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Vikings, Pilots men's basketball win big at home; Ducks baseball slugs past San Diego State



COURTESY: STEVEN GIBBONS - University of Portland's Bryce Pressley is introduced on Senior Night as Chiles Center, before the Pilots' 80-67 victory Saturday night over Pacific.MEN’S BASKETBALL

Portland State 107, Eastern Washington 91, at Stott Center

On Jan. 28, the Vikings traveled to Cheney, Wash., and left with a humbling 112-83 loss to the Eagles.

That would be the first of seven consecutive wins for Eastern Washington.

Portland State exacted some revenge Saturday in a big way, snapping the Eagles’ win streak with a season-high 107-point offensive output.

Cameron Forte scored a team-high 32 points on 14 of 20 shooting to lead the Vikings. Portland also received 18 points from Calaen Robinson, 15 points from Isaiah Pineiro, 13 points from Donivine Stewart and 11 points from Zach Gengler.

Forte had a team-high nine rebounds for the Vikings, who took control early and led 54-34 at halftime.

Austin McBroom had a game-high 36 points to lead EWU.

Portland 80, Pacific (Calif.) 67, at Chiles Center

Bryce Pressley, one of two seniors on the Pilots roster, scored 10 of Portland’s first 12 points to set the tone for a crowd-pleasing Senior Night win in the regular-season home finale.

Pressley, who was recognized before the game with senior Max Livingston, finished with 15 points, three blocks and three steals.

Junior Alec Wintering scored a game-high 27 points to lead Portland. The Pilots also received 10 points each from Jarrel Marshall and D’Marques Tyson.

Portland closed the WCC schedule with games at BYU at 8 p.m. Thursday (on ESPNU) and at the University of San Diego on Saturday.

Lewis & Clark 74, Pacific (Ore.) 70, at Pamplin Sports Center

Guard Jason Luhnow scored a game-high 25 points as the Pioneers held off a second-half comeback attempt for the Boxers for the home win.

Carl Appleton had 13 points and 12 rebounds and Markel Leonard also scored 13 points for Lewis & Clark. The Pioneers led 43-34 at halftime.

K.C. Harrison had a team-high 18 points to lead the Boxers of Forest Grove.

Multnomah 92, Evergreen State 91, at Olympia, Wash.

Freshman guard Ben Grandle made two free throws in the final second of the game to deliver the Lions their program’s second Cascade Collegiate Conference victory.

Grandle, a Country Christian graduate from Molalla, had 14 points and a team-high 13 rebounds in the victory. Grandle’s game-winning free throws came on a one-and-one situation with 0.7 seconds remaining.

Senior guard Blake Updike scored a team-high 28 points and had 10 rebounds, Jordan Paris added 14 points and Thomas Simien scored 12 points for Multnomah.

The Lions closed their first CCC season with a 2-18 conference record. They finish the regular season Monday against New Hope Christian at home.

Warner Pacific 86, Northwest 66, at Kirkland, Wash.

Taylor Young, De’Jon Bowman and Xavier Cannefax combined for 63 points to lead the Knights to victory in their regular-season finale.

Young scored a game-high 23 points and had four steals. Bowman and Cannefax both scored 20 points. Earl Jones had 11 assists and four steals for the Knights.

The victory clinched the No. 3 seed for Warner Pacific in the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament. The Knights will host No. 6 seed Eastern Oregon on Wednesday.

Portland CC 94, Clackamas CC 88, at PCC

Andre McCowen scored 23 points and Derail Nelson added 20 points to lead the Panthers to the comeback victory.

After trailing 42-38 at halftime, PCC outscored CCC 56-46 in the second half.

Vince Boumann had a game-high 28 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Cougars.

Future College 111, Portland Bible 90, at Anaheim, Calif.

The Wildcats closed the regular season with a high-scoring road loss to the Orange Owlz. Portland Bible trailed 56-37 at halftime.

Joel Anderson scored 35 points and Thurman Thomas added 24 points for Future College, which extended its win streak to five games.


Eastern Washington 70, Portland State 57, at Cheney, Wash.

The Eagles took advantage of 25 Vikings turnovers and turned them into 38 points to hold off visiting PSU on Saturday.

Hayley Hodgins made five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points to lead EWU.

Sophomore guard Yaremi Mejia scored a career-high 14 points off the bench to lead the Vikings. Kian McNair added 11 points and Pia Jurhar had nine points for PSU. Cici West had eight points and a game-high 14 rebounds for the Vikings.

Saint Mary’s 95, Portland 53, at Moraga, Calif.

The Gaels set the tone early by outscoring the Pilots 24-6 in the first quarter en route to the 42-point blowout win.

Ellie Woerner, Kaylie Van Loo and Darian Slaga all scored 11 points each to lead the Pilots. Hannah Mattson added eight points for Portland.

Saint Mary’s, which outrebounded Portland 48-25, had six players score in double figures. Devoh Brookshire, Devyn Galland and Hannah Kaser all scored 14 points each to lead the Gaels.

Northwest Nazarene 91, Concordia 69, at Nampa, Idaho

The Crusaders led 44-40 at halftime and then outscored the Crusaders 22-9 in the third quarter to pull away for the 22-point victory.

Sierra Dean scored a team-high 21 points and had a team-high nine rebounds to lead Concordia. The Cavaliers also received 15 points from Lexi Campbell and 12 points from McKenna Daly.

Taylor Simmons scored 21 points to lead NNU, which forced 14 Concordia turnovers.

Clackamas CC 78, Portland CC 51, at PCC

Johanna Paine scored a game-high 35 points and had a game-high 21 rebounds to lead the Cougars to the 27-point road win.

Angelique Williams had a team-high 21 points to lead the Panthers. Shyanne Akles and Mary Banks both added 10 points each for PCC, which was outscored 21-10 in the first quarter and trailed 39-19 at halftime.

Pacific 68, Lewis & Clark 63, at Pamplin Sports Center

Westview High graduate Sarah Curl scored 21 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Boxers to the road win over the Pioneers.

Karli McHone also scored 21 points for Pacific, which outscored Lewis & Clark 20-7 in the third quarter.

Natalie Kelly scored a team-high 15 points for the Pioneers, who led 34-29 at halftime. Lewis & Clark also received 12 points each from Miyah Leith, Cianna Ochoco and Sara Hogman.

Northwest 91, Warner Pacific 71, at Kirkland, Wash.

Eight players scored at least seven points for the Eagles as they beat the Knights by 20 in both teams’ final regular season game.

Jordan Asher led NU with 17 points and Brianna Fiso and Miranda Langenhorst both added 10 points.

Taylor Howlett scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Knights, including four 3-pointers. WPC also received solid offensive outings from Daesha Jackson (12 points), Lindsay Loe (11 points) and Micaela Bitanga (10 points).

Evergreen State 90, Multnomah 61, at Olympia, Wash.

The Lions finished their first Cascade Collegiate Conference season with a 29-point road loss.

Multnomah (4-24, 2-18 CCC) still has one game left to play when it plays host to New Hope Christian on Monday night.

Bethany George scored a team-high 17 points and Lacie Kemper added 14 points to lead the Lions. Lexie Govert had 12 points for Multnomah.

Uriah Thomas had a game-high 30 points and 10 rebounds and Gabi Fenumiai scored 23 points and had a game-high 13 rebounds for Evergreen State.


Oregon 10, San Diego State 5, at San Diego, Calif.

A.J. Balta and Steven Packard both hit two-run homers to lead the Ducks to their second win over the Aztecs in as many days.

Oregon will go for the season-opening sweep when the teams meet at Tony Gwynn Stadium at noon Sunday.

Balta, left fielder, went 2 for 3 with three runs scored and three RBIs He also walked twice. Packard went 1 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBIs and walked once.

With the score tied 3-3 in the third inning, Packard hit a two-run homer over the right field fence. Balta also hit a two-run homer over the right field fence in the sixth inning to extend Oregon’s lead to 9-4.

Oregon’s Kyle Robeniol earned the victory in relief, allowing one run in five innings.

Utah Valley 12, Oregon State 9, at Surprise, Ariz.

Trailing 11-2 after five innings, the Beavers fought back with a six-run sixth innings to cut their deficit to three runs.

But Utah Valley added an insurance run in the seventh inning and held off Oregon State to deliver the Beavers their first loss of the young season.

First baseman Billy King went 3 for 4 with a run scored and a walk to lead Oregon State. The Beavers’ offense also featured a two-hit outings from Trevor Morrison, KJ Harrison, Logan Ice, Cadyn Grenier and Kyle Nobach.

Jake Thompson took the loss for the Beavers, allowing five earned runs in 2 1/3 innings pitched.

Portland 9, UC Davis, 6, at Davis, Calif.

Portland 7, UC Davis 4, at Davis, Calif.

The Pilots swept UC Davis in a doubleheader Saturday, winning 9-6 in the opener and 7-4 in the second game to clinch the four-game series victory.

In the first game, Portland overcame a 6-1 deficit after three innings by scoring eight consecutive runs. Cooper Hummel went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI and Cody Hawken went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.

Davis Tominaga earned the victory in relief, striking out four and allowing zero runs in 6 1/3 innings pitched.

Portland also fond itself trailing early in the second game when UC Davis scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning. But the Pilots responded with runs in the second and fourth innings before putting together a three-run sixth to help pull away.

Grant Taylor went 2 for 3 with a home run and Caleb Whalen went 2 for 4 with a double and a triple to lead the Pilots.

Hummel went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs to finish the day with a combined four hits in two games. Marty Luckenbach pitched two scoreless innings in relief to earn the win. Billy Sahlinger got his first save of the season.


Oregon State 4, Wichita State 3, at Henderson, Nev.

Oregon State 11, UC Davis 2, at Henderson, Nev.

The Beavers’ offense appeared in midseason form Saturday whey they combined for 27 hits in two victories.

Natalie Hampton hit two home runs to lead Oregon State to the win over the Shockers. Hampton hit a two-run homer to make 2-0 in the first inning and she hit a solo homer in the third inning to make it 3-0.

The Beavers also received two hits each from McKenna Arriola and Lovie Lopez.

Freshman right-hander Meehra Nelson improved to 5-0 with a nine-strikeout performance in Oregon State’s win over Wichita State.

Senior right-hander Bev Miller took a no-hitter into the sixth inning in the second game against UC Davis before giving up a two-out single to Meghan Bradbury.

Miller (3-1) finished with eight strikeouts in the complete-game seven-inning victory.

Lopez went 4 for 4 with three RBIs and four runs scored, Hampton went 3 for 4 with four RBIs and Jessica Garcia went 3 for 4 with four runs scored to highlight Oregon State’s offense.

Louisiana-Lafayette 5, Oregon 4, at Lafayette, La.

Oregon 8, Central Arkansas 0, at Lafayette, La.

Oregon’s comeback attempt fell short in a loss to the host Cajuns to open the day and the Ducks bounced back to close the day with a shutout victory.

Louisiana-Lafayette scored a run in the first inning, three in the second and one in the third to take a 5-1 lead. But Oregon responded with two runs in the bottom of the third and one in the fifth to cut its deficit to 5-4.

Nikki Udria went 2 for 3 with a home run for the Ducks in the defeat.

In the second game of the day, Geri Ann Glasco pitched a one-hitter to lead Oregon to victory. Glasco had a no-hitter through five innings before giving up her only hit in the sixth.

Udria, Lauren Lindvall and Jenna Lilley had two hits each in the shutout win. Janelle Lindvall hit a home run and had three RBIs for the Ducks.

Nevada 4, Portland State 2, at Las Vegas, Nev.

San Jose State 8, Portland State 0, at Las Vegas, Nev.

The Vikings’ early-season struggles continued Saturday with two more losses at the DeMarini Desert Classic in Las Vegas.

Portland State fell to 0-9 and will look to record its first win of the season when it plays host UNLV at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Alex Flores, a Liberty High graduate from Hillsboro, hit a home run over the center-field fence to highlight the Vikings’ loss to Nevada in the first game of the day.

But Portland State’s offense wasn’t able to generate a run in the second game of the day against San Jose State. It was the fourth shutout loss of the season for the Vikings.