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Wednesday items include Sabrina Ionescu shining in second pro game; Reno beating T2; a boost for UO women's hoops

• Ionescu scores 33 — Sabrina Ionescu scored 33 points, but it was Satou Sabally and the Dallas Wings who got the W on Wednesday as the two former Oregon Ducks met as opponents in WNBA action at Bradenton, Florida.

Dallas (1-1) beat Ionescu's New York Liberty (0-2), 93-80, as Sabally scored 12 points.

Ionescu hit 6 of 10 3-pointers in an 11-for-20 shooting performance. She also had seven rebounds, seven assists and five turnovers in 33 minutes.

Sabally was 5 for 15 from the floor and had four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocked shots.

New York's next game is Friday against Atlanta (no TV).

Dallas plays Indiana at 5 p.m. Friday (CBSSN TV).

Two WNBA games are on ESPN Thursday. The 2018 champion Seattle Storm take on the 2019 champion Washington Mystics at 3 p.m. At 7 p.m., the Los Angeles Sparks, which include former Oregon State Beavers Sydney Weiss and Marie Gulich, take on Connecticut. Through two games, Weiss is averagint 6.5 points and 17.5 minutes. Gulich has not yet played.

• Reno beats T2 — Former Portland Timbers homegrown player Foster Langsdorf scored a goal for Reno 1868 on Wednesday as the visitors beat Portland Timbers 2, 4-1, in a USL Championship match played at empty Providence Park.

Langsdorf, a Vancouver, Washington native who scored 21 times for T2 in hi,s two seasons with the Timbers, came off the bench with about 15 minutes remaining. His goal put the visitors up 3-1. He later drew a (suspect) penalty call that Reno converted to complete the scoring.

Christiano Francois scored twice for Reno, including a perfect curling shot from distance to open the scoring five minutes before halftime. Sergio Rivas made it 2-0 for Reno, blasting a 25-yard shot on a play that started from a long throw-in by former Timber Brent Richards.

Gerardo Duran scored for Portland to make it 2-1 in the 73rd minute. But. Langsdorf punched home his own rebound to make it 3-1 and drew the dubious foul call that resulted in a 90th-minute PK for the visitors.

T2 (0-3-0) next plays at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 against Tacoma in empty Providence Park. All USL Championship matches are streamed on the ESPN+ subscription service.

• Ducks' Mikesell eligible — Guard Taylor Mikesell will be eligible to play for the Oregon women's basketball team next season. A transfer from Maryland, Mikesell will be a junior with two years of eligibility to play for the Ducks.

In two years at Maryland, Mikesell averaged 12.3 points and was among the best 3-point shooters in the nation (41.8%). A native of Massillon, Ohio, Mikesell started 66 games for the Terrapins, and in 2018-19 was named the Big Ten freshman of the year.

• NAIA moves fall sports — The NAIA has postponed all fall championship events until the spring of 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Cascade Collegiate Conference, which includes Warner Pacific and Multnomah University in Portland, previously announced a delay competition in all sports until at least November 1.

Sports impacted are men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball. Men's golf at Multnomah also is impacted.

No decision has yet been announced about the winter sports season, including basketball.

• Barnes joins committee — Scott Barnes, the athletics director at Oregon State, has been appointed to a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Oversight Committee.

The committee's responsibilities include recommending changes to the basketball season schedule, reviewing rules and supervising qualification and selection procedures for the Division I men's basketball tournament.

• OSU men's soccer — The Beavers have added five players to their 2020 roster, including a pair of Oregon City natives who join five newcomers who signed in January.

La Salle High grad Brendan Dexter started 10 games and appeared in 16 as a freshman last season at Memphis. Fellow Oregon City resident Lorenzo Lopez is a freshman midfielder and member of the Portland Timbers Academy who has trained with T2.

Sophomore midfielder Mouhameth Thiam is from Senegal. He was named to the all freshman team for the Big South Conference after making 16 starts and scoring five goals last season at Radford.

Gael Gibert is a freshman defender from France and Connor Lambe is a freshman goalkeeper from Santa Barbara, California.

• Big West postpones fall sports — On Wednesday, the Big West Conference became the latest to postpone fall competition, announcing that fall sports will be delayed until at least January.

The Big West Conference includes eight California universities, plus Hawaii.


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