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COLLEGE HOOPS: SOU men thwart Concordia; OSU women rally to stop Pilots

MEN'S BASKETBALL

• It was opening night for the Cascade Collegiate Conference, and Oregon Tech held off visiting Warner Pacific 68-65, while No. 13 Concordia got knocked off 79-65 at No. 3 Southern Oregon.

SOC outscored Concordia 45-33 in the second half as the Raiders improved to 10-1 and the Cavaliers fell to 7-2 in the battle of ranked NAIA Division II teams.

Cavs standout Adam Herman, 6-6, poured in 32 points, making 12 of 19 field-goal attempts, with five rebounds.

Eric Thompson led Southern Oregon with 26 points and 8 rebounds, and David Sturner added 15 points and 10 rebounds.

At Klamath Falls, Warner Pacific nearly pulled off a comeback against the Owls, but Ryan Parks' 3-point try in the final eight seconds rimmed out. Doug Thomas had 13 points, William Sharp 12 and Sean Gaines 11 for the visiting Knights, and Michael Hall added 9 points and 10 rebounds.

OIT improved to 6-5 overall with coach Danny Miles' 993rd career win.

Saturday's schedule has Warner at SOC, with Concordia at OIT.

• Oregon State's game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, which was scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed to 2 p.m. Sunday (Pac-12 Networks) because of inclement weather.

  • WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

    • Oregon State trailed 32-22 at the half, then surged to a 79-73 victory over the University of Portland at Chiles Center.

    The Beavers (5-2) and Pilots (4-3) were tied seven times, and the game had 11 lead changes.

    An 11-0 run at the start of the second half helped OSU rally and take a 63-53 lead with 8:18 to go.

    Portland reclaimed the lead with a 13-0 run to lead 66-63 with 5:03 remaining.

    Kari Luttinen, a junior guard from Seattle, led UP with 21 points. Cassandra Brown added 15 points.

    Guard Jamie Weisner had 22 points for Oregon State, and Devin Hunter's game-high nine rebounds helped the Beavers compile a 54-40 edge on the boards and an 18-9 advantage in second-chance points.

    The Pilots' next game is 2 p.m. Sunday at home against Boise State.

    The Beavers have a week off before playing host to Hawaii at 7 p.m., Dec. 13.

    • No. 24 Gonzaga cruised to a 96-47 win at home Friday night over Portland State.

    Senior forward Angela Misa had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Vikings, who had 13 points on 6-for-30 field-goal shooting in the first half and trailed by 40 points after 20 minutes.

    Junior transfer Ani Avanessian added a career-high 10 points. Senior guard Kate Lanz was held to two points on 0-for-4 shooting, with five turnovers in 22 minutes, as PSU committed a season-high 26 turnovers that led to 32 Zags points.

    PSU returns to action Saturday at Oregon. Tip is 2 p.m.

    • On the opening night of Cascade Collegiate Conference play, 19th-ranked Southern Oregon beat visiting Concordia 117-94 with their most points in 19 years, and Oregon Tech downed Warner Pacific 91-71.

    Concordia fell to 1-9 overall. Warner Pacific is 3-6.

    Jordan Wilcox led WP with 16 points.

    On Saturday, Concordia is scheduled to play at OIT, while Warner Pacific goes to SOU.