BY RANDY ADAMS
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THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019
It was 8th ranked Oregon Tech (25-7) who rode a 26-6 run past Antelope Valley (16-13) in the first half of their first round NAIA National Championship game on Wednesday night, in the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., giving them the advantage they needed to hold for the win 75-65.
The victory for the Owls allows OIT to continue their bid for a fourth National Championship as they head into the second-round games on Friday, taking on No. 6 seeded Indiana University Kokomo, while marking UAV’s second National Tournament appearance without a win.
Junior Mitchell Fink led the Tech effort and took game high honors with 22 points.
In women’s basketball play, #25 ranked Oregon Tech (24-9) met #8 ranked Marian University (27-7) on the court in the Tyson Events Center on Wednesday afternoon in Sioux City, Iowa for the second time in the team’s history as part of the NAIA National Tournament, and – led by senior Mikaela Schumaker with a double-double – the Owls pulled off the upset with a final score of 63-50 over the Knights.
The win sends OIT to the round of 16 at the tournament, where they will face Antelope Valley on Friday at 11:45 am (Pacific).
The Henley Hornets Boys Basketball team plays Thursday night (tonight) in quarterfinal action at the OSAA 4A state tournament in Forest Grove against #3 Stayton, who is riding a 12 game winning streak.
The Hornets go into tonight’s game with a 17-7 record. Tip off is scheduled for 6:30 and you can hear the action on Wynne Broadcasting’’s KFLS 102.5FM or 1450 AM.
Oregon State suffered a gut-wrenching 81-76 overtime loss to Washington in Alaska Airlines Arena in college basketball last night. Washington is now 15-0 at home.
Oregon State lost for the fourth time in five games, all by narrow margins. The Beavers went to overtime Wednesday, and the other three losses were by one, two and three points.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019
After building a 15-point lead in the first quarter, the Portland Trail Blazers were outscored by 11 in the second quarter and 13 in the fourth quarter to fall 120-111 to the Grizzlies in front of an announced crowd of 13,801 Tuesday night at FedExForum In Memphis.
The Trail Blazers are now 39-25 overall and 15-17 on the road this season. With the loss, Portland finishes a seven-game, 15-day road trip with a 5-2 record.
CJ McCollum led the Blazers with 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field, 3-of-5 shooting from three and 6-of-6 shooting from the free throw line.
The Trail Blazers now head back to Portland, with an important game against the Oklahoma City Thunder looming Thursday night at the Moda Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
No. 25 ranked Oregon Tech Lady Owls are ready to play their first round contest at 3:30 pm CST (1:30 pm Pacific) today against No. 8 ranked Marian(Ind.) at the 28th annual NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, Opening Round inside the Tyson Events Center.
The Knights enter the tournament as a #2 seed and are the Crossroads League regular season champions with a 27-6 record. Prior to losing to Taylor in the Crossroads League Tournament final, Marian had won nine games in a row.
Oregon Tech enters today’s game with a 23-9 record. The Lady Owls will be the number seven seed and is heading to the national tournament for the fifth time in six years. The Owls are winners of 13 out of 14.
While the women compete in Sioux City, Iowa, the men are in Sioux Falls South Dakota for the national tournament and will face Antelope Valley. Oregon Tech is heading into the national tournament for the 17th overall time and, third year in a row. OIT is 33-13 all-time at the tournament including three National Championships (2004, 2008, 2012).
Antelope Valley and Oregon Tech have met earlier this year with the Owls winning a close 79-78 game at Danny Miles Court back on November 16, 2018.