Riverhawks fall one game short

Tough weekend in Everett, Ducks, PSU seasons end
Staff report
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The Umpqua women’s basketball team reached the NWAC Championship game Sunday, but fell to Walla Walla 90-74 to finish second.

The Riverhawks got 27 points and 13 rebounds from Dajanay Powell in 38 minutes, and 16 points from Jordan Stotler, but lost for only the second time all season. Umpqua finished 31-2.

Walla Walla finished 32-1 and with a 29-game win streak to end the season. The Warriors reached the final last season, but lost.

Umpqua was seeking its third league title, having won in 1997 and 2000. The program also reached the final in 2014.

MEN’S NWAC BASKETBALL RECAP

Portland and Linn-Benton both reached the Final Four on the men’s side, but lost Saturday a game from the finals.

PCC, the Southern Region champion, fell 79-73 to North Idaho, ralling from a 4-of-17 performance from 3-point territory to take a brief lead in the second half. The Panthers finished with a 17-12 deficit in turnovers and shot just 38 percent from the field for the game. The Cardinals had a 31-14 edge in free-throw attempts as well.

Linn-Benton lost to Peninsula 89-75 Saturday, finishing with a 32-6 deficit in free-throw attempts.

North Idaho beat Peninsula 90-83 in overtime to win the title Sunday.

OREGON FALLS IN CHICAGO

The Oregon men lost 101-92 to Marquette Saturday to end its run in the National Invitational Tournament. Oregon, which trailed 58-36 at halftime, finished 23-13 on the season.

PSU ENDS IN SAN DIGO

Portland State dropped out of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament with a 67-64 loss to San Diego Saturday, with the final points scored by the Toreros on a 3-point shot with 0.5 seconds left in regulation. PSU closed the season, the first under coach Barret Peery, at 20-14.

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