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UO women's basketball nearly stuns No. 11 Stanford; No. 12 OSU women tune-up for Cardinal with rout over Cal




Stanford 64, Oregon 62, at Matthew Knight Arena

Oregon led by six points after the first quarter, by four at halftime and by four after the third quarter.

But 11th-ranked Stanford rallied when it mattered most and outscored the Ducks by six points in the fourth quarter to narrowly avoid the upset. Lili Thompson’s layup with just under three seconds to play was the game-winning basket for the Cardinal.

Oregon (11-5, 0-5 Pac-12), which is still searching for its first conference victory, wasn’t about to claim any “moral victories” afterward.

“Well, this one really hurts,” Ducks coach Kelly Graves said at his postgame press conference. “It hurts and I have kids in there who are really hurting.”

Guard Lexi Petersen led Oregon with 17 points and fellow guard Lexi Bando added 15 points. The Ducks’ starters also feature forward Jillian Alleyne, who helped offset a poor shooting night (five points on 1 of 8 shooting) with a game-high 14 rebounds.

Jesuit High graduate Liz Brenner added eight points for the Ducks off the bench.

Karlie Samuelson had a game-high 18 points for the Cardinal.

Oregon State 70, California 48, at Gill Coliseum

Bring it on, Stanford.

No. 12 Oregon State will enter Sunday’s home showdown with the 11th-ranked Cardinal with plenty of positive momentum after a 22-point victory over the Golden Bears on Friday.

Guard Gabriella Hanson scored a career-high 20 points on 8 of 12 shooting for the Beavers, who shot 55.8 percent from the field as a team. Hanson also had a career-high six assists and a made career-best four 3-pointers.

Oregon State also received 16 points and nine rebounds from guard Jamie Weisner and 15 points and nine rebounds from center Ruth Hamblin. It was Weisner’s 73rd career game with at least 10 points.

Cal forward Courtney Range had a team-high 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the Bears.

Corban 41, Multnomah 38, at Salem

The Lions (3-14, 1-8 CCC) ended the third quarter with a slim one-point lead, but couldn’t hold it as Corban outscored Multnomah 11-7 in the fourth quarter to record the win.

Lacie Kamper, a junior forward from Idaho, had a team-high eight points and eight rebounds to lead the Lions. The balanced offensive scoring also included six points each from Miranda Schmillen and Lexie Govert.

Corban’s Jade Lowery had a team-high 14 points and teammate Sadie Pilgeram scored 10 points and pulled down a game-high 20 rebounds.

Pacific Lutheran 56, Lewis & Clark 49, at Parkland, Wash.

Lewis & Clark senior forward Kaitlin Mathewson scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Pioneers in defeat on Friday. Mathewson shot 5 of 8 from the field, including 2 of 3 on 3-pointers.

After trailing 14-8 after the first quarter, the Pioneers (2-13, 1-5 NWC) outscored Pacific Lutheran 18-9 in the second quarter to take a 26-23 halftime lead.

PLU trimmed its deficit to two points after three quarters and then pulled away for the victory by outscoring the Pioneers 18-9 in the fourth quarter. Samantha Kelleigh and Michaela Edgers both scored 13 points to lead PLU.

Lewis & Clark junior forward Ayisat Afolabi had 11 points and a game-high 16 rebounds off the bench.


Lewis & Clark 68, Pacific Lutheran 65, at Tacoma, Wash.

After starting the Northwest Conference season 0-3, the Pioneers have won three in a row to improve 7-7 overall and 3-3 in the NWC.

Friday’s victory was a team effort as five Lewis & Clark players scored in double figures. Jason Luhnow led the Pioneers with 15 points and he was followed by Cannen Roberson (14), Markel Leonard (12), Carl Appleton (11) and Jonathan Boddie (10). Boddie also had a team-high eight rebounds off the bench.

Lewis & Clark used a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter to take a 63-61 lead. All 12 points in the run came on four 3-pointers, including two from Luhnow and one each from Leonard and Roberson.

Bryce Miller scored 14 points to lead PLU.

Bethesda 81, Portland Bible 55, at Anaheim, Calif.

The Flames opened the game on a 14-3 run and never looked back in a rout over visiting Portland Bible on Friday.

Junior guard Javon Lue led Portland Bible with 21 points, highlighted by his perfect 4-for-4 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc. The Wildcats also received 11 points and seven rebounds from Hillsboro High graduate Matthew Martin, a sophomore guard.

Reserve Alex Reynolds scored a team-high 13 points for Bethesda.

Corban 99, Multnomah 73, at Salem

Multnomah senior guard Blake Updike led all scorers with 24 points, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Lions fell by 26 points on the road.

Freshman Ben Grandle, a guard from Molalla, made five 3-pointers en route to a career-high 20 points for the Lions (4-13, 1-8 CCC).

Cyrus Ward scored 20 points and AJ Monterossi had 18 points to lead Corban (11-6, 5-4 CCC).


Oregon State at Lindenwood University, at St. Charles, Mo.

The Oregon State gymnastics lived up to its No. 12 national ranking when it traveled to Missouri and placed first among a five-team field at Lindenwood University.

The Beavers finished with a total score of 196.350, finishing ahead of second-place Lindenwood (195.325) and third-place University of Bridgeport (194.150). Fourth-place Illinois State University (190.725) and fifth-place University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (188.925) rounded out the top five.

Oregon State was led by junior Madeline Gardiner, an All-American who won three events and placed tied for third in a fourth event. Gardiner placed first in the all-around (39.300), the vault (9.875) and the balance beam (9.850). She also was tied for third in floor exercise (9.875).

Oregon State senior Jamie Radermacher won the floor exercise event with a career-best score of 9.900.