Portland men edge Cal Poly; Oregon women rout McNeese State
MONDAY, DEC. 13
Portland men 78, Cal Poly 77 —Â Mike Meadows made two free throws with eight seconds left to lift the Portland Pilots to a one-point win over the visiting Mustangs at the Chiles Center.
Kristian Sjolund, in his first start of the season, scored a career-high 20 points for Portland (8-3).
Oregon women 109, McNeese State 38 — Six Ducks scored in double figures in a 71-point win at Matthew Knight arena over a team coached by former Portland State coach Lynn Kennedy. Sydney Parrish had 21 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, Kylee Watson 21 points and seven rebounds and Ahlise Hurst 18 points and six assists for Oregon (6-3). Phillipina Kyei had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
SUNDAY, DEC. 12
Portland women 71, Portland State 54 —Â In the cross-town rivalry game played at Viking Pavilion, Portland's inside dominance was the difference.
The Pilots (8-2) got 26 points and 12 rebounds from Alex Fowler and nine blocked shots from Lucy Cochrane.
Portland took control during the middle two quarters, outscoring PSU 22-13 in the second quarter and 19-9 in the third.
Cochrane finished with 14 points and six rebounds in addition to her defense around the rim. Maise Burnham scored all 10 of her points in the second quarter for the Pilots.
Portland missed all 17 of its 3-point shots. But the Pilots defense forced 21 Viking turnovers that translated to 20 UP points.
For Portland State (4-5), Savannah Dhaliwal had 13 points and eight rebounds and Jada Lewis 11 points and eight boards.
Stanford men 72, Oregon 69 — The visiting Ducks fell to 0-2 in Pac-12 play when Jaiden Delaire hit a game-winning 3-pointer as time expired.
Oregon trailed by as many as 14 in the second half, but rallied to lead 66-65 on a fast-break basket by Jacob Young with 2:36 left. The winner came after Will Richardson missed a 3-point shot for the lead and Stanford rebounded and called timeout with three seconds on the clock.
Quincy Guerrier led Oregon wi.th 18 points and nine rebounds and Richardson, who hit a tying 3 with 1:06 left, finished with 15 points. The Ducks (5-5) had only seven assists on 23 baskets.
Delaire led Stanford (5-3, 1-1 Pac-12) with 20 points.
Oregon hosts the Portland Pilots at 6 p.m. on Wednesday before top-ranked defending national champion Baylor visits Matthew Knight Arena at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18.
Villanova women 56, Oregon State 52 — Playing without injured Taylor Jones, the Beavers fell to the host Wildcats on Sunday. Jelena Mitrovic had 14 points and 13 rebounds for her first career double-double.
Villanova started the second half well, and outscored OSU 21-14 in the third quarter to establish a lead it didn't relinquish. A 3-pointer by Ellie Mack got the Beavers within a point with 1:23 left and OSU (5-3) had a possession to take the lead and one to tie down the stretch.
College men's soccer — Clemson, the team that knocked off Oregon State in the quarterfinals, beat Washington 2-0 to win the NCAA championship. Isaiah Reid scored twice in the first 15 minutes of the match at Cary, North Carolina — including 27 seconds into the match. The Tigers beat the No. 2-seeded Huskies one week after knocking off the top-seeded Beavers at Corvallis.
SATURDAY, DEC. 11
Ducks hiring Lanning — Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning will be hired as Oregon's next coach, the school confirmed on Saturday afternoon.
Lanning, 35, has been at Georgia since 2018. He was named defensive coordinator in 2019.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution originally reported the planned hiring on Friday.
It remains to be seen if Lanning coaches the Bulldogs during the College Football Playoff, or perhaps works at both jobs; a national signing day looms Wednesday, Dec. 15.
Lanning replaces Mario Cristobal, who left to be head coach at the University of Miami. Lanning is the 35th head football coach in Ducks history.
Zeller out — Trail Blazers reserve center Cody Zeller has a small right patellar fracture, the team announced. He'll be reevaluated in a week.
Meanwhile, Damian Lillard (abdomen) is questionable for Sunday's home game against Minnesota. CJ McCollum (collapsed lung) remains out.
Cal Poly 61, PSU men 58 — Michael Carter III had 20 points, going 2 for 3 on 3-pointers, and James Jean-Marie added 14 points but the Vikings (3-5) lost to Cal Poly in a nonleague basketball game at Viking Pavilion. Cal Poly went 6 of 11 on 3-pointers. Jacob Davison led the way with 16 points.
Blue Jackets edge Kraken — Jake Bean scored 55 seconds into overtime as visiting Columbus beat Seattle 5-4 in overtime in NHL action at Seattle.
Vince Dunn's third-period goal tied it 4-4, capping a three-goal third period for the Kraken (9-15-3) and forcing overtime.
Former Portland Winterhawk Oliver Bjorkstrand had a goal and an assist for Columbus, and Max Domi had two goals.
FRIDAY, DEC. 10
PSU women 74, Pepperdine 71 — Esmeralda Morales and Jada Lewis each scored 21 points as the Vikings (4-4) beat the Waves (3-5) in nonleague basketball play at Viking Pavilion. Both players hit five 3-pointers, as Portland State went 12 of 19 on 3-pointers. PSU plays host to the Portland Pilots at 2 p.m. Sunday (KRCW TV).
OSU women 72, Monmouth 58 — At West Long Branch, New Jersey, Talia van Oehlhoffen scored 19 points and added seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks as the Beavers (5-2) beat host Monmouth (4-4). Taylor Jones added 13 points and seven rebounds and Jelena Mitrovic nine points and 10 rebounds.
The Beavers allowed the home team to shoot only .329 from the field (7 of 26 3-pointers, .269).
THURSDAY, DEC. 9
Winnepeg 3, Kraken 0 — Connor Hellebuyck turned away 25 shots in the Jets' NHL road win at Seattle (9-15-2). Kyle Connor scored twice for Winnepeg (13-9-4).
UP beats Northridge — The Portland Pilots (7-2) had four players score in double figures in beating visiting CSU Northridge 80-62 in non-league women's college basketball action. Haylee Andrews led the way for the Pilots with 22 points.
Portland plays at Portland State next, 2 p.m. Sunday.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8
Thorns trade —Â The Portland Thorns have traded forwards Simone Charley and Tyler Lussi to expansion club Angel City FC. Portland receives $100,000 in allocation money, a second-round pick in the 2022 NWSL Draft and will not lose a player to the Los Angeles-based club in the NWSL Expansion Draft.
In 46 matches, Charley scored eight goals and had two assists. In 56 matches, Lussi had six goals and four assists.
The expansion draft for Angel City and San Diego Wave FC is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 16.
Winterhawks draft defensemen —Â The Portland Winterhawks selected 2006-born defensemen Garin Ludwig from Eagle River, Alaska and Adam Kleber from Chaska, Minnesota, in the 2021 U.S. Priority Draft.
TUESDAY, DEC. 7
McCollum out — The Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum, upon further evaluation via CT scan, has an injury called pneumothorax, rather than rib contusion. It's a right lung problem (air around lungs, caused by chest trauma), also called a collapsed lung.
He will be further evaluated before a prognosis is determined and his status will be updated accordingly, the team said. McCollum did not travel with the team for Wednesday's game at Golden State.
MONDAY, DEC. 6
Winterhawks Dureau honored — Portland Winterhawks forward Jaydon Dureau was named the Westerh Hockey League player of the week for the week ending Dec. 5. The 20-year-old Tampa Bay Lightning prospect had three goals and seven assists over three games last week. In 12 games since rejoining the Winterhawks from the professional American Hockey League, Dureau has six goals and 11 assists. His 17 points is fourth most on the team despite playing in just over half of the team's 23 games.
The Winterhawks next play on Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (6 p.m.), both games against Spokane at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
MLS adds developmental league — Portland will be one of 21 clubs in MLS Next Pro, a new professional soccer league designed to be a pathway between youth soccer and MLS. The league will begin play in March of 2022 with and run through September.
The Timbers have not announced details for returning a developmental pro team to the club. Portland Timbers 2, or T2, went quiet for the 2021 season. The team, designed mostly for players ages 18 to 23, is expected to play at Hillsboro Stadium, with the Hillsboro Hops managing the business operation.
SUNDAY, DEC. 5
College men's basketball — Sunday was a rough day in the Willamette Valley as Arizona throttled Oregon State 90-65 and Arizona State beat Oregon in overtime.
At Corvallis, Jarod Lucas had 17 points and Warith Alatishe 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and two steals. But Arizona outscored the Beavers 46-29 in the second half.
At Eugene, and ASU team that scored 29 points in its previous game got the best of Oretgon. DJ Horne made a second-chance 3-pointer to force overtime and Jay Heath hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime.
Will Richardson's contested jumper to tie it missed at the buzzer. Richardson finished 2 of 14 from the floor (1 of 9 on 3-pointers). Oregon was 4 of 22 on 3-pointers, 0 of 4 in OT.
SATURDAY, DEC. 4
College men's soccer — Oregon State's season ended Saturday with a loss to Clemson in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Tournament. The Tigers prevailed 4-3 in the penalty-kick tiebreaker after the teams battled to a 1-1 draw.
Oregon State (14-2-4) took a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute when Sofiane Djeffal scored from a Tsiki Ntsabeleng corner kick.
The score stayed 1-0 until Clemson converted a penalty kick with 5:41 remaining in regulation.
Clemson made all four of its penalties, Oregon State missed two of its five.
College women's basketball — Haylee Andrews had a 3-point attempt at the buzzer bounce off and 18th-ranked Oregon (4-3) escaped Chiles Center with a 62-59 win over Portland in a scrappy non-conference game.
Sydney Parrish scored a career-high 26 for the Ducks and Sedona Prince had 22 points and eight rebounds as Oregon — still missing key players Nyara Sabally, Te-Hina Paopao and Endyia Rogers —snapped a three-game losing streak.
For Portland (6-2), Alex Fowler had 16 points and nine rebounds, Andrews had 10 points and six assists. Former Duck Lucy Cochrane blocked five Oregon shots.
Linfield football — The Wildcats season ended on Dec. 4 with a 49-24 loss at Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas in the third round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. Linfield finished the season 11-1.
College volleyball — Portland State's season ended with a loss at Weber State in the second round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship.
Moorhead to Akron —Joe Moorhead, after two seasons as Oregon's offensive coordinator, has been named head coach at Akron.
FRIDAY, DEC. 3
Hops GM recognized — K.L. Wombacher, the president and general manager of the Hillsboro Hops, has been honored by Baseball America as its Minor League Executive of the Year.
In 2021, his 17th season as general manager, Wombacher oversaw a new 10-year agreement with Major League Baseball for the Hops to serve as a Short Season High-A club. As the club returned to action following the pandemic, Wombacher and the Hops also shared their home at Ron Tonkin Field this season with the Vancouver Canadians.
College men's basketball —VMI built a 21-point second-half lead and beat the Portland Pilots 90-82 at Chiles Center.
Chris Austin scored 26 points, Moses wood 20 and Tyler Robertson had 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Pilots (7-3).
Portland rallied to within 65-64 and had a chance to take a lead, but VMI used a 12-0 run over five minutes to re-establish control.
College volleyball — Portland State beat Pacific in five sets in the first round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship, winning the fifth set 15-7. The Vikings (20-10) take on host Weber State at 1 p.m. Saturday in the second round.
Kraken top Oilers — Yanni Gourde, Adam Larsson, Colin Blackwell and Alex Wennberg scored for Seattle in a 4-3 win over visiting Edmonton. Philipp Grubauer made 29 saves for Seattle (9-13-2) which won at home for the third time in a row.
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