COURTESY: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Concordia forward Riley Hawken (30) battles with Northwest Nazarene players during Saturday's Great Northwest Athletic Conference game.MEN’S BASKETBALL

Idaho 56, Portland State 55, at Moscow, Idaho

PSU lost to the shorthanded Vandals, who used their defense for the Big Sky home win.

The Vikings’ Zach Gengler missed a 20-footer from the corner as time expired, after two free throws by Chris Sarbaugh with 10.1 seconds to go had given Idaho a one-point lead.

Cameron Forte, PSU’s sixth man, continued his run of high scoring and production, getting 20 points and 20 rebounds. The rebound count was the most ever by a Viking in 20 Big Sky seasons (the school record is 26).

Isaiah Pineiro added 16 points for the Viks.

PSU fell to 7-12, 3-5 in the conference. Idaho improved to 13-9, 5-4 in the Big Sky.

Idaho played without injured guard Victor Sanders, its leading scorer and a former Jefferson High standout who is out for at least seven weeks after breaking his hand. Nate Sherwood led the Vandals with 15 points and added eight rebounds. Arkadiy Mkrtychyan, a sophomore forward from Columbia Christian High, had six points and five rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench.

Montana (8-1) and Weber State (7-1) lead the league. Idaho State is 5-3, and four teams are tied for fourth at 5-4.

Santa Clara 90, Portland 84, at Chiles Center

UP point guard Alec Wintering scored 31 points, but Broncos guard Jared Brownridge had 38 to help the visitors win the West Coast Conference game.

Portland fell to 9-15 overall, 3-8 WCC.

Santa Clara is 8-15, 4-7 and swept the two-game series.

The Pilots went from a 47-34 halftime deficit to a 70-69 lead with 5:29 left, and Portland led 76-75 with 2:44 to go before a run of seven consecutive points by Brownridge.

Arizona 80, Oregon State 63, at Tucson, Ariz.

The 18th-ranked Wildcats led 34-30 at the half, then distanced themselves from the visiting Beavers, who fell to 12-8 overall and 3-6 in the Pac-12.

Arizona is 17-5, 5-4.

OSU freshman Tres Tinkle had 16 points, and senior forward Olaf Schaftenaar scored 14, tying his career high with four 3-pointers.

Senior guard Gary Payton II finished with nine points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Concordia 72, Northwest Nazarene 70, at Cavalier Gym

The Cavaliers got their first Great Northwest Athletic Conference sweep, using a 10-point run in the final three minutes to overcome a 67-61 homecourt deficit.

The Cavs are 4-8 in their first year of GNAC play at the NCAA Division II level, up from NAIA. They are 6-13 overall.

Northwest Nazarene dropped to 3-9 GNAC and 7-11.

James Phillips iced Saturday’s victory with a tie-breaking 3-pointer down the stretch, and freshman Riley Hawken paced Concordia with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Whitworth 89, Lewis & Clark 80, at Pamplin Sports Center

The No. 1-ranked Pirates improved to 19-0 (10-0 in the Northwest Conference), but had to pull it out after the teams were tied at 74-74.

The game had 19 lead changes and nine ties, and neither team led by more than seven points until the final 2:30.

For L&C (7-11, 3-7 NWC), Markel Leonard, Cannen Roberson and Alex Jones all scored 16 points.

Warner Pacific 103, Oregon Tech 66, at Bart Valentine Court

Taylor Young (25 points), Earl Jones (21) and Collin Malcolm (19) led WPC scoring as the Knights pulled away after leading 47-40 at the half.

Warner Pacific shot 61.1 percent from the field and made 7 of 15 shots from 3-point range in its 56-26 domination of the second half. OIT was 21.6 percent from the field and 2-18 on 3-pointers after intermission.

The Knights improved to 15-8 overall and 10-4 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference, while the Owls slipped to 17-6, 8-6.

Southern Oregon 84, Multnomah 56, at Jim Skagen Court

SOU won the first half 35-26 and led by as many as 31 points in the second half to get the win in Northeast Portland.

The Raiders held MU to 30.6 percent field-goal shooting, while hitting 43.6 percent.

Blake Updike, with 18 points, and Ben Grandle, with 14, led the host Lions.

Southern Oregon climbed to 12-2 in the CCC, 19-5 overall. Multnomah is 1-13, 4-18.


    Idaho 94, Portland State 65, at Stott Center

    PSU, coming off its first Big Sky victory, got outgunned at home despite a seventh 2015-16 double-double from Cici West, a sophomore guard who had 12 points and a career-high 18 rebounds.

    Ashley Torres Negron, a junior reserve guard, led PSU scorers with 17 points. Senior forward Alicia Carline chipped in with a career-best 16 points, with six rebounds and four blocks in only her second game after missing 12 outings with an injury.

    The Vikings fell to 1-7 in the conference, 3-16 for the season.

    The Vandals are 7-2 in the Big Sky, 15-6 overall.

    Santa Clara 66, Portland 47, at Santa Clara, Calif.

    The Pilots dropped the middle quarters by a combined 41-24 in losing on the road.

    UP is 0-11 in the WCC, 2-20 overall. Santa Clara jumped to 8-3, 17-5.

    Ellie Woerner led Portland with 17 points, but the Pilots hit 30.1 percent from the floor to the Broncos’ 45 percent.

    Western Washington 68, Concordia 43, at Bellingham, Wash.

    WWU led by nine at the half, then got its lead up to 20 points in the third quarter.

    The Vikings raised their record to 10-2 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and 14-6 overall, while Concordia went to 2-10, 4-16.

    The visiting Cavaliers shot 27 percent from the field while giving up 54 percent.

    Bailey Cartwright led CU with 12 points.

    Whitworth 55, Lewis & Clark 52, at Pamplin Sports Center

    The Pioneers let a 50-39 lead slip away, going 1 of 16 from the field in the fourth quarter. It was their 10th loss this season after leading at the half.

    Freshman Alyx Crager led L&C with 11 points, and Ayisat Afolabi had a team-high nine rebounds.

    The Pios are 2-17 overall, 1-19 in the Northwest Conference.

    Whitworth is 11-8, 6-4.

    Oregon Tech 70, Warner Pacific 57, at Bart Valentine Court

    The Owls put five players in double figures to win in Portland. OIT is 18-5, 12-2 CCC. Warner Pacific dropped to 13-7, 8-6 despite Taylor Howlett’s 23 points and seven steals, both game highs.

    Southern Oregon 102, Multnomah 36, at Jim Skagen Court

    Ninth-ranked SOU seized a 26-6 lead after one quarter, made it 53-18 at the half and coasted on the road.

    The Raiders improved to 20-1, 13-1 in the CCC, while MU fell to 4-18, 2-12.

    Lacie Kamper was the Lions’ top scorer with eight points. Lexie Goert had six points and a team-high seven rebounds.


    Oregon State 195.875, Arizona State 193.075, at Gill Coliseum

    No. 15 OSU won before a home crowd of 3,313, with junior Madeline Gardiner picking up her fourth all-around victory in a row.

    She also won the balance beam with a 9.925 that tied her career best. Her all-around total was 39.300.

    Mariana Colussi-Pelaez of Oregon State won the uneven bars with a 9.850, and teammate Risa Perez took the floor exercise with a 9.900.

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