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FRIDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Oregon State struggles in loss at Stanford; Oregon, OSU softball both open season with two victories


Oregon 105, CALIFORNIA 82

The No. 3 Ducks took a two-game lead in the Pac-12 race, improving to 11-0 (22-1 overall).

Cal dropped to 5-6, 14-8.

Satou Sabally (31 points, nine rebounds) and Sabrina Ionescu (27 points, five rebounds, four assists) led the Ducks, who scored 61 second-half points. Both were 10 of 15 from the field.

The Ducks led 44-36 at the half, after taking the first quarter 26-17.

A 16-5 run late in the third quarter helped Oregon open up a 71-54 advantage.

UO finished at 60.3 percent from the field, making 14 of 23 (60.9 percent) from 3-point distance.

Cal shot 44.9 percent, with a 13-for-29 (44.8 percent) rate from behind the 3-point line.

STANFORD 61, Oregon State 44

The seventh-ranked Beavers struggled to score as they lost at No. 11 Stanford.

For OSU, guard Destiny Slocum (game-high 23 points) carried the load on offense. But the rest of the team was only 8 of 35 on field-goal attempts.

The Cardinal led 12-8 after one quarter, then stretched its advantage to 36-20 by halftime, with the Beavers shooting 25.0 percent from the field to Stanford's 40 percent.

The Cardinal went into the fourth quarter in command, up 50-29.

For the game, Oregon State fired at a 28.6-percent clip from the floor, going 4 of 21 from 3-point range.

Stanford blocked seven shots.

Slocum had eight rebounds but no assists. Mikayla Pivec had 10 rebounds and six points for Oregon State.

OSU fell to 9-2 in the Pac-12 and 19-4 overall, while Stanford climbed to 9-2, 19-3.

Puget Sound 83, LEWIS & CLARK 56

Visiting Puget Sound built a 43-26 halftime lead en route to the win.

Delsie Johnson led Lewis & Clark with 17 points.

The Pioneers slipped to 2-20 overall and 1-12 in the Northwest Conference, while the Loggers went to 17-4, 10-3.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO 71, Multnomah 55

A 22-12 second quarter made most of the difference as C of I won at home.

Alaygza Portis scored a season-high 18 points for Multnomah.

The Yotes climbed to 9-8 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference and 13-12 overall.

The Lions dropped to 6-11 CCC, 10-15.

EASTERN OREGON 83, Warner Pacific 61

EOU led all the way and outscored WPU 14-0 in second-chance points and 16-4 on fast-breaks.

Bailey Allen had 11 points for Warner Pacific, and Payton Whitmore added 10.

The Knights are 9-8 in the CCC and 13-11 overall.

The NAIA Division II ninth-ranked Mountaineers improved to 17-0, 23-2, making 12 of 25 3-point shots in clinching at least a share of their third consecutive league crown


Puget Sound 97, LEWIS & CLARK 85

The Loggers' Stellan Roberts, from Cleveland High, had 23 points at Pamplin Sports Center. He was 9 of 14 from the field and had four assists.

Zeke Crawford let Lewis & Clark with 18 points, going 9 of 13 from the field. Matt Brown (7 of 13) added 17 points, Ryan Cibull 13 and Mak Hutson 11.

UPS improved to 11-11 overall and 7-6 in Northwest Conference play.

L&C is 7-15, 3-10.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO 108, Multnomah 93

Fourth-ranked NAIA Division II C of I improved to 13-2 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference and 24-3 for the season, and clinched a league tournament quarterfinal home game on Feb. 20.

The Yotes have matched their 1995-96 D-II championship team for the best start in program history.

MU fell to 4-11 CCC, 13-14 overall, despite a 31-point effort by Zach Richardson (7 of 16 on 3-poitners) and 28 points from Brett Blackstock (5 of 9 from beyond the arc). Multnomah's leading scorer, Justin Martin, did not play.

EASTERN OREGON 77, Warner Pacific 74

The visiting Knights suffered another tough loss, coughing up an 18-point, early-second half lead at La Grande, with sophomore Jordan May sinking a 3 at the buzzer for the Eastern Oregon win.

Collin Malcolm paced WPU with 29 points, a game high, and had a team-best 11 rebounds.

Eastern Oregon improved to 9-6 in the CCC and 14-12 overall.

Warner Pacific is 5-10, 13-12.


At Tempe, Arizona

Oregon 14, Kansas 5

Oregon 12, Cal State Northridge 5

The Ducks, despite the loss of nine players during the offseason and after coach Mike White moved on to Texas, bombed the Jayhawks in their season opener and then overcame the Matadors at the Kajikawa Classic.

Oregon had 13 hits in each game.

Cherish Burks' two-RBI single scored Oregon's first runs of the season in the top of a three-hit first inning against Kansas. And freshman Hannah Galey from Scappoose had a spectacular debut, playing first base and smashing two home runs in a 3-for-5, five-RBI performance.

Starter Jordan Dail got the win, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up five runs on four hits and two walks, with 10 strikeouts.

Cal State Northridge led Oregon 2-0, but the Ducks got three runs in the third to claim the lead. The Matadors, picked to finish fifth in the Big West Conference, came back with three runs in the bottom of the third, taking a 5-3 lead.

Oregon, which beat Cal State Northridge 15-8 last season, went up 12-5 in the fourth, with Rachel Cid hitting a two-run homer.

Starter Maddie MacGrandle, who gave up five runs in a three-inning stint, picked up the win.

Oregon State 8, Cal State Northridge 0

OSU 4, Weber State 3

The Beavers outhit the Matadors 11-3 to win their opener by shutout, then held off Weber State.

OSU's first runs of the season came on Frankie Hammoude's two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning. Missy Nunes made the score 4-0 with a two-run HR in the third.

Mariah Mazon tossed a three-hitter with one walk and seven strikeouts versus Northridge.

In the Weber State game, Nines homered again, as did freshman Bailey McLaughlin, and reliever Meehra Nelson struck out 11 over five innings for the win.

Weber State scored once in the sixth and seventh, and had the tying run at second with one out before back-to-back strikeouts by Nelson saved the day's sweep for OSU.

At San Diego, California

UC Riverside 9, Portland State 8

SAN DIEGO 3, Portland State 2

The Vikings suffered two tough losses to open their season.

PSU tied the score against UC Riverside with a run in the top of the sixth before falling in its season opener.

The Vikings led in hits 13-11, with Riley Casper going 3 for 4 and Jessica Flanagan, Kaela Morrow, Rachel Menlove and Alexxis Ponce each getting two hits.

In the nightcap, PSU took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth with RBI hits from Darian Lindsey (single) and Morrow (triple). The Toreros, coming off a 10-1 loss to Marshall earlier in the day, got a run in the bottom of the fifth and sixth to pull even. They won in the seventh with a leadoff double and two-out single.

Each team finished with seven hits and one error; PSU left eight runners on base to USD's three.

Katie Schroeder took the loss, allowing two earned runs and no walks, with three strikeouts.


Concordia at SAN FRANCISCO STATE, suspended

SF State had a 4-3 lead when the nine-inning game was suspended in the top of the fourth due to inclement weather. It will resume at 10 a.m. Saturday.


The Pioneers were outhit 12-9 in dropping their season opener. L&C scored four runs in the ninth inning. Leadoff man Matt Donovan was 3 for 6 with two doubles and two RBIs.


Oregon State 196.350, ARIZONA 195.475

The 11th-ranked Beavers knocked off the No. 25 Wildcats in Tucson, Arizona. OSU is 5-2, Arizona 3-5.


Portland has signed center back/midfielder Noah Beck of Peoria, Arizona. He has played for the Real Salt Lake Development Academy the past two years.


Oregon had two school records — Jessica Hull's 8:53.91 in the indoor 3,000 meters and Cravon Gillespie in the men's 200 (20.80, converted from 20.73/altitude). Hull's mark came in the Husky Classic at Seattle; Gillespie ran in the Don Kirby Invitational at Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Oregon's Edwin Yi was tied for second after two rounds of the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Yi shot a 7-under-par 65, tying his career low, at the Kings' Course and was one behind Cole Hammer of Texas, who shot 64 for a 131 total. UO teammate Sam Foust was tied for fourth at 11-under after a 67.

Oregon was tied for fourth at 24-under 552, 12 behind the leaders, No. 1-ranked Oklahoma State.

Trevor Yu (71) was the leading Oregon State golfer, tied for 20th at 4-under 140. The Beavers were ninth out of 18 teams at 12-under 564.


PORTLAND STATE 6, George Fox 1

The Vikings improved to 4-1. PSU's Matteo Fortini, a sophomore from Correggio, Italy, fought off Will Leach, a sophomore from Lincoln High, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in the No. 1 singles match.

OREGON 4, Boise State 0

Oregon senior Thomas Laurent, ranked third in the nation, won 6-0, 6-2 to help the Ducks raise their record to 7-1 and drop the Broncos to 3-2.

Lewis & Clark at SOUTHWESTERN (Texas), ppd., rain


Portland 6, Seattle 1

The Pilots improved to 2-2 with the win at Edgewood, Washington. Jelena Lukic of UP won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles.

Oregon 5, Illinois-Chicago 2

The Ducks lost the doubles point but won the last five singles matches to raise their record to 4-2. No. 1 Shweta Sangway won 6-4, 6-1.

Lewis & Clark at SOUTHWESTERN (Texas), ppd. rain


Former Oregon Ducks standout Wyndham Clark's 2-under-par 69 at Pebble Beach lifted him 49 spots into a tie for 62nd midway through the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. His 36-hole total of 2-under 142 was eight behind five co-leaders: Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth (through 16 holes Friday when play was suspended by rain), Paul Casey, Scott Langley and Lucas Glover.

Another ex-Duck, Ben Crane, ballooned to an 8-over 80 at Pebble Beach to fall to 6-over 150 and into a tie for 142nd.


Rookie Norman Xiong from the University of Oregon missed the cut in the Panama Championship at Panama City, Panama. He shot a 7-over 77 in the second round for a 9-over 149 total. It took 143 or better to advance.

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