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MEN'S COLLEGE HOOPS: Viks, Pilots lose; L&C, Cavs, Knights extend streaks

SUMMARY

Portland State and Portland lost conference outings on Saturday.

Concordia and Warner Pacific extended their winning streaks and are tied for second in the Cascade Collegiate Conference.

Lewis & Clark also is on a roll, winning its fifth in a row on Saturday to join Whitworth and Whitman in first place in the Northwest Conference.

  • RECAPS

    • Big Sky co-leader Northern Arizona ran away from visiting Portland State in the second half Saturday afternoon at Flagstaff's Walkup Skydome.

    NAU had a 29-4 second-half run, making 14 of its first 18 shots after intermission, to beat the Vikings 77-56.

    PSU fell to 2-4 in the conference, 7-8 overall.

    The Lumberjacks are 5-1 in league, 8-9 for the season. NAU and Northern Colorado are tied for first, with Weber State 4-1 and Montana State 4-2.

    The Vikings had won two in a row.

    Highlights individually for Portland State included a career-high 10 points in 17 minutes by reserve big man Brandon Cataldo and 13 points from guard Gary Winston.

    For NAU, 6-8 junior forward Max Jacobsen from Lake Oswego High made 8 of 11 from the field in scoring a game-high 19 points.

  • • Pepperdine outscored visiting Portland 46-31 in the second half Saturday night to win 76-65 in a West Coast Conference game.

    The Pilots fell to 3-4 in the WCC and 11-8 overall, while the Waves improved to 5-3, 12-8.

    UP guard Kevin Bailey led all scorers with 27 points. Ryan Nicholas added 14 points and seven rebounds.

    Portland had only seven turnovers, but the Waves outscored the Pilots 36-24 in the paint.

    Pepperdine's Lamond Murray, Jr., a freshman guard, had 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench.

    Bailey tallied 15 points in the first half, and his 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer gave Portland a 34-30.

  • • At Lewis & Clark, the Pioneers claimed their fifth victory after an opening Northwest Conference loss. They beat Willamette 68-50 and share first place at 5-1 with Whitman and Whitworth.

    Willamette slipped to 1-5 in the league, 3-12 overall.

    L&C (12-3 overall) got a game-high 18 points from Kurt Parker, a 5-11 sophomore guard who made 4 of 8 from 3-point range. Jason Luhnow added 14 points for the Pios.

    Lewis & Clark will travel to Whitman on Friday, then play at Whitworth on Saturday.

  • • Concordia claimed its seventh win in a row, beating Northwest 98-89 on Saturday night at Cavalier Court.

    The Cavs are tied for second in the Cascade Collegiate Conference with No. 7 Southern Oregon and Warner Pacific, all 6-3 and one game behind 7-2 College of Idaho.

    Concordia (16-4 overall) will play host to Warner Pacific next Saturday, after facing Portland Bible College on Tuesday in its final non-conference game of the season.

    Northwest fell to 14-6, 5-4.

    Concordia shot 58.6 percent from the field and made 16 of 18 second-half free throws.

    Adam Herman led the Cavaliers with 30 points, giving him 1,976 for his career, as he adds to his school-best total with each game.

    Tyler Velasquez added 23 points, going 4 of 8 from 3-point distance, and Willy Ligon had 17 points.

    Concordia broke open the Northwest game with a 21-9 second-half spur that gave the Cavaliers an 83-69 lead with three minutes remaining.

  • • Warner Pacific picked up its fifth consecutive victory, downing Evergreen State 79-70 Saturday night at C.C. Perry Gym in Southeast Portland.

    Doug Thomas had 19 points, Ryan Parks scored 16 (5 of 11 on 3s) and Josh Black had a season-high 10 points and eight assists to lead WPC.

    The Knights improved to 6-3 in the CCC and 12-9 overall. They are tied for second with Southern Oregon and Concordia, one game behind College of Idaho, with a game at Concordia set for next Saturday.

    The Geoducks fell to 1-8 in the CCC and 2-14 for the season.

    But Evergreen made it interesting in the second half, scoring 14 unanswered points to pull within 58-57 with 5:54 to go.

  • • Danny Miles, Oregon Tech's veteran coach, remained at 998 career wins after the Owls dropped their third game in a row Saturday.

    Southern Oregon, ranked No. 7 in the nation at the NAIA Division II level, beat OIT 86-74 at Ashland.

    SOC is 17-4 overall and 6-3 in the CCC. OIT fell to 11-10, 4-4.