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SUNDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Hebard plays just enough to help Oregon handle Trojans; Oregon State holds on at home vs. Bruins; OSU baseball 8-0; Devon Allen wins U.S. hurdles title

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

OREGON 96, USC 78

Ruthy Hebard returned and Erin Boley put on a shooting clinic as the No. 2-ranked Ducks rediscovered their mojo in their final regular-season home game and before 8,232 at Matthew Knight Arena.

Sabrina Ionescu's 17th career triple-double — and seventh his season — was almost an afterthought as Oregon pulled away from USC in the second half to end a two-game skid.

Boley scored a career high with 32 points, hitting 8 of 11 3-point shots.

Hebard, wearing a brace on her bruised right knee, returned to the lineup after missing one and a half games. The 6-4 junior forward finished with 13 points (on 5-of-6 shooting), eight rebounds and two steals in 16 minutes off the bench.

Ionescu had 13 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds.

Oregon improved to 25-3, 14-2 atop the Pac-12. The Ducks lead Oregon State and Stanford by one game with two remaining.

USC is 15-12, 5-11.

The Ducks close the regular season with games on Friday at Arizona and Sunday at Arizona State, needing one win to clinch the top seed in the Pac-12 tournament.

Mariya Moore scored 30 points to lead USC, and Aliyah Mazyck had 19 points.

A big third quarter gave Oregon separation from a four-point halftime lead.

The Ducks held USC scoreless for 6:23 spanning the first and second quarters, and Oregon pushed the lead to 10 before Southern Cal scored the final five points of the period.

Oregon hit 7 of 9 3's in the third quarter, opening with a 10-0 run and extending its lead to 18 points entering the final 10 minutes. Boley had 13 of Oregon's 31 points in the third quarter, and Hebard made a couple of big plays at each end.

Ionescu had a triple double through three quarters with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

Oregon dominated the boards 39-23, had a 32-24 edge on points in the paint, led 24-11 in bench points and led 29-10 on the fast-break.

Oregon shot 52.5 percent, including 58.3 percent on 3-pointers, and had 23 assists on 31 field goals.

Hebard had nine points and six rebounds in nine first-half minutes. Boley led Oregon scoring at halftime with 10 points. Ionescu had six points, seven rebounds, four assists and three turnovers at halftime. A 16-4 rebounding edge in the second quarter gave Oregon a 22-11 edge on the boards in the first half.

OREGON STATE 75, UCLA 72

Aleah Goodman scored 21 points and hit a huge 3-pointer late as the Beavers held off the Bruins in a tight game in front of 5,916 fans at Gill Coliseum.

Goodman's 3 with just over a minute to play pushed the Beavers' lead to five. The Bruins had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but Japreece Dean missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer while defended by Goodman.

Prevailing in their third consecutive home game, all close games down the stretch, the Beavers improved to 23-5, 13-3 in the Pac-12. Oregon State is tied for second place with Stanford, one game behind Oregon with two games to play in the regular season.

The Beavers play at Arizona State on Friday and at Arizona on Sunday.

UCLA is 17-11, 10-6, and remained fourth in the Pac-12, a half-game up on Arizona State.

Mikayla Pivec had 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for Oregon State.

Katie McWilliams, in her last regular-season home game, scored 14 points.

Senior post Joanna Grymek contributed 10 points and six rebounds and was huge on defense with seven blocked shots.

The Beavers nursed a fourth-quarter lead that bounced between seven and one point by making nine consecutive free throws before Pivec missed two foul shots with 13 seconds left to give the Bruins a final possession down three.

Goodman scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, hitting a pair of 3-pointers and making all five of her foul shots.

A 7-0 Oregon State run put the Beavers in front 64-57 with 6:32 left. But the Bruins scored the next six to pull within one with five minutes left.

A 3-pointer by Dean against the shot clock tied the game at 68 with under three minutes on the clock.

But Pivec made a driving layup and Goodman made a 3 to put OSU up 73-68 in the final minute.

Michaela Onyenwere led UCLA with 19 points and 11 rebounds, but scored only two points in the second half. Kennedy Burke had 14 points, four steals and six rebounds, and Lajahna Drunner had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The game was close in most categories, though UCLA's 19 offensive rebounds were big as the Bruins attempted 17 more shots than the Beavers but made only 38 percent from the floor. The Beavers shot 47 percent (28 of 60). Each team made eight 3-pointers.

The rebound battle was even overall. Oregon State won points in the paint 36-34 and had a 21-11 advantage in bench points.

Beavers guard Destiny Slocum struggled with her shot, going 3 for 11 including 1 of 7 on 3s, but did have five rebounds and four assists.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Oregon State 8, Nebraska 3

The Beavers completed a four-game sweep of the Cornhuskers at Surprise, Arizona.

A five-run second inning on Sunday morning gave OSU a 5-1. Preston Jones had an RBI double, Kler McMahan drove in two runs with a single, and Beau Philip plated two more with a single.

In the sixth, Alex McGarry homered with one aboard to give Oregon State a 7-3 advantage.

OSU added an unearned run in the seventh and finished with 12 hits while pitchers Grant Gambrell, Brandon Eisert and Mitchell Verburg held Nebraska to eight hits.

Gambrell worked the first 4 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on six hits and a walk.

Eisert (4-0) was good for the next 3 2/3 innings. He allowed no runs or walks and one hit.

Verburg gave up one hit in the ninth, with three strikeouts.

McGarry and Jones each went 3 for 4 with two runs scored. Jones had two doubles.

Adley Rutschman was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk for the Beavers (8-0).

The Cornhuskers fell to 3-5.

Saint Mary's at Oregon, rained out

The final game of the four-game set was called off due to wet conditions at PK Park. It won't be rescheduled. The Ducks went 3-0 in the series by a combined score of 14-8, lifting their record to 4-2.

Portland 8, North Dakota State 5

UP won its weekend finale at Edinburg, Texas, with 11 hits, one or more from seven starters.

The Pilots (6-2) scored five times in the bottom of the third, but North Dakota State pulled even with two runs in the fifth and three in the sixth. Portland went ahead again, though, with three runs in its half of the sixth.

UP's Hunter Montgomery went 3 for 5 with a double and home run, two runs scored and four RBIs. Jace McKinney was 2 for 4. Tracye Tammaro had two RBIs, and Cody Hawken drove in a run.

Portland starter Chris Clements (2-0) earned the win. He gave up four earned runs (five total) on six hits over 6 2/3 innings, and struck out seven. Connor Knutson allowed one hit in the ninth for his third save.

The Bison fell to 1-5.

BRITISH COLUMBIA 10, Concordia 8 (exhibition)

Pacific 11, LEWIS & CLARK 6

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Oregon 6, UC Santa Barbara 1

The Ducks wrapped up their play in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with a Sunday morning victory at Cathedral City, California.

Oregon, ranked No. 17 last week, finished 3-2 in the tournament to go to 11-4 overall. UC Santa Barbara dropped to 4-8.

Jordan Dail raised her record to 9-0, giving up one runs on four hits and one walk, with four strikeouts, over six innings.

The Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on Lexi Wagner's RBI single. An RBI single by Shaye Bowden and two-run double from April Utecht gave UO three runs in the third. In the fourth, Bowden singled home another run, and Utecht hit a solo home run in the fifth to make the score 6-0.

Oregon State 8, PACIFIC 0

The Beavers finished 4-0 in the University of the Pacific Libby Matson Tournament at Stockton, California, downing the host Tigers on Sunday morning.

OSU improved to 12-2. Pacific is 3-9.

Meehra Nelson (4-0) allowed four hits and two walks while fanning eight in a complete game.

Jessica Garcia was 3 for 4 with three RBIs for Oregon State, which had 10 hits. Izzy Owen drove in two runs, and Maia Rader was 2 for 4 with a double and RBI.

Maryland 12, Portland State 9

Portland State 6, UC Riverside 5

The Vikings (6-8) completed their five-game stint at the Amy S. Harrison Classic in Riverside, California with a split.

Maryland improved to 9-6, while UC Riverside went to 4-10.

Maryland scored in each of the first four innings to go up 11-1. Portland State came back with four runs in both the fifth and sixth and wound up with 11 hits to 12 for the Terrapins. For the Viks, Darian Lindsey had three hits, including a double and home run, and four RBIs, and Kaela Morrow as 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs.

Rachel Menlove homered and had two hits for the Viks against UC Riverside. Ashley Doyle had two hits and an RBI to help support the complete game of Katie Schroeder (3-3), who scattered 11 hits with no walks and two strikeouts.

COLLEGE MEN'S TENNIS

Oregon 4, WISCONSIN 3

The 15th-ranked Ducks improved to 11-1 with their eighth consecutive victory, rallying from a 3-2 deficit at Madison, Wisconsin.

UO senior Thomas Laurent, ranked seventh in the nation, tied the school record for singles wins. He won 6-0, 6-2.

And the winning point came when No. 4 singles man Riki Oshima won his match 7-6, 7-6.

Wisconsin fell to 6-2.

LEWIS & CLARK 9, Willamette 0

COLLEGE WOMEN'S TENNIS

Lewis & Clark 7, PACIFIC 2

COLLEGE WOMEN'S GOLF

Portland State tied for 12th in the 20-team Grand Canyon Invitational at Phoenix.

Toledo won by six strokes with a 13-over total of 877. Lamar was second. PSU shot 917.

Vikings medalist Windy Huang tied for 39th at 228, one ahead of teammate Jasmine Cabajar.

• Oregon State was fifth out of 16 teams after two rounds of the Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Arizona.

The Beavers' 3-under total of 573 trailed first-place Nebraska by 10 strokes.

OSU's Nicole Schroder had a share of 11th at 1-under 141.

COLLEGE MEN'S GOLF

• Concordia took the lead after one round of the 14-team Bay Invitational.

The Cavaliers' 8-under 280 total at TPC Harding Park was seven ahead of second-place Sonoma State.

Spencer Rhodes of CU had the invididual lead with a 4-under 68. Teammate Luke Travis was second at 69.

TRACK AND FIELD

Devon Allen, former University of Oregon star, won the U.S. title in the 60-meter hurdles at the U.S. indoor championships in Staten Island, N.Y. Allen came on strong to finish in 7.60 seconds and ahead of runner-up Aaron Mallett (7.64).

A 16-year-old high school junior from Trenton, New Jersey, Athing Mu, broke the U.S. record and held off former Ducks standout Raevyn Rogers in the women's 600 meters. Mu turned in a world-leading 1 minute, 23.57-second time, .02 under the previous U.S. mark. Rogers was second in 1:24.88.

Also on Sunday at the USA meet, Nike Oregon Project runner Clayton Murphy won the men's 1,000 in 2:20.36. Abraham Alvarado of Atlanta Track Club was next in 2:21.08.

NOP's Donavan Brazier took the men's 600 in a world-record 1:13.77.

In the men's mile, NOP's Craig Engels won in 3:59.69, with Henry Wynne second in 4:00.20 and former Ducks John Gregorek (third in 4:00.26) Samuel Prakel (fourth, 4:01.76) and Daniel Winn (ex-Cleveland High, 10th in 4:09.66) also in the finals.

Shelby Houlihan of Bowerman Track Club, who was second to teammate Colleen Quigley in Saturday's women's mile, won the 2-mile in a 2019 world-best 9:31.38.

Ex-Duck Laura Roesler was fourth in the women's 1000, where Eugene Track Club's Hanna Green placed second in 2:35.40 to Ajee Wilson (meet-record and world-leading 2:34.71).

Another former UO athlete, Sasha Wallace, was fourth in the women's 60 hurdles.

PGA TOUR

Aaron Wise, second-year PGA Tour pro and former University of Oregon star, shot a 4-under-par 67 in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship to move up 11 spots and tie for 19th.

His 72-hole total of 5-under 279 was 16 strokes behind the winner, Dustin Johnson, who closed with a 66 and beat second-place Rory McIlroy by five.

• In the Puerto Rico Open, ex-Oregon Ducks Ben Crane and Wyndham Clark finished tied for eighth and tied for 10th, respectively. Crane had a 2-under 70 on Sunday and finished at 10-under 278. Clark shot 72 for a 279 total.

Martin Trainer closed with a 67 that gave him a 273 total and three-stroke triumph.


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