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COLLEGE HOOPS: Brock's 3s help PSU break through; Altman contract extended


Parks sinks 11 from long-range for Warner Pacific; Beavers win third straight

by: COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Allie Brock (right) leads Portland State over Corban on Tuesday, making 8 of 16 shots from the field and scoring a game-high 23 points.WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

• Portland State got its first win of the season on Tuesday, downing Corban 74-62 at Stott Center.

The Vikings (1-2) rode the career-high 23 points of senior forward Allie Brock. The former Southridge High standout, who was 1 of 11 all-time in college on 3-pointers, sank a career-high four in five attempts.

Her third consecutive double-digit scoring game boosted her season average to 17.7 points.

PSU coach Sherri Murrell also praised the Vikings defense, after the home team posted a 24-12 edge in points off turnovers, committing only 10 while forcing 16.

Sophomore guard Emily Easom added 13 points for the Viks, who were 8 of 13 from beyond the arc. Senior guard Kate Lanz had 11 points, and junior guard Lariel Powell scored 10.

The Salem-based Warriors, a member of the NAIA Cascade Collegiate Conference, fell to 2-4.

PSU leads the all-time series 4-0.

It was the middle game in a five-game homestand to start the season for the Vikings.

Next up for PSU are Ivy League opponents Princeton on Saturday (noon) and Columbia on Sunday (2 p.m.).


 University of Oregon has tacked on three additional years to the contract of coach Dana Altman. His deal now runs through the 2019-20 season.

Altman is 77-37 in three-plus seasons with the Ducks. His 2012-13 team won the Pac-12 tournament and reached the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.

• Warner Pacific College guard Ryan Parks set a school record with 11 3-point baskets in Tuesday night's 122-65 homecourt victory over Multnomah University.

Parks, a 6-1 junior from Las Vegas' Bishop Gorman High, had a career-high 33 points.

Marcus Moore, a 5-7 senior guard from Las Vegas and Mt. Hood CC, added 22 points for the Knights (4-6), the 12th-ranked NAIA Division II team that had lost its previous four games.

Warner Pacific shot 56.3 percent from the field, while Multnomah (3-8) hit 26.4 percent.

• Oregon State improved to 3-1 on Tuesday, defeating Southern Illinois Edwardsville Cougars (1-6) 101-81 at Gill Coliseum.

OSU has won three in a row going into Sunday's 1 pm. PT game at DePaul.

Devon Collier led the Beavers with 20 points and seven rebounds. Angus Brandt had 19 points and seven boards, and Roberto Nelson tied his career high of seven assists while getting 17 points and five rebounds.