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SMALL-COLLEGE NOTES: Warner Pacific gets some early basketball wins


Concordia men set scoring record


Southern Oregon, Warner Pacific and Oregon Tech are 1-2-3 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference preseason poll. Concordia is No. 7 in the 10-team poll.

Ranked No. 12 in the nation, Warner Pacific is 2-2 heading into the weekend.

Concordia has the preseason pick for CCC player of the year in 6-6 Adam Herman. He is averaging about 27 points per game.

The Cavs (4-1) set a school record Wednesday night as they won 132-109 at Multnomah University. The previous mark came in a 130-90 victory, also over the Lions, in 2009-10.


Warner Pacific was picked for fifth place and Concordia for seventh in the 10-team CCC.

Concordia opens Sunday at home against Simpson.

Warner Pacific went 1-1 on a trip to Canada, with junior guard Jordan Wilcox making 7 of 12 shots from 3-point range.

Then, on Tuesday, the Knights beat visiting New Hope Christian, with 5-10 Ali Campbell getting 18 rebounds and 18 points, and making 12 of 17 from the free-throw line.


Warner Pacific (4-11-0) wraps up its season at College of Idaho on Saturday.

One bright spot for the Knights: Jameson Jones, a senior midfielder-forward from Riverdale High, got his team-high sixth goal of the year last week versus Concordia, giving him 23 for his WPC career.


Concordia, ranked No. 1 in NAIA, has allowed one second-half goal in 17 games (15-1-1). That came on Oct. 12, with the Cavs leading Warner Pacific 4-0.

The Cavaliers have not been outshot in any game this season.


Concordia (19-6) plays host to Oregon Tech on Friday and Southern Oregon on Saturday, with hopes of reaching the 20-win mark for the first time since 2002.

All six Cavaliers losses came against a team that was ranked in the NAIA coaches' top 25 at the time.

Concordia also owns a 3-1 win over the current No. 10 team, Vanguard.