Sports Update with Randy Adams, Thursday, May 2 – Blazers Win Game 2 Over Nuggets, Series tied 1-1

Wynne Broadcasting’s 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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THURSDAY, May 2, 2019

Blazers come back to beat Nuggets.

After losing Game 1 to the Nuggets in Denver, the Trail Blazers vowed to turn in a better defensive effort in Game 2. They kept that vow, and are heading back home to Portland with something to show for it.

After the Nuggets shot better than 50 percent in Game 1, the Trail Blazers held Denver to 35 percent shooting to tie their Western Conference Semifinals series with a 97-90 victory in front of an announced sellout of 19,520 Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

The series is now even at 1-1 with the next two games to be played at the Moda Center in Portland.

Between playing more physically and doing a far better job of defending the three-point line, the Trail Blazers set the tone for their defensive approach in Game 2 early on in the first quarter.

The Nuggets still shot 45 percent from the field and 40 percent from three in the first quarter, but the work Portland put in the first quarter would ultimately pay off.

In high school diamond sports yesterday, Henley hammered Mazama 22-4 and KU picked up its first league win against North Valley yesterday, 19-3.    In softball, Henley blanked Mazama 10-0 and North Valley pounded KU, 24-1.

The No.10-ranked Oregon Tech softball team will be the #2 seed heading into this weekend’s Cascade Conference Tournament presented by U.S. Bank. The tournament is slated for May 3-5 and will be hosted by Southern Oregon University.

The Lady Owls’ first game will be Friday, May 5th at 4:30 p.m. against the winner of #3 seed College of Idaho (35-13) vs. # 6 seed British Columbia (12-25). If the Owls win, they would play at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. A loss on Friday and they would turnaround and play Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m.

By winning the CCC regular season, the SOU Raiders have earned the CCC’s first automatic berth to the NAIA National Tournament and the right to host this weekend’s CCC tournament.

The conference’s second automatic berth goes to the winner of the CCC Tournament. If SOU wins the CCC Tournament, whichever team finishes as the runner-up in the tournament will receive the conference’s second automatic bid to nationals.

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