Sports Update with Randy Adams, Friday, April 5th – Weekend Sports Schedules!

Randy Adams has been covering local Klamath Basin sports for 40 years and is the voice of the Henley Hornets and Mazama Vikings on radio at 106.5 / 1240AM The Winner CBS Sports Radio and 102.5 / 1450AM KFLS. Hear his daily morning show on Sunny 107!

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FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019

Sabrina Lonescu is the best college women’s basketball player in America.

Lonescu, the UO junior guard with 18 career triple-doubles, was named winner of the Wade Trophy on Wednesday as national player of the year in NCAA Division-I women’s basketball. The Wade Trophy is awarded by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association to a player who not only excels athletically but serves as a positive role model on and off the court.

The Wade Trophy was presented to Ionescu on Wednesday at a ceremony in Amalie Arena, site of this weekend’s Final Four.

Oregon plays Baylor today at 4pm in Tampa.

The Seattle Mariners had their game against the White Sox in Chicago wiped out by rain yesterday.  Hiseui Kikuchi gets the start on the mound for an 11:10 Pacific Time first pitch this morning. 

The M’s enter the game with baseball’s best record at 7-1, including three season series wins over Oakland, Boston, and the Anaheim Angels.

The Henley Hornets defeated Ashland in high school baseball yesterday 6-0.  Conference play in the Skyline Conference begins next week.

Oregon Tech Head Baseball Coach Matt Miles announced today that this weekend Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 will be “Weekend for Faith” as the team will be raising money for Faith Seta and her brave battle against cancer.
 
Faith is a 4-year old Klamath Falls girl who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer. All the proceeds from the weekend will be donated to help Faith and her treatment. Sunday, April 7 will be Faith’s 5th birthday.  She and her family will be on hand to throw out the first pitch at 11:00 am. Oregon Tech invites the entire community to come out and support Faith.
 
The Hustlin’ Owls will donate 100% of the gate proceeds, along with all donations to Faith. Both Oregon Tech and Corban teams will wear gold shoe laces as part of the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer.

Weekend Sports Schedules!

Friday, April 5

NCAA women’s Final Four: At Tampa, Fla. — Oregon vs. Baylor, 4 p.m., Connecticut vs. Notre Dame, 6:30 p.m.

Blazers: Portland at Denver, 7:30 p.m.

College baseball: Fresno State at Oregon, 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 6

Timbers: Portland at San Jose, 5 p.m.

Timbers 2: Portland at OKC, 5:30 p.m.

Mariners: Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 11 a.m.

College baseball: Utah at Oregon State, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 7

NCAA women’s championship: Teams TBD, Tampa, Fla., 3 p.m.

Blazers: Denver at Portland, 6 p.m.

Mariners: Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 11 a.m.

College baseball: Fresno State at Oregon, Utah at Oregon State, Portland at Saint Mary’s, 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Damian Lillard…2,000 points…and 500 assists in a single season.

It’s 6’-3 ‘ guard Damian Lillard, now becoming the first Trail Blazer in franchise history to record these two feats in a single season, who last night led Portland on a 14-3 run to end the second quarter, capped up a steal turned first-half buzzer beater, on the way to pulling away from the Memphis Grizzlies 116-86.  The game was home in front of a sellout crowd of 19,608 Wednesday night at the Moda Center, as the Blazers get closer to the NBA Playoffs.

The Trail Blazers are now 50-28 overall and 30-9 at home this season. Portland has now reached the 50-win mark for the 14th time in franchise history and for the first time since the 2014-15 campaign.

Evan Turner recorded his second consecutive triple-double and the fifth of his career, finish-ing with 13 points (6-7 FG, 1-1 3-PT), and season highs of 12 rebounds and 11 assists.

Turner is the second player in franchise history to record a triple-double in consecutive games and the only NBA player to have a triple-double off the bench in consecutive games going back to the 1983-84 season.

The UO women’s basketball team left Tuesday on a charter flight to Tampa, Fla., site of this year’s Final Four and tomorrow night’s epic contest against Baylor. 

Ducks seniors Maite Cazorla and Oti Gildon will cap their careers on college basketball’s biggest stage, having joined a program that finished 13-17 the year before they arrived, but which will play Friday in the NCAA Tournament semifinal against Baylor  at 4PM.  It is the first ever appearance for the Duck women in the final four.

The Henley Hornets blanked Yreka 5-0 and Mazama dropped an 11-2 decision to Crater in high school baseball yesterday.  Both teams were rained out of action Tuesday.  In softball, Crater handed Henley its first defeat of the season, 7-4, in Central Point yesterday.

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