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PDX Sports Saturday

by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - The Rose City Rollers have four bouts Saturday night vs. teams from Seattle's Rat City Rollers at Memorial Coliseum.Saturday, Dec. 7

Blazers

Dallas plays at Portland, 7 p.m. (KGW 8).

The Blazers beat visiting Utah 130-98 on Friday night, improving to 17-3, one game ahead of San Antonio atop the NBA Western Conference.

Dallas, which was off Friday, is 12-8 overall, 5-6 on the road.

The Mavericks have won their last two games, over Charlotte and New Orleans. Guard Monta Ellis is averaging 21.6 points per game, forward Dirk Nowitzki has 20.9 points per game, and forward Shawn Marion is at 11.6 points and 7.3 rebounds.

Prep football

The Class 6A championship game pits Central Catholic against Jesuit at Jeld-Wen Field, 1 p.m. (Root Sports).

Winterhawks

Portland’s second of three games in three nights is at Red Deer, 6 p.m. PT.

The Hawks are coming off a 5-4 shootout loss at Edmonton, which beat Portland in the 2012 WHL finals and lost 4-3 to Portland in the 2013 league championship series.

Portland is 21-5-2-2 and leads the Western Hockey League with 46 points.

Red Deer is 14-14-0-2 (30 points) and is ninth in the Eastern Conference.

College women's soccer

Concordia University plays for its first NAIA championship at 3 p.m. PT Saturday at Orange Beach, Ala. The No. 1-ranked Cavaliers will take on No. 5 Westmont of Santa Barbara, Calif.

The Cavs are in the final for the fourth time in 10 years; they lost in 2004, 2008 and 2011.

Concordia (21-1-1, No. 1 in the national poll) beat third-ranked Lindsey Wilson of Columbia, Ky., 2-1 in overtime in Friday's semifinals.

College volleyball

The University of Oregon, No. 25, takes on host Nebraska, No. 8, in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Nebraska is host of the match.

Both teams won their first-round matches 3-0 on Friday. Oregon defeated Miami (Fla.), and Nebraska topped Fairfield.

Cross-country

The annual Nike Cross Nationals is at Portland Meadows. The girls race starts at 10 a.m., and the boys run at 11:30 a.m.

Central Catholic's state champion boys runners and Grant star Ella Donaghu, the Class 6A two-time girls champ, are among those in the select field.

College men’s basketball

The one meeting between the city’s Division I teams has Portland at Portland State, 7 p.m.

In the Cascade Collegiate Conference, 13th-ranked (NAIA) Concordia visits OIT, 7:30 p.m., and Warner Pacific plays at Southern Oregon, 7:30 p.m.

College women’s basketball

Warner Pacific is at SOU, 5:30 p.m.

Concordia plays at OIT, 5:30 p.m.

Boys basketball

Roosevelt plays De La Salle North Catholic, 1:45 p.m, at Warner Pacific College.

Wilson plays at North Medford, 3 p.m.

Lincoln (Tacoma, Wash.) is at Benson, 5 p.m.

Madison is at Columbia Christian, 7 p.m.

Girls basketball

St. Mary’s takes on Gonzaga Prep in the Fitz tournament in Washington.

Central Catholic concludes play in the Southridge tourney.

At 5:15 p.m., Roosevelt takes on De La Salle North Catholic at Warner Pacific.

Franklin wraps up play in the Sandy tournament.

Roller derby

Portland's Rose City Rollers and Seattle's Rat City Roller Girls get together at Memorial Coliseum for four 30-minute bouts. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the action starts at 6 p.m.

Both are celebrating their 10th anniversary as leagues.

Bout one has the RCR Heartless Heathers vs. Throttle Rockets. Bout two features RCR's Break Neck Betties vs. Derby Liberation Front. In bout three, Guns N Rollers of RCR will take on Sockit Wenches. The final bout has RCR's High Rollers against Gave Danger.

Visit rosecityrollers.com for information.