Portland State and Portland lost conference outings on Saturday.

Concordia and Warner Pacific extended their winning streaks and are tied for second in the Cascade Collegiate Conference.

Lewis & Clark also is on a roll, winning its fifth in a row on Saturday to join Whitworth and Whitman in first place in the Northwest Conference.


    • Big Sky co-leader Northern Arizona ran away from visiting Portland State in the second half Saturday afternoon at Flagstaff's Walkup Skydome.

    NAU had a 29-4 second-half run, making 14 of its first 18 shots after intermission, to beat the Vikings 77-56.

    PSU fell to 2-4 in the conference, 7-8 overall.

    The Lumberjacks are 5-1 in league, 8-9 for the season. NAU and Northern Colorado are tied for first, with Weber State 4-1 and Montana State 4-2.

    The Vikings had won two in a row.

    Highlights individually for Portland State included a career-high 10 points in 17 minutes by reserve big man Brandon Cataldo and 13 points from guard Gary Winston.

    For NAU, 6-8 junior forward Max Jacobsen from Lake Oswego High made 8 of 11 from the field in scoring a game-high 19 points.

  • • Pepperdine outscored visiting Portland 46-31 in the second half Saturday night to win 76-65 in a West Coast Conference game.

    The Pilots fell to 3-4 in the WCC and 11-8 overall, while the Waves improved to 5-3, 12-8.

    UP guard Kevin Bailey led all scorers with 27 points. Ryan Nicholas added 14 points and seven rebounds.

    Portland had only seven turnovers, but the Waves outscored the Pilots 36-24 in the paint.

    Pepperdine's Lamond Murray, Jr., a freshman guard, had 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench.

    Bailey tallied 15 points in the first half, and his 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer gave Portland a 34-30.

  • • At Lewis & Clark, the Pioneers claimed their fifth victory after an opening Northwest Conference loss. They beat Willamette 68-50 and share first place at 5-1 with Whitman and Whitworth.

    Willamette slipped to 1-5 in the league, 3-12 overall.

    L&C (12-3 overall) got a game-high 18 points from Kurt Parker, a 5-11 sophomore guard who made 4 of 8 from 3-point range. Jason Luhnow added 14 points for the Pios.

    Lewis & Clark will travel to Whitman on Friday, then play at Whitworth on Saturday.

  • • Concordia claimed its seventh win in a row, beating Northwest 98-89 on Saturday night at Cavalier Court.

    The Cavs are tied for second in the Cascade Collegiate Conference with No. 7 Southern Oregon and Warner Pacific, all 6-3 and one game behind 7-2 College of Idaho.

    Concordia (16-4 overall) will play host to Warner Pacific next Saturday, after facing Portland Bible College on Tuesday in its final non-conference game of the season.

    Northwest fell to 14-6, 5-4.

    Concordia shot 58.6 percent from the field and made 16 of 18 second-half free throws.

    Adam Herman led the Cavaliers with 30 points, giving him 1,976 for his career, as he adds to his school-best total with each game.

    Tyler Velasquez added 23 points, going 4 of 8 from 3-point distance, and Willy Ligon had 17 points.

    Concordia broke open the Northwest game with a 21-9 second-half spur that gave the Cavaliers an 83-69 lead with three minutes remaining.

  • • Warner Pacific picked up its fifth consecutive victory, downing Evergreen State 79-70 Saturday night at C.C. Perry Gym in Southeast Portland.

    Doug Thomas had 19 points, Ryan Parks scored 16 (5 of 11 on 3s) and Josh Black had a season-high 10 points and eight assists to lead WPC.

    The Knights improved to 6-3 in the CCC and 12-9 overall. They are tied for second with Southern Oregon and Concordia, one game behind College of Idaho, with a game at Concordia set for next Saturday.

    The Geoducks fell to 1-8 in the CCC and 2-14 for the season.

    But Evergreen made it interesting in the second half, scoring 14 unanswered points to pull within 58-57 with 5:54 to go.

  • • Danny Miles, Oregon Tech's veteran coach, remained at 998 career wins after the Owls dropped their third game in a row Saturday.

    Southern Oregon, ranked No. 7 in the nation at the NAIA Division II level, beat OIT 86-74 at Ashland.

    SOC is 17-4 overall and 6-3 in the CCC. OIT fell to 11-10, 4-4.

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