MEN'S COLLEGE HOOPS: Herman's heroics lift Concordia; Warner Pacific, L&C win
Adam Herman's game-high 30 points led No. 24 Concordia to a 77-73 overtime victory over Corban at Concordia.
Warner Pacific turned away visiting Northwest Christian 66-61 at WPC.
Lewis & Clark moved into a tie for fourth place in the Northwest Conference, winning 79-70 at home against Linfield.
Herman leads Cavs to tough win
Concordia trailed most of the way, but 6-6 Adam Herman's layup with two seconds left in regulation forced overtime, and the Cavaliers scored the final seven points for their 77-73 Cascade Collegiate Conference triumph.
Herman's layup tied the score at 66-66.
Corban's Tyler Edwards made a 3-pointer to give his team a 73-70 lead with 2:39 to go in the OT, before the Cavs turned in on, forcing three Corban turnovers down the stretch.
Herman, a senior forward, had four points in the extra period to claim his 11th career game with 30 or more points. He was 10 of 17 from the field and 10 of 12 at the free-throw line, and added eight rebounds.
Esvan Middleton also had four points in overtime for the Cavaliers and added 10 rebounds, tying for game-high honors.
Thomas Pierce scored 13 points off the bench for the Cavs, and Tyler Velasquez had nine assists.
Concordia will play Friday at Northwest University.
CCC standings through Tuesday:
College of Idaho 12-2, Southern Oregon 10-5, Concordia 8-5, Northwest and Northwest Christian 8-6, Warner Pacific 7-6, Oregon Tech 8-7, Eastern Oregon 5-9, Corban and Evergreen 2-12.
Knights pull through
Doug Thomas, a 6-5 junior from Aloha High, led all scorers with 24 points to help lift Warner Pacific past visiting Northwest Christian 66-61 in a CCC game.
The Knights led 32-23 at halftime, but trailed 58-53 with three minutes to go.
Thomas then hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Warner Pacific the lead again. The Beacons hit a jumper to reclaim a one-point edge, but the Knights went on a 7-1 run to come through with the win.
WP's next game is Friday at Evergreen.
Pioneers get key win
Lewis & Clark's 79-70 homecourt win over Linfield put the Pioneers into a tie with George Fox for the fourth and final playoff Northwest Conference playoff spot with five games left in the regular season.
L&C sophomore guard Randall Jackson had 20 points, Kurt Parker scored 15, Justin Leathers had 14 and Bradley Carter pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds.
L&C led 33-30 at the half and stretched that to an 18-point margin at 65-47 with 7:51 remaining.
Lewis & Clark plays at Willamette on Friday.
NWC standings through Tuesday:
Whitworth 11-0, Whitman 10-2, Puget Sound 8-5, George Fox and Lewis & Clark 6-5, Pacific 6-6, Pacific Lutheran 4-9, Linfield 1-10, Willamette 1-10.