Portland Christian makes 2A finals

•Â With two touchdowns in the closing 3:39, the Portland Christian Royals snapped a 13-13 tie and beat Lost River 25-13 Saturday at Cottage Grove High, earning a berth in the state championship game next week.

Portland Christian (12-1) will face Oakland (10-2), a 34-28 winner Saturday over Central Linn in the other semifinal, also played at Cottage Grove.

Lost River's season ended at 10-3.

Seven Mumford passed for two touchdowns and ran for another in the semifinal game, and he was in on the tie-breaking and clinching scores. His 9-yard TD toss to brother/wide receiver Nathan Mumford gave Portland Christian a 19-13 lead at the 3:29 mark of the fourth quarter. With 1:23 remaining, Steven Mumford ran 31 yards for the game's final score.

Steven Mumford also threw for the game's first TD, pitching a 30-yard pass from Ty Zimmerman.

Lost River evened the score at 7-7 earlier in the second quarter.

Anthony White's 2-yard run midway through the third quarter gave the Royals a 13-7 lead, but the Raiders rallied again, and tied the game at 13-13 with 10;42 left.

Portland Christian finished with an edge in total offense, 354 yards to 226, and first downs, 18-11.

Each team lost four fumbles as rain fell intermittently.

Steven Mumford was 12 of 27 through the air for 182 yards, with no interceptions.

White led Portland Christian rushers with 49 yards on five carries. Chris Debusman added 45 yards on 12 attempts.

Curtis Farmer had five receptions for the Royals, for 43 yards. Nathan Mumford caught four passes for 74 yards, and Zimmerman hauled in three balls for 65 yards.

Dryden Rachinski recovered three fumbles for the Royals.

PSU women down Butler

•Â The Portland State women's basketball team bounced back from its first loss to beat Butler 71-58 Saturday at the Saint Mary's Hilton Concord Thanksgiving Classic at Moraga, Calif.

The Vikings, who fell 68-59 Friday in the tourney to Chattanooga, got a career-high 21 rebounds and nine rebounds from Angela Misa, a 6-1 redshirt freshman transfer from Oregon State.

PSU improved to 4-1 and will play host to Portland at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.

Butler fell to 4-2.

For the Viks, sophomore guard Allison Greene had a career-high 19 points, going 7 for 7 at the free-throw line; Allie Brock scored a season-high 12 points; Kate Lanz contributed 13 points, and Mikaela Rivard had 11.

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