Basin Sports Update, Tuesday – Damian Lillard Scores Record 61 pts In Win Over Warriors

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020

Blazers over Warriors in overtime, 129-124.

Picking up a win Monday against the lowly Golden State Warriors was absolutely critical for a Portland Blazers team that has remained committed to chasing a playoff spot this year, despite a highly disappointing first half to the season.

And last night, point guard Damian Lillard found a way to will his team to victory.

Lillard set a franchise-record 61 points behind 11 three-pointers Monday night, breaking his own records for points and three-pointers in a game as he led the Blazers to a 129-124 overtime win over the Warriors at the Moda Center. Lillard, who scored 60 points against the Nets in November, is the only player in Blazers’ history that has scored 60-plus points twice in the same season.

While Damian continues to have belief in all his teammates, he also knows there are going to be times when he has to take it upon himself to carry the group, especially as the Blazers fight to turn things around in the second half of the season.

The Blazers still sit in 10th place in the Western Conference, although they are only two games behind the eighth-place Memphis Grizzlies.

The number 12 ranked Oregon Ducks and USC meet for first place in the Pac-12 on the line Thursday at 8 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena.

Oregon is the only school in the nation with its men’s basketball, women’s basketball and football teams all currently ranked in the Associated Press top 12. Women’s basketball is No. 4, football is No. 5 and men’s basketball is No. 12.

Payton Pritchard is one of two players nationally averaging at least 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game. He enters the week needing 19 more assists to break the UO career record (614, Kenya Wilkins, 1993-97).

Meanwhile, on the women’s side, – Sabrina Ionescu has been named the Pac-12 player of the week for the second time this season after leading the Oregon women’s basketball team to a pair of dominant wins and reaching multiple impressive milestones, the conference announced on Monday.

Lonescu was also named ESPN National Player of the Week for the second time this year.

This is the 10th career Pac-12 player of the week award for Ionescu, putting her alone at No. 2 in conference history. Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford, 2011-14) is the all-time leader with 18 career weekly honors.
 
Lonescu enjoyed one of the greatest games of her storied career in the Ducks’ 87-55 win over No. 3 Stanford on Thursday, erupting for a career-high 37 points while matching her career-high with 14 made field goals. The senior’s stellar scoring performance pushed her career points total to 2,265, moving her past Allison Lang (2,252, 1980-84) for the program’s all-time scoring record that stood for 36 year

Fresh off of a 54-46 win over cross-town rival Henley Friday, the Klamath Union Pelicans boys basketball team is listed as 7th in this week’s OSAA 4A power rankings.

Henley is ranked 10th this week.

North Valley visits Mazama, Hidden Valley matches up against Henley, and KU plays Phoenix this Friday night in the Skyline Conference.

Skyline Conference Boys Basketball Standings (As of 1/18/20)
League Overall

W L W L
Klamath Union 1 0 11 4
North Valley 0 0 10 3
Hidden Valley 0 0 8 5
Phoenix 0 0 7 6
Mazama 0 0 5 8
Henley 0 1 10 5

Skyline Conference Girls Basketball Standings (As of 1/18/20)
League Overall

W L W L
Henley 1 0 10 5
Hidden Valley 0 0 12 2
Phoenix 0 0 7 5
Mazama 0 0 6 5
North Valley 0 0 5 8
Klamath Union 0 1 1 14

LAST FRIDAY NIGHT SCORES!
OSAA Boys Basketball
Friday, January 17, 2020
(Southern Oregon Regional Scores)

6A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
6A-7 Southwest Conference:
SHELDON 56, Roseburg 43
NORTH MEDFORD 57, Grants Pass 49
South Eugene 57, SOUTH MEDFORD 46

5A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
5A-2 Midwestern League:
North Bend at EAGLE POINT, canceled
ASHLAND 60, North Eugene 42
Churchill 65, SPRINGFIELD 37
Crater 62, WILLAMETTE 57 (OT)

4A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
4A-4 Sky Em League:
Siuslaw 56, COTTAGE GROVE 54
Marshfield 59, JUNCTION CITY 52
MARIST CATHOLIC 51, Elmira 29

4A-5 Skyline Conference:
Klamath Union 56, HENLEY 46

3A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
3A-4 Mountain Valley Conference:
SANTIAM CHRISTIAN 54, Pleasant Hill 37
Creswell 64, HARRISBURG 33

3A-5 Far West League:
SUTHERLIN 44, Brookings-Harbor 28
Cascade Christian 86, SOUTH UMPQUA 33
St. Mary’s-Medford 69, DOUGLAS 50

2A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
2A-4 Sunset Conference:
REEDSPORT 73, Waldport 56
TOLEDO 71, Bandon 53
COQUILLE 86, Gold Beach 47

2A-5 Southern Cascade League:
Illinois Valley at BUTTE FALLS/CRATER LAKE CHARTER ACADEMY, canceled
Glide at ROGUE RIVER, canceled

1A Contests – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
1A-4 Skyline League:
Glendale 52, PACIFIC [JV] 34
RIDDLE 67, New Hope Christian 40
North Douglas 47, YONCALLA 24
DAYS CREEK 44, Elkton 23

1A-5 Mountain Valley League:
Triad 45, NORTH LAKE 40
TRINITY LUTHERAN 75, Chiloquin 20

Non-League:
CAMAS VALLEY 57, McKenzie 32

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