FRIDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Blazers, Winterhawks win away games/Crane, Wise make PGA Tour cut at Honda Classic


• Portland State's Donte Robinson out-kicked Sacramento State's Max Jette in the final event of the heptathlon, the 1,000 meters, to win the multi-eventer at the Big Sky championships in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Robinson's first Big Sky title made hi the first Viking men's heptathlon converence winner since All-American Nick Trubachik in 2010.

Robinson totaled 5,248 points, a personal best by 18.

The two were tied at 4,500 going into the 1,000. Robinson finished in 2:51.65, with Jette 3 1/2 seconds behind for a total of 5,213 points.

• University of Oregon women won two conference titles on the opening day of the MPSF Indoor Championships at Seattle.

Rhesa Foster captured the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 6 1/4 inches, and Cardama Baez, a transfer from Florida State, claimed the 5,000 meters in a personal-best 15 minutes, 55 seconds.


OREGON 4, Baylor 3

The Ducks, ranked 17th in NCAA Division I, edged the visiting Bears at the Student Tennis Center.

Freshman Julia Lillen's match at No. 5 singles made the difference in the end. She won it 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, improving to 7-2, including 4-0 in three-setters.

Oregon is 7-3 this season.


Portland 100, UTAH 81

• The Blazers looked sharp in their first game since the All-Star break.

CJ McCollum (26 points) and Damian Lillard (24) led Portland (33-26).

Utah fell to 30-29.


Portland 2, VICTORIA 1

• The Hawks bounced back from a Wednesday home loss to Kelowna with a solid performance in British Coumbia.

Shane Farkas stopped 29 of 30 Victoria shots, and Alex Overhardt and Kieffer Bellows scored for Portland in the second period.

Victoria, taking advantage of an interference penalty against Keoni Texeira of the Winterhawks, scored with 1:50 remaining. Noah Gregor got the goal.

Portland improved to 36-20-1-3 (76 points), while the Royals slipped to 35-22-3-2 (75).


Former Beaverton High and Oregon Ducks golfer Ben Crane slipped 31 spots into a tie for 39th in the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Crane shot a 5-over-par 75 at PGA National, leaving him at 3-over 143 at the midway point.

Another ex-Duck, Aaron Wise, fired a 69 to move up to a tie for 59th at 145, just making the cut.

Through two rounds, the leaders are Luke List and Jamie Lovemark at 2-under 137. Tiger Woods shot 71 on Friday and was in a tie for 14th at 141.

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