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Payton leads Oregon State to win; Viking men beat Bobcats; UP men, women fall to Gonzaga

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SATURDAY COLLEGE RESULTS


COURTESY: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Concordia University's Drew Martin puts up a short jump shot over the Seattle Pacific defense during Saturday night's NCAA Division II game at Concordia.MEN’S BASKETBALL

Oregon State 77, California 71, at Gill Coliseum

Gary Payton II, the reigning Pac-12 defensive player of the year, made another strong case Saturday to be considered among the favorites for the Pac-12 player of the year this season.

The Oregon State senior had a team-high 20 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and four steals to lead the Beavers to the home victory over the Bears.

With Oregon State clinging to a 73-71 lead, Payton II converted a three-point play on a driving basket and a free throw to give the Beavers a 76-71 lead with 30 seconds remaining.

Payton II was the only Oregon State starter to score in double figures. The Beavers’ bench outscored the Bears’ bench 42-8.

Freshman reserve Tres Tinkle, the son of coach Wayne Tinkle, scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds. Stephen Thompson Jr. added 11 points off the bench for the Beavers, who helped force 16 Cal turnovers.

Cal freshman Jaylen Brown, who played in the 2014 Les Schwab Invitational at Liberty High in Hillsboro, scored 20 points to lead the Bears.

The Beavers hit the road to play at Colorado at 8 p.m. Wednesday in a game that will be televised on ESPNU.

Portland State 77, Montana State 70, at Bozeman, Mont.

Forward Cameron Forte had a game-high 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Vikings to their first win at Montana State in six years.

The Vikings took control early with a 21-6 lead and led 38-25 at halftime. Forward Bryce White scored 20 points and forward Isaiah Pineiro added 10 points and seven rebounds to help lead Portland State.

Montana State guard Tyler Hall scored a team-high 24 points to lead the Bobcats.

It was Portland State’s first road win since Nov. 22.

Gonzaga 85, Portland 74, at Spokane, Wash.

Jesuit High graduate Kyle Wiltjer scored a game-high 32 points to lead the Bulldogs over the pesky Pilots on Saturday.

Wiltjer was 12 of 21 from the field, including 6 of 9 on 3-pointers. Gonzaga also received 28 points and 17 rebounds from Domantas Sabonis, the son of former Portland Trail Blazer Arvydas Sabonis.

Alec Wintering scored a team-high 27 points to lead the Pilots. Wintering, a junior guard, made two 3-pointers and recorded six assists.

Portland also received 15 points from Bryce Pressley and 11 points from Gabe Taylor.

With the score tied 19-19, Gonzaga seized control and closed the first half on an 18-6 run to take a 37-25 halftime lead.

Eastern Oregon 86, Multnomah 73, at Jim Skagen Court

Multnomah senior guard Blake Updike scored a game-high 31 points to lead the Lions in a losing effort Saturday. Updike, a Scappoose High graduate, made 17 of 19 free throws to account for most of his points.

Jordan Paris added 16 points and seven rebounds for Multnomah, which trailed 49-37 at halftime.

Trell Washington scored 18 points and Case Rada had 16 points to lead a balanced Eastern Oregon offense.

Lewis & Clark 76, Puget Sound 69, at Tacoma, Wash.

Guards Cannen Roberson and Jason Luhnow combined to score 52 points to help lead the Pioneers to their first NWC victory of the season.

Roberson scored a game-high 29 points and 10-of-16 shooting from the field. He also made 7 of 12 free throws. Luhnow scored 23 points, including six 3-pointers.

Kohl Meyer and Carlos Mancasola both scored 15 points to lead Puget Sound.

Seattle Pacific 91, Concordia 63, at Cavalier Gymnasium

The 24th-ranked SPU Falcons received a threat early and held a 10-7 lead to open the game. But SPU closed the first half on a 44-23 run to take a 54-30 lead into the halftime break.

Drew Martin scored 24 points, Tyler Gutierrez had 14 points and Riley Hawken added 10 points off the bench to lead the Cavaliers.

Mitch Penner scored 30 points to lead the Falcons.

College of Idaho 87, Warner Pacific 76, at Bart Valentine Court

College of Idaho, which scored 25 points off 19 Warner Pacific turnovers, outscored the Knights 56-40 in the second half to pull away to the 11-point victory.

Taylor Young scored 17 points to lead Warner Pacific, which is also received 13 points each from De’Jon Bowman and Xavier Cannefax and 12 points from Collin Malcolm.

Aitor Zubizarreta scored 21 points and Joey Nebeker scored 19 points to lead College of Idaho.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Gonzaga 71, Portland 63, at Chiles Center

The upset-minded Pilots opened the game with commanding leads of 12-1 and 26-9.

But Gonzaga, which trailed 26-11 after the first quarter, outscored Portland 24-13 in the second quarter to get back in the game. That included a 15-2 run for Gonzaga to head into halftime with a 39-35 deficit.

Ashley Gray scored 16 points and had nine rebounds and Ellie Woerner scored 15 points to lead the Pilots.

All nine players who received playing time for Gonzaga scored at least three points. Jill Barta led the Bulldogs with 15 points off the bench.

Montana State 106, Portland State 59, at Stott Center

The Bobcats used a 22-0 run in the first half to build a 53-31 halftime lead en route to their 47-point victory Saturday.

Jasmine Hommes scored 22 points and Peyton Ferris added 20 points to lead Montana State, which outrebounded Portland State 54-40.

Cici West scored a team-high 11 points and Danah Haley added 10 points to lead the Vikings, who remain in search of their first Big Sky Conference win of the season.

Alaska Anchorage 76, Concordia 49 at Anchorage, Alaska

Early on, it appeared the Cavaliers could pull off the huge upset over the second-ranked Seawolves. Concordia led 18-12 to open the game and trailed only 31-29 at halftime.

But Alaska Anchorage responded in the third quarter in a big way, outscoring the Cavaliers 25-8.

Briannah Smith and Sierra Dean both scored 15 points to lead Concordia.

Jenna Buchanan scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Seawolves.

Puget Sound 75, Lewis & Clark 56, at Tacoma, Wash.

The Pioneers led late in the third quarter before being outscored 23-8 in the fourth quarter in a 19-point loss at Puget Sound.

Reserve Ayisat Afolabi scored a team-high 14 points and starter Natalie Kelly had 13 points to lead the Pioneers. Miyah Leith added 10 points for Lewis & Clark, which led 48-47 at the 1:15 mark of the third quarter.

Emily Sheldon scored a game-high 24 points and Samone Jackson added 18 points for Puget Sound.

Eastern Oregon 80, Multnomah 45, at Jim Skagen Court

Jordan Klebaum scored a game-high 17 points and Madeline Laan added 11 points to lead the Mountaineers to the 35-point road win.

Junior forward Lacie Kamper scored 13 points to lead the Lions.

The Mountaineers outrebounded the Lions 42-27 and scored 25 points off 19 Multnomah turnovers.

Warner Pacific 84, College of Idaho 65, at Bart Valentine Court

Four Knights scored in double figures as Warner Pacific overcame an early deficit to record the blowout home win.

After trailing 21-15 after the first quarter, Warner Pacific outscored College of Idaho 23-12 in the second quarter to take a 38-33 halftime lead. The Knights then kept the momentum on their side by outscoring C of I 24-14 in the third quarter.

Taylor Howlett scored 18 points, Kasara Brandenburg had 14 points, Kyeli Hendryx added 11 points and Daesha Jackson scored 10 points to lead Warner Pacific. Hendryx had a team-high seven rebounds to help Warner Pacific win the rebounding battle by a 43-29 margin.

WRESTLING

Oregon State 26, Central Michigan 9, at Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

The Beavers made another strong statement when they headed east and convincingly beat the 16th-ranked Chippewas of Central Michigan.

Oregon State received major decision victories from Corey Griego at 184 pounds and from Amarveer Dhesi at heavyweight. Griego defeated Jordan Ellingwood 10-2 and Dhesi beat Adam Robinson 10-2.

The Beavers also received victories from Ronnie Bresser at 125, Joey Palmer at 133, Seth Thomas at 165 and Cody Crawford at 197. Also, Jack Hathaway won by disqualification at 141.

The team victory marked the third time Oregon State has beaten a ranked opponent this season. The Beavers earlier beat No. 19 West Virginia and No. 25 Northern Iowa.