LA GRANDE — The Eastern Oregon Mountaineers picked up their 10th conference win on Saturday by defeating Corban 81-55.
Jordan Klebaum hit six 3-pointers and 8-17 total shots to lead the Mountaineers (14-8, 10-3 CCC) in scoring with 22 points. She also added a team-best seven assists.
Darian Gasseling netted 12 points and Madeline Laan added 10 points to round out the double-digit scorers for the Mountaineers.
As a team, Eastern Oregon hit 12 3-pointers and shot 51 percent (32-62) from the floor to pull away. The team improved to 8-0 on the season when they make 10 or more 3-pointers, according to EOUSports.com.
Corban (11-10, 6-6) led for all of 1:37 of game time, with the last time at 14-12 with 4:18 left in the first quarter. Eastern Oregon tied it up 20 seconds later on a layup by Gasseling and then took a 16-14 lead at the 2:58 mark on another layup by Gasseling and the team never looked back after that.
OREGON STATE 61, COLORADO 47 — At Boulder, Colo., Ruth Hamblin scored Oregon State’s first 10 points and finished with 20, and the 11th-ranked Beavers defeated Colorado on Sunday.
Jamie Weisner added 14 points and Marie Gulich had 10 rebounds to go with eight points as Oregon State (16-3, 7-1 Pac 12) outrebounded the Buffaloes 47-32.
Haley Smith had 16 points for Colorado (5-14, 0-8), which went 1 of 7 from 3-point range and shot 36 percent.
Gabriella Hanson scored the last four points of the first quarter to give the Beavers a 20-14 lead but they struggled to pull away because of cold shooting. Oregon State shot 32 percent in the second half and 3 of 15 from 3-point range overall but finished the game 18 of 26 from the foul line while Colorado was 4 of 7.
OREGON 77, UTAH 65 — At Salt Lake City, Jillian Alleyne had 23 of her 26 points in the first half and grabbed 12 rebounds to match the Pac 12 record of 85 double-doubles and Oregon defeated Utah 77-65 on Sunday.
Alleyne tied Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike for the league record for double-doubles and is three behind Bev Smith’s school record, established before the NCAA sponsored women’s sports.
Lexi Petersen added 18 points — including 11 of the Ducks’ 15 in the fourth quarter — and Lexi Bando had 15 for Oregon (14-5, 3-5). Reserve Kat Cooper hit four 3s for 12 points to help the Ducks sweep a Pac 12 weekend road trip for the first time since 2008-09.
Emily Potter led Utah (12-7, 4-4) with 22 points and 10 rebounds, her 11th double-double this season.
Midway through the second quarter, Alleyne reached 18 points before Utah did.
WENATCHEE VALLEY 78, BLUE MOUNTAIN 50 — At Wenatchee Valley, the Knights scored a combined 56 points in the first and fourth quarters to run away with a victory on Saturday over the Blue Mountain Timberwolves.
The Knights (17-3, 5-0 NWAC East) led the Timberwolves 21-7 at the end of the first quarter before going on a bit of a scoring lull only scoring a combined 22 points in the second and third quarters. Blue Mountain trimmed the deficit to 43-34 at the end of the third quarter, but then Wenatchee Valley exploded for 35 points in the final frame to seal the win.
Blue Mountain (8-11, 2-3) was led in scoring by Savannah Heugly with 13 points, Erin Ramsey with 11 points, and Kylie Collins with 10 points. The Timberwolves shot a meager 28 percent from the floor and made just 4-18 attempts from 3-point range and turned in a mere four team assists.
Wenatchee Valley finished with five scorers in double figures, led by Jillian Jacobs with 15 points and four made 3-pointers. The Knights shot 46 percent from the floor and made seven 3-pointers as a team, while also out-rebounding Blue Mountain 54-37.
BMCC (8-11, 2-3) 7 14 13 16 — 50
WVC (17-3, 5-0) 21 13 9 35 — 78
BLUE MOUNTAIN — S. Heugly 13, E. Ramsey 11, K. Collins 10, B. Haringa 8, K. Reyna 5, B. Gregory 3, S. McHone, L. Cagle.
WENATCHEE VALLEY — J. Jacobs 15, T. Swan 12, K. Malcolm 12, S. Johnson 11, D. Carlos 10, A. Horn 7, T. Farmer 6, L. Johnson 4, T. Redman 1, R. Stevenson, A. Ingraham.
3-pointers — BMCC 4, WVC 7. Free throws — BMCC 10-19, WV 13-21. Fouls — BMCC 25, WVC 19. Fouled out — B. Haringa (BMCC), K. Collins (BMCC).
BLUE MOUNTAIN 97, YAKIMA VALLEY 93 — At Yakima, the Blue Mountain Timberwolves won in a high-scoring affair over Yakima Valley on Friday night.
Savannah Heugly had a huge game for the Timberwolves with 35 points and 13 total rebounds in 35 minutes of action. She connected on 14-21 total shots, went 6-8 from the free throw line and even nailed a 3-pointer.
As a team, Blue Mountain shot 44 percent from the floor and made 5-9 from 3-point range. Behind Heugly, Kyle Collins had 20 points on 7-11 shooting and Savannah McHone added 13 points.
Yakima Valley’s Alexis Gratton paced her team with 34 points on 13-25 shooting and also had five assists. The Yaks shot 41 percent as a team, but committed 33 fouls that led to 37 free throw attempts for the Timberwolves — where they would make 32 for an 86 percent success rate.
BMCC (8-10, 2-2) 25 23 24 25 — 97
YVCC (3-15, 0-4) 10 24 28 31 — 93
BLUE MOUNTAIN — S. Heugly 35, K. Collins 20, S. McHone 13, E. Ramsey 9, K. Reyna 8, B. Gregory 8, B. Haringa 4, L. Cagle.
YAKIMA VALLEY — A. Gratton 34, L. Smoot 14, B. Garcia 10, T. Salazar 8, P. Gomez 8, A. Darden 7, T. Bremer 4, A. Biermann 3, M. Ciriaco 2.
3-pointers — BMCC 5, YVCC 6. Free throws — BMCC 32-37, YVCC 21-30. Fouls — BMCC 20, YVCC 33. Fouled out — B. Gregory (BMCC), B. Garcia (YVCC), A. Darden (YVCC).
EASTERN OREGON 85, CORBAN 54 — At La Grande, the Eastern Oregon Mountaineers used a late first half surge to pull away from Corban to earn a victory on Saturday evening.
The first 10 minutes of the game was filled with back-and-forth action as neither team was able to fully gain momentum. The Mountaineers finally were able to get something going when a pair of free throws by Case Rada and back-to-back baskets by Christian Parrott sparked an 18-4 EOU run to lead the Mountaineers to a 37-27 lead at halftime.
The second half was dominated start-to-finish by the Mountaineers, outscoring Corban 48-27 to seal the win.
Rada led Eastern Oregon with 21 points on 8-12 shooting and 2-3 from 3-point range in 28 minutes of action. Kentrell Washington posted a double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds and also had seven assists.
Eastern Oregon shot 55.7 percent (34-61) from the floor as a team compared to Corban’s 34.8 percent (24-69).
OREGON 86, UCLA 72 — At Eugene, Dillon Brooks scored 25 points and Chris Boucher had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Oregon to an 86-72 win over UCLA on Saturday afternoon.
Elgin Cook added 17 points and six assists for the Ducks (16-4, 5-2 Pac-12), who won their 20th consecutive home game. Boucher led Oregon to a 42-32 rebounding advantage, including an 18-13 edge on the offensive glass.
Freshman Aaron Holiday led the Bruins (12-8, 3-4) with a season-high 19 points. Thomas Welch had 16 points and eight rebounds.
Bryce Alford, the Pac-12’s fourth-leading scorer at 17.1 points, was held to 10 after shooting 3 of 13 from the field.
Oregon outscored UCLA 23-14 over the final 8 ½ minutes after the Bruins had pulled within five at 63-58 with two Ducks on the bench with four fouls each.
OREGON STATE 85, SOUTHERN CAL 70 — At Corvallis, Southern California coach Andy Enfield says his team needs to focus on defense, especially after giving up 50 points in the paint to Oregon State on Sunday.
“Our lane defense, so to speak, keeping them out of the paint or away from the rim, really broke down,” Enfield said.
Gary Payton II had 22 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists and four steals, leading Oregon State over the No. 21 Trojans.
Elijah Stewart had 16 points and nine rebounds and Katin Reinhardt scored 14 points for the Trojans (15-5, 4-3), who lost both games of their Oregon road trip.
Enfield said USC’s defensive problems were surprising, as the squad has done a “great job” all season.
Oregon State shot 47.1 percent to 33.9 percent for the Trojans.
WENATCHEE VALLEY 92, BLUE MOUNTAIN 76 — At Wenatchee Valley, the Blue Mountain Timberwolves did not have enough offense to keep up with the Wenatchee Valley Knights in the second half on Friday night.
Traling 41-39 over Blue Mountain at halftime, Wenatchee Valley came out of the break on fire and kept its hot shooting going throughout the rest of the half, outscoring the Timberwolves 53-35 in the half. The Knights shot 63 percent from the floor in the half, hitting on 19-30 shot attempts, while Blue Mountain made 15-40 attempts (37.5 percent) in the half.
Blue Mountain was led by D’Quan Crockett in scoring with 23 points on 9-18 shooting, while also hitting two 3-pointers. Jared Schultz added 21 points on 10-20 shooting and La’Quan Hawkins contributed 10 points to round out the double-digit scorers.
The Timberwolves won the battle of the boards, grabbing 39 rebounds — and 19 offensive boards — while the Knights finished with 34.
Wenatchee Valley rode a big performance from Bryan Michaels who finished with 34 points on 13-17 shooting and added eight rebounds.
BMCC (10-10, 1-4) 41 35 — 76
WVC (4-14, 1-4) 39 53 — 92
BLUE MOUNTAIN — D. Crockett 23, J. Schultz 21, L. Hawkins 10, R. Bell 9, L. Meyers 9, J. Mathews 2, Q. George 2, A. Dean, G. Blankenship, I. Harris, T. Thurman.
WENATCHEE VALLEY — B. Michaels 34, E. Driessen 19, D. Boyd 15, D. Hagan 12, R. Slack 4, K. Crafton 4, C. Baker 2, N. Wirth 2, B. Frohlich, C. Solovey, K. Spencer.
3-pointers — BMCC 5, WVC 5. Free throws — BMCC 5-12, WVC 17-23. Fouls — BMCC 21, WVC 18.
YAKIMA VALLEY 88, BLUE MOUNTAIN 87 — At Yakima, the Blue Mountain Timberwolves could not hold a halftime lead against Yakima Valley as the Yaks pulled out a one-point victory on Friday night.
Jared Mathews had a big game for the Timberwolves, scoring a team-high 21 points on 9-13 shooting, while also grabbing a game-high 12 total rebounds in 35 minutes of game action.
Other top scorers for Blue Mountain included Rayfield Bell with 18 points, Isaiah Harris with 16 points, and Jared Schultz with 11 points.
For Yakima Valley, Tyler Cluff and Demetrius Trammell each netted 23 points to pace the Yaks. Cluff sank eight of his 16 shot attempts and was a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line, while Trammell went 7-12 from the floor and 5-8 from 3-point range to gather his points.
Behind Trammell, Yakima Valley hit on 8-11 attempts (72 percent) from 3-point range in the second half to earn the advantage, after hitting just 4-12 attempts in the first half. Blue Mountain made just two 3-pointers the entire game.
Blue Mountain did win the battle of the boards, however, out-rebounding Yakima Valley 57-39, while also grabbing 27 offensive boards.
BMCC (10-9, 1-3) 41 46 — 87
YVCC (9-9, 3-1) 36 52 — 88
BLUE MOUNTAIN — J. Mathews 21, R. Bell 18, I. Harris 16, J. Schultz 11, D. Crockett 9, L. Meyers 9, L. Hawkins 3, G. Blankenship, T. Thomas.
YAKIMA VALLEY — D. Trammell 23, T. Cluff 23, C. Jensen 16, D. Berry 8, M. Jones 7, M. Clark 6, C. Morsa 3, D. Luckett 2, J. Gaudette, D. Kambala.
3-pointers — BMCC 2, YVCC 12. Free throws — BMCC 15-23, YVCC 14-16. Fouls — BMCC 15, YVCC 20.