MEN'S COLLEGE HOOPS: Pioneers get key NWC victory
Lewis & Clark 68, Willamette 54
At Salem, Quentin Sims' double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds) helped the Pioneers overcome the host Bearcats.
L&C improved to 7-5 in the Northwest Conference, 14-7 overall.
The Pios are tied for fourth with George Fox heading into Saturday night's game at Pacific (sixth at 7-6). Puget Sound is third at 8-5.
The top four teams make the NWC tournament.
Concordia 74, Northwest 57
Adam Herman's 25 points led the way for the visiting Cavaliers, who improved to 9-5 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference and 20-6 overall.
Concordia is third behind College of Idaho (13-2) and Southern Oregon (10-5) and just ahead of Warner Pacific (8-6), Northwest (8-7), Northwest Christian (8-7) and Oregon Tech (8-7). The Cavs play Saturday night at Evergreen (2-13).
Warner Pacific 87, Evergreen 71
At Olympia, Wash., the Knights won the second half 53-39, shooting 58.1 percent from the field after intermission, to win the game.
WPC improved to 14-12 overall, 8-6 in the CCC.
Doug Thomas led four Knights in double figures with 19 points.