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Concordia women outlast Central Washington; Pilots men lose buzzer-beater



Women’s Basketball

Concordia 61, Central Washington 59, at Ellensburg, Wash.

Danielle Hartzog made a jump shot with about a minute remaining that proved to be the game-winner for the Cavaliers.

Hartzog, who had 11 points, gave Concordia a 61-55 lead with a baseline jump shot in the final minute.

The Wildcats responded with back-to-back scores to cut their deficit from six points to two, but weren’t able to get any closer.

Keesha Sarman scored a team-high 15 points and Sierra Dean added 13 points for Concordia.

India Matheson scored a team-high 14 points for Central Washington.

Idaho 84, Portland State 63, at Moscow, Idaho

The Vikings received a team-high 18 points from freshman guard Kian McNair on Thursday in a road loss to the Vandals.

McNair, who also made three 3-pointers, made 7 of 14 overall shots from the field.

Five Vandals scored in double figures for the Cavaliers, led by Ali Forde’s 17 points.

Pacific 87, Portland 38, at Stockton, Calif.

Four Tigers scored in double figures to lead Pacific to the 49-point victory over the Pilots.

Pacific jumped out to a 22-8 lead after the first quarter, led 44-18 at halftime and then emphatically extended their margin of victory with a strong second half.

Pacific outscored Portland 29-5 in the third quarter. Najah Queenland scored a team-high 14 points and Haillie Eackles and Mauriana Clayton each scored 13 points to lead the Tigers.

Darian Slaga had 13 points to lead the Pilots, the only player in double figures for Portland.

Mens Basketball

Saint Mary’s 74, Portland 72, at Chiles Center

Joe Rahon made a game-winning basket with 2.7 seconds left to lift the Gaels to the road victory on Thursday.

After Rahon made a jumper from 10-feet out, Portland’s Alec Wintering missed a 35-foot jumper to end the game.

Pilots senior Bryce Pressley scored a game-high 25 points to lead Portland. Pressley, who became the program’s 39th player to reach 1,000 career points, made 11 of 15 shots from the field.

Wintering added 18 points and Gabe Taylor scored 12 points for Portland.

Emmett Naar scored 18 points to lead Saint Mary’s.

Idaho 80, Portland State 74, at Stott Center

The Vandals outscored the Vikings 42-34 in the second half to overcome a halftime deficit and leave Portland with a victory.

Cameron Forte scored 23 points and had 16 rebounds and Zach Gengler had 15 points to lead the Vikings, who led 40-38 after the first half.

Portland State also received nine points from Isaiah Pineiro and eight points from Armani Collins.

Perrion Callandret scored 19 points to lead the Vandals, who outrebounded the Vikings 46-36.

Alaska Anchorage 93, Concordia 67, at Anchorage, Alaska

The Seawolves made 12 3-pointers to pull away for the 26-point home win over the Cavaliers on Thursday.

Drew Martin scored a team-high 12 points, Riley Hawken scored 11 points and John Erickson added 10 points to lead Concordia.

Sekou Wiggs scored 22 points and Brian McGill added 19 points to lead the Seawolves.