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MEN'S COLLEGE HOOPS: Herman's 32 paces Cavs to win; Corban knocks off Warner Pacific

PIONEERS DROP KEY NWC GAME


TUESDAY SUMMARY

• Adam Herman had 32 points for Concordia in an important 83-67 homecourt victory over Northwest Christian.

• Corban came on strong after halftime, outscoring host Warner Pacific 47-31 for a 70-66 upset in CCC play.

• George Fox avenged a loss to Lewis & Clark, downing the Pioneers 81-78 at Newberg.

  • Cavs in command

    Concordia led 42-30 at the half and never was threatened as it topped visiting Northwest Christian 83-67.

    The Cavaliers climbed to 10-6 (third) in the Cascade Collegiate Conference and 21-7 overall.

    The Beacons fell to 9-8 (fifth), 15-12.

    Adam Herman, a 6-6 senior forward for Concordia, led all scorers with 32 points, going 9 of 15 from the field and 14 of 16 at the foul line. He also had eight rebounds.

    The Cavs' Esvan Middleton led all rebounders with 11 and added eight points.

  • WPC loses lead

    Warner Pacific had an 50-39 lead with slightly more than 13 minutes to go at home, but Corban tied the score at 52-52 with 9 1/2 minutes left, took the lead at the 6:42 mark and never looked back in winning 70-66.

    WPC closed to within two points twice in the final 1:27, but a dunk and three of four free throws down the stretch by Corban kept the Knights at bay.

    Doug Thomas, with 17 points, and Ryan Parks, with 14, led Warner Pacific.

    The Knights fell to 14-14 for the season and 8-8 (tied for sixth with Oregon Tech) in the conference, while Corban improved to 7-19, 3-14.

  • Bruins gain slight edge

    George Fox moved into a tie for fourth place with Lewis & Clark in the Northwest Conference by beating the Pioneers 81-78 at Miller Gym in Newberg.

    The top four teams qualify for the NWC postseason tournament, and if the Bruins and Pios finish with the same record, George Fox is likely to have the tiebreaker. The teams split their two regular-season meetings, but the second tiebreaker is record against conference teams from top to bottom in the standings, and George Fox owns a victory over first-place Whitworth.

    The Bruins led Tuesday's game 59-46 with 12 minutes to go, but when L&C senior Quentin Sims hit a 3 at the 52.4-second mark, the Pioneers were within 78-76.

    Spencer Bolte's three-point play with 22.1 seconds left gave the Bruins the cushion they needed, especially after Kurt Parker made two free throws for the Pios with 15 seconds left. George Fox turned over the ball, but the Bruins' Jonny Howard blocked L&C Ben Neves' long shot at the buzzer.

    Connor Freeberg led the Pioneers with 17 points.