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Warner Pacific advances to CCC finale; Pressley scores 37 in UP loss; OSU, UO, PSU softball sweep Saturday games; Ducks suffer first baseball loss

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Warner Pacific 97, Southern Oregon 80, at Ashland

The Knights avenged two close regular-season losses in routing the Raiders on their home floor, advancing to the Cascade Collegiate Conference title game against Northwest Christian, Tuesday in Eugene.

De'Jon Bowman scored 26 points on 11-of-13 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds. Taylor Young had 22 points and seven assists. Earl Jones had 15 points and seven assists.

The Knights went 22 of 35 (.629) from the field in the second half and finished at .577, and had a 22-7 advantage on second chance points.

The Knights, who have won nine consecutive games, improved to 23-8, and they split two regular-season games against Northwest Christian. They stand a pretty good chance of getting into the NAIA Division II tournament, even with a loss Tuesday.

Southern Oregon (24-8) still has a shot at an at-large berth.

San Diego 85, Portland 76, at San Diego, Calif.

Bryce Pressley exploded for 37 points, but Duda Sanadze countered with 38 points as the Toreros beat the Pilots in the West Coast Conference regular-season finales for both teams.

The Pilots (12-19, 6-12 WCC) enter the WCC tournament in Las Vegas as the No. 7 and will play the No. 2 team, either Gonzaga or Saint Mary's, at 9 p.m. next Saturday.

Sanadze had 29 points at Portland earlier in the season.

Pressley went 12-for-19 from the field, hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and 9 of 11 free throws. Alec Wintering had 17 points, making 13 of 15 free throws and only 2 of 13 shots from the floor as he battled flu-like symptoms.

The Pilots shot only 35 percent from the field, but hit 32 of 39 free throws.

The Toreros improved to 9-20 and 4-14.

Portland State 89, Northern Colorado 86, at Greeley, Colo.

Calaen Robinson hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left to give the Vikings the win, after PSU blew a big lead as the Viks had done last year in losing last year at Northern Colorado.

The Vikings led 77-63 with about eight minutes to go, but the Bears used a 20-5 run to lead 83-82 with three minutes left.

On the game-winning play, Donivine Stewart drove to the basket and made a kick-out pass to Robinson, who calmly drained the shot.

The win ended a five-game road losing streak for PSU (10-17, 6-10 Big Sky Conference).

Cameron Forte led PSU with 17 points. Robinson scored 14 points off the bench and Stewart and De'Sean Parsons 13 points each.

Anthony Johnson had 30 points for Northern Colorado (9-19, 9-10).

Montana State-Billings 86, Concordia 85, at Billings, Mont.

Marc Matthews scored on a layup with 12 seconds left as the home team beat the Cavaliers, who concluded their inaugural NCAA Division II season at 7-20 overall and 5-15 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Montana State-Billings finished 11-17 and 8-12.

Latrell Wilson led Concordia with 24 points, Drew Martin added 20, Davis Nuaimi 13 and Riley Hawken 11. Jordan Perry had 20 points for Montana State-Billings.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

San Diego 77, Portland, 67, at Chiles Center

The regular season ended for the Pilots, who shot well (.473, 6 of 15 3-pointers, 9-for-9 free throws) but couldn't stop the Toreros.

San Diego (23-6, 13-5 West Coast Conference) went 18 of 23 from the free-throw line. Maya Hood had 24 points and 10 rebounds. Sydney Williams added 19 points and Malina Hood 15 points. The Pilots had 15 turnovers, leading to 19 USD points.

Darian Slaga had 19 points for Portland, (3-26, 1-17) hitting three 3-pointers. Kaylie Van Loo added 16 points.

Northern Colorado 70, Portland State 59, at Stott Center

The Vikings had 22 turnovers and shot .407 and went 8 of 17 at the free-throw line.

Kyleigh Hiser had 21 points for Northern Colorado (12-14, 7-9 Big Sky Conference).

Ashley Torres led PSU (3-24, 1-15) with 14 points.

Saint Martin's 65, Concordia 50, at Cavalier Court

The Cavaliers finished 6-22 overall in their first NCAA Division II season, and 4-16 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Keesha Sarman had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavs. Megan Wiedeman had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Saint Martin's. (7-20, 5-15).

SOFTBALL

Oregon State 9, Bethune-Cookman 0, at Cathedral City, Calif.

Bev Miller allowed two hits in the five-inning game, and the Beavers had 11 hits in the Mary Nutter Classic game. McKenna Arriola had three hits and Mikela Manewa and Kayleen Shafer hit home runs.

Miller has a 5-1 record.

Oregon State 10, New Mexico State 2, at Cathedral, Calif.

In their second game Saturday, the Beavers (14-2) pounded out 14 hits. Shafer hit another home run among her three hits.

Natalie Hampton had two hits and three RBIs. Three other players had two hits, including Shelby Weeks, who drove in two runs.

Meehra Nelson allowed four hits and two runs and struck out seven in seven innings to move to 9-1.

New Mexico State fell to 10-5.

Oregon 9, Fresno State 0, at Cathedral City, Calif.

In their first Mary Nutter Classic game Saturday, the Ducks banged out 10 hits, including three by Lauren Lindvall, who hit a two-run home run to end the game in five innings. It was a good win against the Bulldogs (11-2), a nationally ranked opponent.

Cheridan Hawkins struck out 12 and allowed only two hits in five innings.

Oregon 8, Missouri 7, at Cathedral City, Calif.

In their second game, the Ducks (11-4) rallied from 7-0 down against the nationally ranked Tigers.

Gwen Svekis drove in Hailey Decker with a single for the winning run in the eighth inning.

Missouri (8-2) scored six runs in the first two innings, and then added another run in the fourth inning. But Missouri pitcher Paige Lowary was hurt after being hit by the ball on a single by Nikki Udria. She stayed in the game, but the Ducks rallied. Decker had an RBI double. Lauren Lindvall added a two-run single.

The Ducks would draw within 7-6, and tie it with a run in the fifth inning.

Hawkins held the Tigers hitless in the final three innings.

Portland State 8, Utah Valley 7, at Honolulu

The Vikings beat Utah Valley for a second time in the Hawaii Invitational, as Brianna Celaya had a two-run single among her three hits.

The Vikings had 10 hits.

Utah Valley hit two home runs, but Meaghan Hendrix and Kristen Crawford survived on the mound. Crawford gave up a couple runs in the bottom of the seventh inning but got the final out.

Portland State 1, Hawaii 0, at Honolulu

In their second game, the Viks (3-11) won a close one as Alyssa Burk had a no-hitter through 4 2/3 innings and threw a two-hitter, striking out 10 and walking one.

Kortney Craker hit a solo homer for the game's only run. Hawaii fell to 8-7.

BASEBALL

Oregon State 9, Kansas 3, at Surprise, Ariz.

With OSU trailing 2-1, Billy King's pinch-hit 3-run homer in the eighth inning gave the Beavers (6-1) the lead, and they pulled away against the Jayhawks (2-3).

King later added an RBI single.

Trever Morrison and Nick Madrigal added two hits and two runs scored each.

Travis Eckert started and pitched six innings, giving up seven hits and two runs. Bryce Fehmel picked up the win in relief.

Oakland 4, Portland 0, at Joe Etzel Field

Jake Lee allowed two hits and no runs in five innings of work as Oakland (2-4) beat the Pilots (4-2).

Oakland scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to extend its lead.

Brady Kerr had two hits and Cooper Hummel and Matt Kelly each had doubles for Portland. Davis Tominaga took the loss, allowing seven hits and four runs, while striking out five and walking none in seven innings.

Illinois State 3, Oregon 2, at PK Park

Steve Heilenbach gave up four hits and two runs in 8 1/3 innings pitched, and the Ducks (5-1) gave up two runs in the top of the ninth inning to suffer their first loss.

Ilinois State (2-4) broke a 1-1 tie in the ninth on Jared Hendren's two-run single.

Phil Craig-St. Louis hit a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, but the Ducks couldn't get the equalizing run.

WRESTLING

At Tempe, Ariz., Oregon State captured its fifth consecutive Pac-12 Conference title, outlasting Arizona State in points, 118 to 113.

Heavyweight Amarveer Dhesi was the Beavers' lone champion, winning by falls in his quarterfinal and semifinal matches and then beating Nathan Butler of Stanford 19-5 for the title.

Dhesi, Ronnie Bresser (125), Joey Delgado (149), Seth Thomas (165) and Corey Griego (184) earned automatic berths to the NCAA meet, March 17-19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

TRACK AND FIELD

At Bozeman, Mont., ChaQuinn Cook added a second Big Sky Conference first-place finish at the conference indoor meet, winning the women's triple jump in 40 feet, 1 1/2 inches. Spenser Schmidt won the men's long jump (24-7).

SWIMMING

In the Pac-12 meet at Federal Way, Wash., Oregon State's Sammy Harrison finished second in the women's 1,650-yard freestyle in 16 minutes 6.13 seconds (behind USC's Elizabeth Stinson, 15:59.3).

Harrison earlier finished third in the 500 freestyle.