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Gonzaga comes up short in quest for unbeaten men's basketball season; contract extended for Wayne Tinkle.

Kate LyDrive, Chip & Putt — Hosford Middle School seventh-grader Kate Ly tied for second place in her division at the Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals, held April 4 at Augusta National, site of the Masters.

Competing in the division for girls ages 10-11, Kate scored four points for her drive, nine points for her chip and seven points for her putt. Of her two drives, her longest was 198.1 yards. Her best chip was within 3 feet, 9 inches of the pin. Her best putt was within 1 foot, 4 inches of the cup.

Now 12, Kate qualified as one of 10 regional champions back in September of 2019. The 2020 nationals were canceled due to the pandemic, so those 2019 qualifiers competed Sunday ahead of this week's Masters tournament.

College men's basketball — No. 2-ranked Baylor was in control start to finish in the championship game of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, beating top-ranked Gonzaga 86-70 at Indianapolis for the school's first championship.

The result was disappointing for a Gonzaga team that finished 31-1 and was shooting to become the first unbeaten men's college basketball champion since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers.

Monday's game was never close. Baylor (28-2) led by 19 points 10 minutes into the game. The Zags climbed within 10 at halftime, but Jared Butler hit two 3-pointers in the first minute of the second half as the Bears took command.

The Bears' intensity was at a different level as they took the Zags out of the game with a quick 9-0 burst. Gonzaga made several runs, but the Baylor lead was above double digits most of the way.

Ben Gregg, a Gonzaga freshman from Clackamas High, played one minute at the end of the game. Other Oregonians on the Zags' roster were junior Matthew Lang (Jesuit High), freshman Evan Inglesby (Barlow) and junior Will Graves, son of Oregon women's basketball coach Kelly Graves.

• Oregon State men's basketball head coach Wayne Tinkle received a four-year contract extension that takes him through the 2026-27 season. Tinkle was awarded a three-year extension and received an additional year for making the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

College volleyball — Oregon is the No. 10 overall seed for the 48-team NCAA Division I Volleyball Tournament. The Ducks (14-4) finished second in the Pac-12.

The tournament will be played in Omaha, Nebraska. Oregon will play a round-of-32 match against the winner between Army and Notre Dame at 9 a.m. PT on April 15.

College women's soccer — Oregon State junior midfielder Sydney Studer was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Beavers to wins over Colorado and Utah. She scored three goals from set-piece headers in the win over Utah.

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