TUESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Manuel to transfer from Oregon State men's basketball


• Portland State junior Tara Finigan won the Bobcat Desert Invitational in Goodyear, Arizona, and the Vikings placed second behind Grand Canyon.

Finigan carded a final-round 70, 2-under-par, for a one-shot victory over Alexis Linam of Grand Canyon (73) and Hannah Facchini of UC Riverside (69).

Finigan had a 54-hole total of 3-under 213. She birdied her 12th and 13th holes and parred in to overtake Linam.

PSU 's 878 total, 14-over, was seven behind Grand Canyon and 13 better than third-place UC Riverside in the 16-team field at Estrella Golf Club.

Finigan has won three tournaments this season.

Teammate Windy Huang, a freshman, and Jasmine Cabajar, a sophomore, tied for seventh out of 85 players. Cabajar closed with a 74, and Huang shot 76 for her season-best three-round score (221).

The Big Sky championships are next for Portland State. They are April 20-22 at Boulder Creek (Nevada) Golf Club.

• Led by freshman Alexis Phadungmartvorakul, Oregon tied for 10th in the Silverado Showdown at Napa, California.

Oregon finished 27-over as a team. Eighth-ranked USC won at 5-under.

Phadungmartvorakul shot par 72 on Tuesday and tied for 12th at 1-over 217, posting her second top-20 finish and finishing two strokes ahead of UO junior Kathleen Scavo (75).

The Ducks will tee it up in the Pac-12 Championships April 23-25 at Seattle.

• Concordia placed 10th out of 20 teams in the Mustang Invitational at Goodyear, Arizona.

The Cavaliers' Cammie Decker and Caitlyn Villatora tied for 23rd at 4-over 148 for 36 holes.

Dallas Baptist, ranked 12th in NCAA Division II, was first at 564, led by medalist Evelyn Arguelles (140). Concordia had a 606 total.

Next for the Cavs is the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships at Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) Resort, April 23-24.


• Lewis & Clark sophomore Morgan Taylor's PR of 3,897 points, fifth all-time at L&C, gave her 10th place in the heptathlon at the Northwest Conference Multi Event Championships in Spokane, Washington.

Decathlete Noah Avery of the Pioneers, who was seventh after Monday's five events, withdrew before the start of competition on Tuesday.

Annie Wright of George Fox won the heptathlon with 4,959 points.

The Bruins also had the decathlon champion, as Alex Canchola totaled 6,510 points.


• Oregon State's roster load has been lightened again with the departure of sophomore guard Kendal Manuel. A press release from OSU said the school and Manuel "mutually agreed" that he can transfer before next season. Manuel averaged 2.6 points in 10.7 minutes of 29 games in 2017-18.


Everett 6, PORTLAND 2

• The Hawks trailed throughout Game 3 of the Western Hockey League Western Conference semifinals at Memorial Coliseum and fell behind 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.


Seattle 8, KANSAS CITY 3

• Maybe Felix Hernandez does have something left in the tank.

Hernandez held the Royals to three runs in 5 2/3 innings and got enough support to win on the road Tuesday.

He allowed six hits and struck out three.

Jean Segura led the M's with three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Seattle improved to 5-4, while KC fell to 3-6.

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