Region roundup: Oregon hold off Washington state late, 62-59 | Sports

EUGENE, Ore. — Michael Flowers hit two 3-pointers in the final 25 seconds but missed a third with three seconds left as the Cougars gave up their third straight game with a 62-59 Pac-12 loss. against the Ducks on Monday.

Will Richardson hit a 3 with a minute left in the game to give Oregon (17-8, 10-4 Pac-12) a nine-point lead, its biggest lead of the second half.

The Flowers had been 2 of 11 from beyond the arc before his late flurry that nearly brought the Cougars (14-10, 7-6) all the way home. The senior guard scored 10 of the Cougars’ last 12 points and finished with 23 points.

“A very hard fought game for us tonight and for them I’m sure,” WSU coach Kyle Smith said. “Unfortunately we fell short. I worked really hard to get two shots to potentially send him into overtime, but I defended well, took care of the ball, rebounded – just gotta run and shoot.

Noah Williams hit a jumper with nearly five minutes remaining in the first half to give Washington State an 8-6 lead. It was the last time the Cougars had the lead in the first 20 minutes. Williams finished with 13 points.

De’Vion Harmon capped a 12-2 run for the Ducks with a 3-pointer to give Oregon a 12-point lead in the first half. The Ducks would take a six-point halftime lead.

Washington State scored the first 10 points of the second half, closing the run with a trey from Tyrell Roberts to take a 39-35 lead. Oregon scored in the first half with a 3 from Harmon more than seven minutes into the half.

N’Faly Dante had back-to-back layups to put the Ducks in place for good with 7:42 left in the game.

WSU was just 22 of 73 from the field (30.1%), including 8 of 33 from long range.

Washington State next plays at No. 13 UCLA on Thursday.

Gueye 3-7 1-2 7, Abogidi 2-6 0-1 4, Bamba 2-5 2-2 6, Flowers 8-21 3-4 23, Roberts 1-11 0-0 3, N.Williams 5- 16 1-2 13, Rodman 1-3 0-0 3, Jakimovski 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 22-73 7-11 59.

Warrior 2-8 4-8 8, Dante 6-9 1-1 13, Harmon 5-14 1-3 13, Richardson 3-7 0-0 7, Young 4-9 0-0 9, E.Williams 1- 6 0-0 3, Kepnang 4-6 1-2 9, Soares 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-60 7-14 62.

Halftime_Oregon 35-29. 3-point goals: Washington St. 8-33 (Flowers 4-14, N.Williams 2-5, Rodman 1-2, Roberts 1-6, Bamba 0-1, Gueye 0-1, Jakimovski 0-1, Abogidi 0-3), Oregon 5-19 (Harmon 2-6, Young 1-1, Richardson 1-3, E.Williams 1-5, Warrior 0-4). Rebounds: Washington St. 43 (Bamba, Roberts 7), Oregon 38 (Dante 10). Assists: Washington St. 9 (Flowers, Roberts 3), Oregon 13 (Richardson 5). Total Fouls: Washington St. 15, Oregon 17. A: 5,786 (12,364).

Atkin qualifies for world athletics competition

BOSTON — Lewis-Clark State assistant coach Sam Atkin qualified for the World Outdoor Championships this summer when he placed fourth in the men’s 5,000 meters at the Valentine Invitational indoor meet at the Boston University.

Atkin’s time of 13 minutes, 3.04 seconds on Saturday hit the qualifying standard for the World Meet which begins July 15 in Eugene, Ore.

Atkin of Great Britain had the second best indoor time in British history, and he would have been No. 1 if his compatriot Marc Scott had not placed third in the same race in 12:57.08. Atkin nearly tripped over a lapped runner with 150 yards to go.

He also recently qualified for the world indoor competition starting March 18 in Belgrade, Serbia, winning the 3,000m in 7:46.79 at the Camel City Elite in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

According to LCSC coach Mike Collins, Atkin has not decided whether he will compete in Serbia. He is more focused on qualifying for the World Outdoor 10,000m, the event he competed in at the Tokyo Olympics in July, dropping out mid-race due to injury.

Five Lewis-Clark State athletes received weekly Cascade Conference WVT lab awards this week.

Callie Stevens was named CCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season. Stevens tied a career high with 30 points in a win over Bushnell. The second averaged 24 points in Warrior’s three wins last week.

Madigan Kelly, who was named CCC Female Track Athlete of the Week, completed an automatic qualifying run as a member of the 4×400 relay (3:56.67) at the Whitworth Invitational. The freshman also finished in the top five in both sets of 60 hurdles. This is the third weekly award this season for Kelly.

Cole Olsen won CCC Track Male Athlete of the Week by setting a program record in the 3000m with a time of 8:16.29. The time broke Olympian Sam Atkin’s record set in 2016. Olson won the event by four seconds and has the NAIA’s third-fastest time. This is the 16th all-time weekly conference award for Olsen.

Sam Linscott went 7 for 11 (.636) with five RBIs and four stolen bases in three wins over NCAA DIII Whitworth to be named CCC Baseball Player of the Week. Linscott is now a perfect 10 for 10 in stolen bases. This is the first weekly prize for seniors.

Oreon Courtney was also honored for his performances last week and named CCC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

KENDRICK – The Knights ended the regular season with a non-league win over the Tigers.

The game was brought forward a day to create space before regionals.

Will Casebolt led Logos (13-6) with 14 points, he also had nine rebounds.

Ben Druffel had seven points and 10 rebounds. Coach Joe Casebolt also credited Druffel with “affecting a lot of shots”.

Kendrick (10-9) was led by Jagger Hewett who finished with 20 points. Ty Koepp added 14.

Jack Driskill 2 0-0 6, Kenny Kline 0 0-0 0, Aiden Elmore 0 0-0 0, Will Casebolt 5 2-4 14, Jasper Whitling 2 0-0 4, Seamus Wilson 4 1-1 9, Roman Nuttbrock 5 0-0 12, Ben Druffel 3 1-2 7. Totals 21 4-7 52.

Lane Clemenhagen 0 0-0 0, Jagger Hewett 4 8-11 20, Preston Boyer 1 0-0 2, Hunter Taylor 2 1-2 6, Mason Kimberling 0 0-0 0, Ty Koepp 6 2-2 14, Dallas Morgan 2 0-1 4. Totals 15 11-16 46.

3-point goals – Driskill 2, Casebolt 2, Nuttbrock 2, Hewett 4, Taylor.

St. John Bosco 51, Highland 36

CRAIGMONT — The Patriots hit the road and pulled off a big win over the Huskies to gain home-court advantage for the rematch between the two teams on Friday.

The win gives St. John Bosco (8-7, 5-5) the fourth seed in the 1AD2 District 2 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Highland (6-11, 5-5) drops to the fifth seed and the two teams will face off in a losing match for the right to face No. 1 seed Kendrick on Saturday.

The Patriots had just six players in the game, but that didn’t stop the team from going.

“The boys came out and played very disciplined basketball,” St. John Bosco coach Alex Frei said.

Cody Wassmuth led the Patriots with 20 points. Clay Weckman added 15.

Levi Wassmuth (14) Dustin Kaschmitter (12) and Luke Stubbers (11) all hit double digit rebounds for St. John Bosco.

Ty Hambly led the Huskies with 22 points.

“It will be a very difficult game on Friday,” said Frei. “They’re going to make some adjustments, we’re going to make ours.”

ST. JOHN BOSCO-COTTONWOOD (8-7, 5-5)

Cody Wassmuth 7 3-3 20, Luke Stubbers 3 2-2 8, Clay Weckman 6 2-6 15, Levi Wassmuth 4 0-1 8, Dustin Kaschmitter 0 0-0 0, Sam Weckman 0 0-1 0. Totals 23 7-10 51.

HIGHLAND-CRAIGMONT (6-11, 5-5)

Ty Hambly 10 1-4 22, Gage Crow 2 2-2 6, Owen Case 0 0-0 0, Noah Watson 2 0-0 4, Ty Goeckner 1 0-0 2, Elias Crea 0 0-0 0, Carter Gion 1 0-2 2, Trevor Knowlton 0 0-0 0, Weston Click 0 0-0 0, Wyatt Webb 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 3-8 36.

Saint John Bosco 19 11 10 11—51

3-point goals – Wassmuth 3, Weckman, Hambly.

OROFINO – Lane Schumacher had a late shot to give the Pirates a final regular season victory in a non-league game against the Maniacs.

Schumacher salvaged an offensive rebound and was able to complete the comeback with 1.6 seconds on the clock.

After a slight delay to get the correct time on the clock, Orofino (7-6) was unable to hit the half-court attempt.

Schumacher led all scorers with 19 points. Zach Rambo added 11 points for Prairie (15-5).

Joel Scott led the Maniacs with 13 points in the losing effort.

PRAIRIE-COTTONWOOD (15-5)

Wyatt Ross 0 0-0 0, Lane Schumacher 6 2-2 19, Shane Hanson 1 0-0 2, Zach Rambo 5 0-0 11, Morgan Poxleitner 2 0-1 4, Noah Behler 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 2-3 36.

Easton Schneider 1 0-0 2, Nick Drobish 2 0-0 5, Slade Sneddon 2 0-0 4, Joel Scott 4 2-4 13, Nick Graham 1 0-0 2, Reid Thomas 2 0-2 4, Loudan Cochran 0 0-0 0, Aiden Boyd 0 0-0 0, Bodey Howell 1 2-2 4. Totals 13 4-8 34.

3-point goals – Schumacher 5, Rambo, Scott 3, Drobish.

Lists announced for Idaho All-Star games

A total of three Lapwai players will participate in the 19th Idaho All-Star basketball game to be held March 12 at North Idaho College’s Christensen Gymnasium, it was announced.

The games are seniors-only competitions featuring players from the Boise area against players from the rest of the state.

For the men’s regional team, Kross Taylor and Titus Yearout will represent the Wildcats. The team coach will be Zachary Eastman of Lapwai.

On the girls’ side, Grace Sobotta will represent the Wildcats. Camden Barger of Grangeville is a substitute.

The girls’ game takes place at 1 p.m., followed by the girls taking on the boys in a 3-point shooting contest at 3 p.m., then with a dunk contest afterwards. The boys game will take place at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. IdahoSports.com will broadcast the event.

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