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Thursday, Jan. 17

Men’s basketball: Eighth-ranked Gonzaga (16-1, 3-0 West Coast Conference), battling BYU in particular for the WCC title, makes its annual visit to Chiles Center to play the Portland Pilots (8-10, 1-2). Tipoff is 7 p.m. (ROOT) ... PSU (5-8, 3-3 Big Sky) begins a road weekend with a 6 p.m. game at Northern Colorado (3-11, 1-5). ... No. 21 Oregon (14-2, 3-0 Pac-12) takes a five-game winning streak into an 8 p.m. game at USC (7-10, 2-2). ... Oregon State (10-6, 0-3) tries to break a three-game losing streak when it plays at No. 24 UCLA (14-3, 3-0), 6 p.m.

Women’s basketball: Portland State (8-7, 2-4) is at home against Northern Colorado (6-8, 3-2), 7:30 p.m.

by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - Mac Carruth makes one of his 23 saves in a 3-0 home win last week that vaulted into the Portland Winterhawks' record book as the winningest goaltender in team history. The victory, his 106th, pushed him one ahead of former Hawk Darrell May Sr.

Friday, Jan. 18

Winterhawks: Portland can tie the franchise record for consecutive wins (15) by beating Lethbridge, 7 p.m., Rose Garden.

Forward Nic Petan leads the Western Hockey League in scoring with 74 points in 43 games.

Troy Rutkowski is second among WHL defensemen and fourth for Portland with 43 points in as many games. ... Rutkowski will tie Kevin Haupt for the franchise career games played record (322) with four more appearances. And if he plays in the next 10 games, Rutkowski will match Andrew Ference’s club record for consecutive games (221).

Both goalies have played well for the Hawks, who lead the WHL with a 37-5-1-0 record. Mac Carruth is 20-2-0-0, with 1.70 goals allowed per game and a .939 save percentage. Brendan Burke is 14-3-1-0, 2.71, .903.

Men’s basketball: Lewis & Clark (9-6, 3-3 Northwest Conference) welcomes Pacific Lutheran (4-11, 2-4) to Pamplin Sports Center.

Women’s basketball: Eighth-ranked Lewis & Clark (14-1, 5-1) meets PLU (6-7, 3-3) at 6 p.m. at Palatine Hill. The Pioneers and No. 23 George Fox are tied for first in the NWC. ... Warner Pacific has a nonconference game at home versus Walla Walla University, 2 p.m.

Quad rugby: The Portland Pounders play host to a three-day tournament at Reynolds Middle School against other clubs from around the country.

Boys basketball: PIL 5A play continues with three 7:30 p.m. games — Benson at Cleveland, Jefferson at Madison and Franklin at Wilson. ... In 6A, Grant travels to Lincoln for a 7:30 p.m. inner-city clash. ... Jesuit is at Westview, 7:15 p.m., in the Metro League. ... The Mt. Hood Conference has 7 p.m. games, including Central Catholic at Reynolds and Centennial at David Douglas. ... Putnam is at Parkrose, 7:15 p.m., and North Marion visits La Salle, 7 p.m.

Girls basketball: PIL 5A 7:30 p.m. games are Cleveland at Benson, Wilson at Franklin, and Madison at Jefferson. ... Lincoln is at Grant in a 6A rivalry game. ... Gresham plays at Roosevelt, 6:30 p.m. ... At 7:15 p.m., Westview is at Jesuit, Reynolds is at Central Catholic, and David Douglas is at St. Mary’s Academy. ... Parkrose plays at Putnam, 7 p.m., and La Salle is at North Marion, 7 p.m.

Thorns: Portland’s entry in the new, eight-team National Women’s Soccer League takes part in a college draft.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Blazers: The Milwaukee Bucks take on Portland at 7 p.m. at the Rose Garden. It’s the second of five consecutive home games for the Blazers.

Winterhawks: Portland treks to Kent, Wash., for a 7 p.m. game with Seattle at ShoWare Center. The Hawks lead the season series 6-1, having won the last six meetings.

Men’s basketball: Saint Mary’s (13-4, 2-1 going into Wednesday’s game at BYU) visits Chiles Center for a WCC game with UP, 7:30 p.m. (ROOT). ... PSU is at North Dakota (5-10, 2-4 going into the weekend), noon PT. ... Oregon is at UCLA, 1 p.m. (CBS), and OSU is at USC, 5 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks). ... Warner Pacific (17-4, 8-1 Cascade Collegiate Conference) is the No.8-ranked team in NAIA Division II going into a 7:30 p.m. league game at Concordia (9-9, 4-5). WPC is tied for the league lead with No. 1-ranked Eastern Oregon.

Women’s basketball: PSU plays host to North Dakota (7-8, 2-4 Big Sky going into the weekend), 2 p.m. ... UP (5-12, 0-4) is at Loyola Marymount (7-10, 1-3) before the weekend). ... Warner Pacific (10-8, 6-3) is at Concordia (7-11, 2-7) in CCC play.

Baseball banquet: Dale Murphy and Pete Ward are featured speakers for the 79th annual Portland Old Timbers and Active Baseball Players Association fete is at Multnomah Athletic Club. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50, which includes membership. Contact Ray Fagan at 503-880-7012, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Roller derby: Season eight for the Rose City Rollers begins with a doubleheader at Memorial Coliseum. The Heartless Heathers play Guns n Rollers, and then the Break Neck Betties meet the High Rollers. Doors open at 5 p.m.; the first bout is at 5:45 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 20

Men’s basketball: Washington (11-5, 3-0 going into a Wednesday game with Colorado) is at Oregon State, 8:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).

Women’s basketball: Oregon (2-15, 0-5) is at Oregon State (8-9, 2-3), 2 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks), in the second of two Civil War games this season. The teams played Tuesday in Eugene, with OSU beating the Ducks 65-53. The Beavers led nearly all the way and by as many as 24 points, outshooting the Ducks from the field, 38 percent to 26 percent. Liz Brenner led Oregon with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Jamie Weisner scored 22 points for Oregon State.

Monday, Jan. 21

Blazers: Washington is at the Rose Garden, 7 p.m. (CSN).

Winterhawks: Spokane battles Portland at Memorial Coliseum, 3 p.m.

Boys basketball: Holiday games include Benson vs. Kennedy (Wash.) in the King Showcase at the ShoWare Center in Kent, 4 p.m., and Jefferson-Mt. Rainier at Seattle Pacific University.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Boys basketball: In the PIL 5A, Roosevelt goes to Franklin, Wilson is at Benson, and Cleveland visits Jefferson, all 7:30 p.m. ... In Class 6A, Sheldon is at Grant, and Jesuit plays host to Aloha, both at 7:30 p.m. ... Parkrose treks to Wilsonville, 7:15 p.m., and La Salle journeys to Madras, 7 p.m.

Girls basketball: League games in the PIL 5A have Jefferson at Cleveland, Benson at Wilson, and Franklin at Roosevelt, all at 7:30 p.m. ... Sheldon tips off at Grant at 5:45 p.m. ... Wilsonville visits Pakrose, 7:15 p.m., and Madras is at La Salle, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Blazers: Indiana takes on Portland, 7 p.m. (CSN). General manager Kevin Pritchard and the Pacers are in position to claim one of the top four playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.

Winterhawks: Portland is at Spokane, 7 p.m. The Hawks lead the season series 3-0.

Men’s basketball: Washington State is at Oregon, 6:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks). Ken Bone’s Cougars were 9-7, 0-3 going into a Wednesday, Jan. 16 home game versus Utah. ... Washington (11-5, 3-0 through Jan. 16) invades Gill Coliseum to face the Beavers, 8:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).

Prep wrestling: PIL teams compete in two places — Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln at Roosevelt are at Cleveland in a five-way competition, while Benson, Grant and Madison go to Wilson in a four-way meet. Both events start at 4 p.m.