thompson-Siporen of Montana State by 189 points.

It was the highest winning total at the conference meet since 2014, and Robinson matched the feat of former Viking Nick Trubachik, the winner in 2009 and 2010.

Also for the Viks, Kaila Gibson placed sixth in the women's 5,000 meters.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS

Oregon State 196.650, ARIZONA STATE 196.625

At Tempe, Arizona, the 12th-ranked Beavers edged the 20th-ranked Sun Devils. Kaitlyn Yanish (vault and floor exercise) and Sabrina Gill (balance beam) placed first in events for Oregon State (7-2). 

COLLEGE MEN'S WRESTLING

Oregon State 33, CAL BAPTIST 7

At Riverside, California, the Beavers won eight of 10 matches, three by major decision and with pins for Jamarcus Grant at 197 pounds and Amar Dhesi at 285.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S LACROSSE x

OREGON 15, Jacksonville 12

Carli Leach and Jamie Level scored four goals each as the Ducks won at home to improve to 2-2.

COLLEGE MEN'S TENNIS

PORTLAND 6, Montana State 1

The Pilots improved to 3-5 by beating the visiting Bobcats (1-6).

Oregon 6, DRAKE 1

At Des Moines, Iowa, the 15th-ranked Ducks (10-1) won their seventh in a row.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S TENNIS

Portland 6, PORTLAND STATE 1

The Pilots improved to 18-0 all time against the Vikings.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

Class 3A first round

De La Salle North Catholic 76, Brookings-Harbor 31

Pleasant Hill 52, Catlin Gabel 46

Class 2A first round

Columbia Christian 103, Union 36

TIMBERS

Portland acquired $100,000 in 2019 Targeted Allocation Money and $50,000 in 2020 General Allocation Money from D.C. United for a 2019 international roster spot.

NBA

Former Jefferson High forward Terrence Jones has re-signed with the Houston Rockets.

The Rockets, who drafted Jones out of Kentucky in the first round in 2012, have given him to a 10-day contract. Jones was averaging 23.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game for the Erie BayHawks of the G League.

Jones, 27, hasn't played in the NBA since the 2016-17 season. He averaged 10.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per NBA game with Houston, New Orleans and Milwaukee.

PGA TOUR

Former Oregon Duck Aaron Wise carded a 3-under-par 68 in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship and moved up 22 spots into a tie for 25th.

Dustin Johnson's 131 gave him a two-stroke lead on Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar.

• In the Puerto Rico Open, ex-Duck Ben Crane from Beaverton fired a 3-under 69 to finish the second round tied for fourth at 7-under 137.

Wydnham Clark, a tour rookie also from the U of O, had a 68 and was tied for seventh at 138.

The leaders — D.J. Trahan, Nate Lashley and Roberto Diaz — were at 136.


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