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FRIDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Washington stuns 11th-ranked Beavers in Pac-12 women's tourney; UO women win distance medley relay; OSU baseball edges Minnesota on Rutschman HR


Pac-12 tournament


At Las Vegas, Nevada

UCLA 73, Arizona State 69

Oregon 77, Arizona 63

Stanford 72, California 54

Washington 68, Oregon State 67

One down for the Ducks.

One and done for the Beavers.

Oregon survived its Pac-12 tourney quarterfinal, although coach Kelly Graves said his club didn't play its "typical game" and wasn't "pretty."

Still, sixth-ranked Oregon (28-3) advanced to a 6 p.m. Saturday semifinal against UCLA.

Which was more than Oregon State (24-7) could say. The 11th-ranked Beavers fell 68-67 to Washington in the fourth game of the day.

The Huskies (11-20) won on a long 3-pointer by Missy Peterson with 2.3 seconds remaining.

They are the first 11th seed to reach the Pac-12 semis since 2012 (Washington State). They'll take on Stanford at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

OSU and UW were tied at 65-65 after the Beavers' Mikayla Pivac (23 points, 11 rebounds) hit a layup with four seconds left.

After Peterson's 3, the Huskies were called for a technical foul for having a player come off the bench before the clock ran out. Aleah Goodman of OSU made two technical foul free throws, but then was well short on a 3 at the buzzer.

Taya Corosdale added 14 points and 12 rebounds for Oregon State, and Destiny Slocum scored 15 points.

Arizona, which trailed 40-28 at the half, dropped to 18-13.

Sabrina Ionescu had 18 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds for UO. She was 8 of 18 from the field, but 0 for 3 on 3-pointers. Ruthy Hebard had 21 points (9 of 11 from the floor) and 10 rebounds. Erin Boley added 13 points, and Satou Sabally had 11.

Bill Laimbeer, coach of the Las Vegas Aces, whose team has the No. 1 pick in the April WNBA draft, was watching from the front row. Ionescu has yet to decide whether to pass up her senior season and turn pro.

Oregon State will meet Stanford in the 8:30 p.m. Saturday semifinal. The Beavers xxxx.


Oregon State senior guard Stephen Thompson Jr. has been named the Pac-12 men's basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. With a 3.57 GPA, Thompson has completed his bachelor's degree in digital communication arts. He is pursuing a masters degree in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on speech communication and sociology.


Oregon won the women's distance medley relay on the first day of the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships at Birmingham, Alabama.

Amanda Gehrich, Makenzie Dunmore, Susan Ejore and Jessica Hull finished in 10 minutes, 53.43 seconds as the Ducks repeated as champions in the event.

Also for Oregon, junior Rhesa Foster placed fifth in the long jump.

The UO women were second at the end of the day with 14 points, with Hull entered in Saturday's 3,000 meters and former Benson High standout Chaquinn Cook set to go in the triple jump.

• The Univesity of Portland's Taryn Rawlings finished seventh in the women's mile.

Lauren LaRocco of Portland was 13th in the women's 5,000.


New Mexico 6, Oregon State 5

Oregon State 6, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 2

The Beavers (13-5) bounced back from a loss and after blowing a 5-0 lead they enjoyed oer New Mexico through 5 1/2 innings. The Lobos tallied five runs in the bottom of the seventh, three against OSU starter Meehra Nelson (4-2), who struck out 12, walked one and gave up eight hits in six innings.

Mariah Mazon (6-3) then held the Loyola Marymount to two hits and one earned run as LMU slipped to 9-8.

Missy Nunes homered with two on in the fifth inning for the Beavers, who went on top 6-1 on that blast and finished seven hits in the nightcap.

Oklahoma State 3, OREGON 0

The Cowgirls, ranked 21st, got a leadoff double and a two-out RBI single in the top of the first inning at Jane Standers Stadium and went on to spoil the home opener for No. 24 Oregon.

UO's Jordan Dail gave up four hits in seven innings, with two walks and eight strikeouts.

Chyenne Factor hit a two-run home run off Dail in the sixth.

But the Ducks were hitless until Shaye Bowden managed a one-out single in the fourth.

Oregon dropped to 11-8, while Oklahome State went to 16-5.

The teams will be two more times, in a noon Saturday doubleheader.


Oregon State 2, Minnesota 1

Adley Rutschman hit a two-run home run in the sixth that made the difference for the Beavers (11-1) at T-Mobile Park, home of the Seattle Mariners.

Minnesota (2-9) took a 1-0 lead in the third against starter Grant Gambrell, who gave up three hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Christian Chamberlain (1-0) went the other 4 1/3 innings without allowing a hot or walk, while striking out seven.

OSU had five hits.

PORTLAND 17, Northern Colorado 2

Chad Stevens homered for a 1-0 Pilots lead in the first and get the home team started on a 17-hit day at Joe Etzen Field.

Portland raised its record to 10-4, while UNF fell to 2-8. The series continues with a noon doubleheader Saturday and noon Sunday finale.

Stevens ended up 3 for 5, with four RBIs and four runs scored — homering again in the fourth with two men on base.

Matt Kelly also had an HR for Portland, a three-run shot in the fifth that upped the lead to 10-2.

Starter Eli Morse (2-0) from Cleveland High worked six innings. He gave up four hits and two unearned runs, with two walks and 11 strikeouts.

Oregon 3, HAWAII 1

Each team had six hits, but the Ducks led all the way after scoring twice in the top of the first inning at Honolulu.

Sam Novitske, who led off with a triple and finished with three hits, stole home for the first run. Gabe Matthews singled home the second Duck score.

Up 2-1, the Ducks got an insurance run in the seventh on Jonny DeLuca's RBI single.

Starter C Kafka (2-0) got through seven innings, allowing six hits and one run, with one walk and five K's.

Kolby Somers didn't allow a runner and struck out two over the final two innings on the mound, claiming his first save of the season.

Oregon improved to 8-4, including 2-0 in the four-game series, while Hawaii dropped to 8-6.


At Portland State, the Vikings went through their second of three spring scrimmages (the final one will be the March 16 spring game).

Most of the 50-some plays were designed to simulate short fields, red zone and snaps from near the offense's goal line, among other situations.

Returning starting quarterback Davis Alexander led a 54-yard drive that ended with defensive tackle Semise Kofe making a sack.

Alexander finished the morning 5 of 9 passing for 50 yards. Jalani Eason was 3 for 4 for 46 yards and hit tight end Charlie Taumoepeau with a 16-yard touchdown strike. Freshman transfer QB Jalen Chatman completed 3 of 6 passes for 38 yards and ran for 28 yards.

Bishop Mitchell led PSU rushers, gaining 73 yards on seven carries.

Tight end AJ Ruffin caught three balls for 24 yards, and wideout Mataio Talalemoto hauled in a 31-yard pass from Alexander.


California 5, OREGON 2

The 20th-ranked Bears won at Eugene, even with Oregon's Shweta Sangwan getting a 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8) victory over 25th-ranked Julia Rosenqvist at No. 1 singles.


CALIFORNIA 12, Oregon 7

The Bears led 7-3 at the half and finished with a 31-15 edge in shots on goal to win at home.

Shannon Williams had four goals for the Ducks (2-4). Cal is 4-4.


LSU 198.150, Oregon State 196.375

The fourth-ranked Tigers won at home over the No. 15 Beavers.


In the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Orlando, Florida, former Oregon Ducks star Aaron Wise fired a 2-under-par 70 and moved up 18 spots into a tie for 31st at the midway point.

Wise's 2-under 242 total trailed the leaders, Tommy Fleetwood and Keegan Bradley, by seven strokes.


6A tournament

At Chiles Center


Jesuit 52, Lake Oswego 40

Jefferson 77, South Salem 63


6A tournament

At Chiles Center


Southridge 46, Beaverton 30

Benson 58, Sheldon 52

Consolation semifinals

West Linn 65, South Medford 56 (OT)

Tigard 45, Jesuit 43

5A tournament

At Gill Coliseum


La Salle Prep 79, Wilsonville 63

Springfield 54, Crater 34

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