Defense shines at PSU Spring Game
• Portland State's defense led the way in the Spring Game at Stott Community Field.
Quarterbacks Davis Alexander and Jalani Eason each had a touchdown pass, but the defense stopped the offense on eight of 11 drives.
Graycen Kennedy kicked a 32-yard field goal at the end of the first drive, which began with Alexander hitting Mataio Talalemotu for 49 yards.
The Vikings wound up with 282 yards on 50 plays.
The defense didn't get a turnover, but had three three-and-outs, along with two sacks and two fourth-down stops.
Alexander connected with Easton Trakel for a 40-yard TD, and Eason hit Beau Kelly from 17 yards for the other score.
Trakel and Talalemoto each had three catches, and Antwone Williams ran five times for 35 yards to lead the rushers.
• Oregon State sophomore Conor Blount passed for two touchdowns in the Spring Game at Reser Stadium in his competition with senior Jake Luton and transfer Jack Colletto.
COLLEGE MEN'S BASKEBALL
• Portland State is losing assistant coach Kahil Fennell to Louisville, where he will be part of the staff under new coach Chris Mack.
COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
• Oregon's Sabrina Southerland won the women's 1,500 meters in 4 minutes, 16.82 seconds in the OSU High Performance meet at Corvallis.
University of Portland runner Taryn Rawlings was second in 4:17.20.
Blake Haney of Oregon won the men's 1,500 in 3:42.68.
Concordia's Melissa Ausman won the women's discuss with a Whyte Track & Field Center-record throw of 178 feet, 6 inches.
Portland State freshman Ceil Dunleavy won the women's high jump at 5-5 3/4.
• At the Desert Heat Classic in Tucson, Arizona, Oregon's Alaysha Johnson set a facility record with a winning time of 12.75 in the 100 hurdles for women.
UO'x Braxton Canady won the men's 110 hurdles in a PR 13.79.
Former Grant High sprinter Julius Shellmire was on the men's 4x100 relay team that won in 39.05, which ranks No. 2 all-time at Oregon and in the top 10 this season collegiately.