FRIDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Portland State women cruise past Warner Pacific; Huskies knock off OSU men’s soccer
COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
OREGON STATE 79, Cal Poly 54
The No. 8/9-ranked Beavers started their season with a win at Gill Coliseum.
Mikayla Pivec and Destiny Slocum each had 15 points for OSU, and Kat Tudor added 14.
Slocum, the Beavers’ new point guard, had eight assists.
PORTLAND STATE 102, Warner Pacific 49
Senior forward Courtney West scored a career-high 28 points, hitting 13 of 15 field-goal attempts, as the Vikings rolled at home in Viking Pavilion to open their season.
Junior guard Darbi Pink led Warner Pacific (1-1) with 15 points.
It was PSU’s first game above the century mark since Dec. 2, 1995, when they beat Cal State San Bernardino, 102-39.
West’s 13 baskets were the most by a Viking since Feb. 12, 2009, when Kelsey Kahle made 13 against Idaho State.
West scored 12 of PSU’s first 13 points, and played 26 minutes, sitting out the final 12:12.
Concordia 92, ACADEMY OF ART 62
The Cavaliers won their season opener at Hayward, California, with Erin Higbie’s 18 points leading six players in doube figures and Iraide Juez notching a career-high 10 points and 12 rebounds in 19 minutes.
COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL
HAWAII 82, Portland 64
The Pilots’ record went to 1-1 with the loss at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
It was Hawaii’s season opener.
Marcus Shaver Jr. of UP had 12 of his game-high 19 points in the first half, which ended with the Pilots trailing, 36-34.
Portland shot 26.7 percent from the field in the second half to Hawaii’s 55.2 percent.
OREGON 81, EASTERN WASHINGTON 47
A 24-0 first-half run was part of the Ducks’ homecourt blowout against the Big Sky Eagles
Oregon climbed to 2-0 going to Madison Square Garden for two 2K Empire Classic games next week, the first on Thursday against Iowa
Freshman Bob Bol had 23 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, dunking five times for UO.
CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO 82, Concordia 75
The Cavaliers spotted the host Coyotes the first 10 points, then led briefly before going into halftime down 35-33.
The teams were tied at 61-61, but Bernardino’s size and rebounding advantage continued to take a toll down the stretch.
Xavier Smith and Cody Starr paced the Cavs with 19 and 18 points, respectively.
The Cavaliers got up x more field-goal attempts, but hit 34.8 percent (24 of 69) to the Coyotes’ 50.0 percent (28 of 56).
Concordia, which will stay at CSUB for a Saturday game against Cal State Monterey Bay.
COLLEGE MEN’S SOCCER
WASHINGTON 2, Oregon State 0
The No. 25 Huskies led 1-0 at halftime en route to the regular-season finale win at home over No. 22 OSU.
Washington improved to 12-7-0 overall, while the Beavers fell to 10-5-3.
Oregon State had a chance to tie Stanford for the Pac-12 title, as the No. 6 Cardinal were upset 1-0 at home by California.
But OSU fell to 6-3-1 (19 points), as Washington went to 6-4-0 (18) and Stanford dropped to 7-2-1 (22).
STANFORD 3, Oregon State 0
The No. 2 Cardinal remained undefeated in Pac-12 play with a 25-20, 25-17, 25-21 win.
Stanford is 24-1 overall and 16-0 in conference.
OSU fell to 11-17, 1-15.
Amy Underwood led Oregon State in kills with nine.
COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY
Portland’s men and Oregon’s women took first place in the NCAA Division I west regional at Sacramento, California.
The Oregon men placed fifth.
The Pilots, ranked fourth nationally, claimed an automatic berth in next week’s NCAA championships, with senior Nick Hauger winning the race at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. He finished in 29 minutes, 42.4 seconds.
UP scored 77 points. Washington (82), Boise State (102) and Stanford (110) were next, with the Ducks at 149, one point ahead of UCLA.
The Duck women also got an automatic spot in the NCAA meet. It was their 11th NCAA regional title. Oregon’s women are ranked second in the nation.
Jessica Hull and Susan Ejore paced UO, finishing second and third in 19:22.5 and 19:24.6, respectively.
Oregon scored 44 points. Then came third-ranked Boise State with 49, sixth-ranked Stanford with 95 and 17th-ranked Washington with 118.
Portland’s women, ranked 19th, were fifth with 144, with Lauren LaRocco (19:38.3) and Taryn Rawlings (19:48.2) placing eighth and 10th.
Oregon State took sixth with 196 points.
Blake Haney’s eighth-place finish led the Duck men, who are ranked 11th in the nation.
COLLEGE MEN’S TENNIS
Oregon senior Thomas Laurent, ranked No. 8 in the nation, reached the semifinals of the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships in Surprise, Arizona. He defeated No. 41 John McNally of Ohio State, 6-4, 1-6, 6-0 in the round of 16 and No. 41 Adria Sorriano Barrera of Miami, 7-6 (1), 7-5 in the quarterfinals.
Laurent will face Petros Chrysochos of Wake Forest on Saturday.
Second-year PGA Tour pro Aaron Wise made the cut in the Mayakoa Golf Classic at Playa del Carmen, Mexico, but two other ex-Oregon Ducks did not.
Wise fired a 6-under-par 65 on Friday to move up 48 spots into a tie for 43rd. His 36-hole total of 6-under 136 trails leader Matt Kuchar by eight strokes.
Wyndham Clark turned in his second 1-under 70, and Norman Xiong was one behind him at 141 after a second-day 70.
It took 138 or better to advance to the weekend.
Class 6A second round
JESUIT 45, Reynolds 7
CENTRAL CATHOLIC 28, Tualatin 21 (OT)
LAKE OSWEGO 52, Oregon City 32
SHELDON 44, Sherwood 28
WEST LINN 55, Lakeridge 20
TIGARD 45 Barlow 20
LIBERTY 51, Sunset 44
CLACKAMAS 24, West Salem 14
Nov. 16-17 quarterfinals
Central Catholic at Lake Oswego
Tigard at Jesuit
West Linn at Sheldon
Liberty at Clackamas