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SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/PSU men, women earn first-round Big Sky tourney byes; OSU downs WSU, while Ducks upset host UW; Cook second in triple jump as Oregon women's track takes third


Pac-12 tournament


At Las Vegas, Nevada

Oregon 88, UCLA 83 (OT)

Stanford 72, Washington 61

The fifth-ranked Ducks prevailed in overtime against No. 25 UCLA in the first game of the night, earning a date against the seventh-ranked Cardinal in Sunday's 5 p.m. PT tourney final.

The Ducks and Bruins went to overtime tied at 75-75, after a screening foul call on UO's Erin Boley wiped out her team's chance for a final shot.

UO guard Sabrina Ionescu, who struggled from the field (4 of 19) made the clinching free throws to finish with 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.

The Ducks avenged a regular-season loss to the Bruins during which star power forward Ruthy Hebard sat out with a knee injury. Hebard had 28 points and 12 rebounds.

Stanford and Oregon met in last year's final, with the Ducks prevailing 77-57.

Portland State 68, MONTANA STATE 55

The Vikings will be the No. 4 seed in next week's Big Sky tournament, after capturing their regular-season finale at Bozeman, Montana.

PSU and Montana State will meet again Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. PT in the quarterfinals and on the second day of the tourney in Boise, Idaho. The Bobcats are the fifth seed. The winner is likely to face top-seeded Idaho at 4:30 p.m. PT Wednesday.

Freshman Desirae Hansen came through with 20 of her game-high 22 points in the first half on Saturday.

PSU improved to 22-7 overall and 14-6 in the Big Sky. The Bobcats slipped to 16-14, 11-9.


Oregon State 85, WASHINGTON STATE 77

At Pullman, Washington, Tres Tinkle had 26 points and 12 rebounds as the Beavers locked up a first-round bye in the Pac-12 tournament, which starts Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Stephen Thompson Jr. added 26 points and Ethan Thompson 11 with a career-high 11 assists.

OSU finished 10-8 in the conference and moved to 18-12.

WSU dropped to 11-20, 4-14 Pac-12.

Oregon 55, WASHINGTON 47

Oregon handed the Huskies their first home loss of the season to earn the No. 6 seed in the Pac-12 tourney.

The Ducks, who have won their last four games, will open against 11th-seeded Washington State at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Oregon (19-12 overall, 10-8 Pac-12) got 16 points and five steals from Payton Pritchard, and a team-high 10 rebounds from Francis Okoro, who tied his career high.

Prithcard moved into a tie for fourth all-time at Oregon in steals, passing Luke Ridnour and matching Johnathan Loyd at 152.

The Huskies were outscored 27-18 in the first half. finished the regular season 24-7, 15-3.

PORTLAND STATE 84, Montana State 80

The Vikings finished their regular season on a 7-1 run with the win at Viking Pavilion — and secured a first-round bye in next week's Big Sky tournament at Boise Idaho.

PSU (16-15 overall) went 11-9 in the conference to tie for fourth with Weber State and Montana State. On a tiebreaker, the Wildcats (3-1 versus Portland State and MSU) get the fourth seed, the Viks (2-2) are fifth and the Bobcats (1-3) are sixth.

Portland State and Weber State will go at it in a 1:30 p.m. PT Thursday quarterfinal.

Reserve Deante Strickland had a team-high 19 points for PSU, which has won eight in a row in its new arena.


The Oregon women took third in the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships at Birmingham, Alabama.

Jessica Hull won the 3,000 meters, and Chaquinn Cook, from Benson High, placed second in the triple jump with a school-record leap of 45 feet 4 1/2 inches.

The Ducks' 32 points trailed Arkansas (62) and USC (51). Ohio State was fourth with 28.

The UO men tied for 18th with 11 points. Florida (55) and Houston (44) went 1-2.

• Portland's Taryn Rawlings nabbed fourth place in the NCAA indoor mile in 4:38.47.

• At the NCAA Division II indoor championships in Pittsburg, Kansas, Concordia's Chelsea Bone broke her school record to finish 11th in the heptathlon with 3,624 points.


Oregon State 7, Western Carolina 0

Oregon State 5, New Mexico 3

The Beavers(15-5) got a Saturday sweep at Los Angeles.

Meehra Nelson's three-hitter, with no walks and six strikeouts, led the way against Western Carolina. Kayleen Shafer of OSU was 3 for 4 and drove in two runs.

The second game was tied 2-2 when OSU produced three runs in the top of the sixth. Missy Nunes of the Beavs began the scoring with a two-run homer in the first, and she went 3 for 4 as OSU outhit the Lobos 8-6. New Mexico finished with 12 players left on base, helping Mariah Mazon (7-3) got the win despite giving up six walks as well.

Oklahoma State 7-9, OREGON 6-6

No. 19 Oklahoma State (18-5) completed a two-day, three-game sweep of No. 24 Oregon at Jane Sanders Stadium.

Oregon (11-10) has lost six in a row.

In a wild first game, each team scored three runs in the seventh. The Cowgirls led in hits 12-9. Homers by Oregon came in the seventh from Rachel Cid (a two-run shot with no outs) and Annalisa Williamson (a solo blast with two out). Jordan Dail (9-5) went the distance for UO.

In Game 2, the Cowgirls went up 7-2 with six runs in the third inning and wound up with 12 hits to nine for Oregon. Kailey Krueger (0-1) went all the way on the mound for the Ducks, walking four without a strikeout. Haley Cruse was 3 for 4 and drove in three runs for Oregon.

Western Washington 3-3, CONCORDIA 2-0

The Cavaliers had won five in a row before getting swept at home on Saturday.

The first game at CU went 10 innings, and Seli Aholelei's homer to left center with one out was the difference. Concordia had tied the game on Chelsea Sligh's one-out RBI single in the seventh.

Each team had five hits in the nightcap, with pitcher Mckenzie Smith (3-4) of Concordia going 2 for 3 and taking the complete-game loss.

The Cavaliers fell to 7-10 overall and 0-2 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

The Vikings raised their record to 12-5, 6-0.

GEORGE FOX 12-10, Lewis & Clark 4-1

The host Bruins won both games in five innings.

They took a 4-0 lead in the first inning of the opener. Sydney Cross had a two-run homer for L&C.

In Game 2, the Bruins had a nine-run third inning.

Lewis & Clark dropped to 3-7 overall and 1-5 in the Northwest Conference.

GFU is 2-5-1, 2-3-1.


Oregon State 8, Indiana 3

The Beavers had 11 hits to back Bryce Fehmel (3-0) and improved to 12-1 at T-Mobile Park in Seattle.

Joe Casey hit the first home run of his career, and Tyler Malone had two RBIs in a three-run fourth inning and to put OSU on top for good as Indiana fell to 7-6.

Fehmel allowed three hits on five hits over six innings.

Adley Rutschman and Ryan Ober each had two hits for the Beavers, with Rutschman scoring three runs.

Oregon 4, HAWAII 3

Three runs in the top of the eighth propelled Oregon to the win at Honolulu.

Jakob Goldfarb's double down the left-field line scored three Ducks as Oregon overcame a 3-1 deficit and made a winner of K. Chase (2-0), the third of four UO pitchers.

Chase didn't give up a run or hit in two innings, and Nico Tellache worked the final two innings without allowing a run to earn his third save. Tellache gave up two hits and issued two walks.

Oregon improved to 9-4, while Hawaii fell to 8-7.

The Ducks lead the series 2-1 with the finale set for 4 p.m. PT Sunday.

PORTLAND 9-8, Northern Colorado 8-5

The Pilots led the opener of a doubleheader 9-2 after two innings, then gave up six runs in the sixth but held on at Joe Etzel Field. Daniel Lopez hit a three-run homer in the fourth for the Pilots.

In the second game, Blake Porter was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Chad Stevens 2 for 3 with three runs scored and Matt Kelly drove in two runs. Connor Knutson worked the ninth for his second save of the day and sixth of season. He had pitched two innings of one-hit ball in the first game.

UP is 12-3. The Bears fell to 2-10.

Portland is 3-0 in the series, which concludes with an 11 a.m. Sunday game. The Pilots have won five in a row overall.

Saint Martin's 4-5, CONCORDIA 2-9

The Cavaliers took the nightcap to earn a split in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play at Lacey, Washington. Concordia was down 2-1 before scoring four runs in both the fifth and sixth innings for a 9-2 lead. Leadoff hitter Payton Presley drove in four runs and Liam Knowles had three RBIs, and CU teammate Jordan Farhat went 3 for 4.

Concordia is 4-11 overall and 2-4 in the GNAC.

The Saints are 6-9, 2-4.

George Fox 15, LEWIS & CLARK 4

The visiting Bruins secured the win with six runs in the eighth inning. George Fox climbed to 8-6 for the season and 5-2 in the Northwest Conference, while the Pioneers dropped to 1-12, 0-7.


Oregon State threatened for the team title at the Pac-12 championships in Tempe, Arizona, before settling for third place, led by No. 3-ranked Ronnie Bresser, the conference winner at 125 pounds.

OSU totaled 77 1/2 points, just behind Stanford (81 1/2) and Arizona State (79.8). Cal State Bakersfield (49 1/2) and Cal Poly (15) were the other competitors.


OREGON 5, Washington 1

The 12th-ranked Ducks (13-1) picked up their 10th win a row with the rivalry victory in their Pac-12 opener. The Huskies fell to 3-9. UO's Thomas Laurent, ranked fifth in the nation, won 7-5, 6-2.

PORTLAND STATE 7, Lewis-Clark State 0

Sixth-year Vikings coach Toby Krauel picked up his 50th victory with PSU as his team swept at home.

Lewis & Clark 9, PUGET SOUND 0


PORTLAND STATE 7, Lewis-Clark State 0

The Vikings (1-5) got their first win since they beat Bellevue College on April 16, 2017.

Lewis & Clark 6, PUGET SOUND 3


At Vancouver, Washington

Boise State 4, Oregon 1

Washington 3, Oregon 2

Washington 4, PORTLAND 1

Boise State 4, PORTLAND 1


Portland 1, TULSA 1

T2 opened their USL Championship season with a road draw. Defender Modou Jadama's goal in the 55th minute pulled Timbers 2 even, after the Roughnecks had scored in the 12th minute. Midfielder Eryk Williamson got an assist .


Aaron Wise, the second-year tour pro from the University of Oregon, shot a 2-over-par 74 and dropped 14 slots into a tie for 45th with one round to go in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Orlando, Florida.

Wise's even-par total of 216 put him nine shots behind the leader, Matthew Fitzpatrick, who was one ahead of Rory McIlroy.


6A tournament

At Chiles Center


Jesuit 71, Jefferson 66

Third place

Lake Oswego 80, South Salem 63

Fourth place

Grant 83, Central Catholic 78

All-tournament team

First team

Nate Rawlins-Kibonge, Jefferson

Justin Bieker, Jesuit

Jaden Nielson-Skinner, South Salem

Marcus Tsohonis, Jefferson

Josh Angle, Lake Oswego

Second team

Aaron Deloney, Grant

Aiden Williams, Jesuit

Sataie Vio Ayilola, Central Catholic

Fred Harding, Lake Oswego

Ty Rankin, Grant

5A tournament

At Gill Coliseum


Wilsonville 67, Churchill 58

Third place

Silverton 60, Willamette 41

Fourth place

Crater 60, Thurston 54

All-tournament team

First team

Nate Bittle, Crater (unanimous)

Brian Goracke, Churchill

Dakota Reber, Wilsonville

Isaac Lange, Thurston

Keegan Shivers, Wilsonville

Second team

Luke Smith, Willamette

Tyler Newsom, Pendleton

Isaiah Wallace, Churchill

Levin Nielsen, Silverton

Jack Roche, Wilsonville

Prep girls basketball

6A tournament

At Chiles Center


Benson 66, Southridge 42

Third place

Beaverton 44, Sheldon 33

Fourth place

Tigard 44, West Linn 34

All-tournament team

First team

Cameron Brink, Southridge (unanimous)

Ciera Ellington, Benson (unanimous)

Campbell Gray, Tigard

Aly Mirabile, Sheldon

Mary Kate Naro, Beaverton

Second team

Aaronette Vonley, West Linn

Tayler Lyday, Benson

Aujae Yoakum, Benson

McKelle Meek, Southridge

Ula Chamberlin, South Medford

5A tournament

At Gill Coliseum


La Salle Prep 55, Springfield 48

Third place

Wilsonville 64, Crater 57

Fourth place

Churchill 50, Crescent Valley 44

All-tournament team

First team

Alyson Miura, La Salle Prep (unanimous)

Rebecca Durbin, Springfield

Addison Wedin, La Salle Prep

Sydney Burns, Wilsonville

Emilia Bishop, Wilsonville

Second team

Maya Van Hook, Crater

Danika Starr, Churchill

Cali McClave, Crescent Valley

Emma McKenney, Springfield

Emily Niebergall, La Salle Prep

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