UP men earn NCAA cross-country invite; Concordia reaches CCC volleyball title game


Portland 91, WASHINGTON 77

The Pilots beat the Huskies at Seattle's Alaska Airlines Arena on Friday afternoon, behind Cassandra Brown's 28 points and 12 rebounds.

Brown, a 6-2 redshirt junior from Vernon, British Columbia, made 6 of 9 shots from 3-point range for her first career double-double.

UP was 10 of 15 from beyond the arc in improving to 2-1.BROWN

Washington fell to 0-2.

Portland junior guard Kari Luttinen, 5-10 and from Seattle Prep, scored 19 points, going 3 of 6 from long distance. Amy Pupa (15 points) and Alexis Byrd (14) added to the double-figure scoring for the Pilots, who led 19-6 and then 39-33 at the half and used a 19-9 second-half run to break a 53-53 tie.

The Pilots play at Montana at 6 p.m. Monday.

OREGON STATE 102, Sacramento State 82

OSU improved to 3-0 with the win Friday afternoon at home. Sac State dropped to 2-1.

The Beavers led 57-41 at the half and shot 53.6 percent for the game. They also held the Hornets to 32.5 percent from the field.

Oregon State 6-6 sophomore center Ruth Hamblin had a game-high 18 points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes. OSU forward Deven Hunter, a 6-5 sophomore from McNary High, had 15 points and seven rebounds. Off the bench, OSU's Breanna Brown, a 6-3 freshman from Oakland, Calif., grabbed 11 rebounds in 14 minutes, while Kolbie Orum, a 6-3 frosh forward from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, had 16 points and eight rebounds in 17 minutes.


Saint Mary's 2, PORTLAND 1 (OT)

Bobby Conner had both goals for the Gaels, with the winning shot coming in the 93rd minute at Merlo Field on Friday night.

UP freshman Matthew Coffee, a midfielder from Sandy, Utah, evened the score at 1-1 with his first career goal. It came in the ninth minute, six minutes after Conner's first of two header goals.

Portland dropped to 8-11-0 overall and 3-8-0 in the West Coast Conference going into its season finale at home against San Francisco, 1 p.m. Sunday.


UO freshman Edward Cheserek's third individual victory led the Ducks to second place and an automatic berth in the NCAA championships.

The Oregon women, defending national champs, got an at-large invite to the NCAA meet after they took third in the regional at Sacramento on Friday morning.

Sixth-ranked Stanford won the men's regional title with 53 points. No. 4 Oregon had 64 points, and No. 10 Portland was third with 92, also claiming an at-large spot in the national championships field for Nov. 23 at Terra Haute, Ind. Boise State was the fourth men's team at the regional, with 117 points.

Cheserek, the Pac-12 champion from Kenya and New Jersey preps, won in 29:35. Teammate Parker Stinson was fifth in 29:51. Mac Fleet of the Ducks was 13th in 29:58.

Portland's top finisher at the regional was Scott Fauble, who took fourth in 29:49. David Perry was 15th in 29:59, Charlie McDonald 16th in 30:04, Danny Martinez 23rd in 30:22 and Ryan Poland 36th in 30:38.


Cavaliers earn shot at CCC crown

Concordia topped 25th-ranked Eastern Oregon 3-2 in Friday's Cascade Collegiate Conference semifinals at Caldwell-Idaho.

The Cavaliers (23-6) will play No. 22 College of Idaho, the host team, in the 3 p.m. Saturday CCC tourney title match, with a berth in the NAIA championships on the line.

C of I defeated Southern Oregon 3-0 in Friday's other semifinal.

• The Oregon Ducks put together a solid performance Friday night in sweeping No. 20 Cal 3-0 at Matthew Knight Arena.

Five Ducks, including Liz Brenner (match-high 18 kills) and Martenne Bettendorf (eight kills), contributed to the .243 hitting as Oregon improved to 15-11, 8-8 Pac-12 and improved its chances of landing an NCAA tourney spot.

Cal slipped to 17-8, 10-6.

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