Regional Sports Nov 4

sports3Blazers beat Spurs 115-105
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Nicolas Batum hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in the Portland Trail Blazers' 115-105 home-opening victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night.

Damian Lillard had 25 points, seven assists and seven rebounds, and LaMarcus Aldridge added 24 points for the Blazers, who led by as many as 13 points. Tim Duncan sat out the Spurs' 91-85 win Friday night against the Lakers after bruising his chest in Wednesday's season-opening victory over Memphis. He had 24 points in the first loss this season for the Western Conference champions. Portland has won 13 straight home openers.

 

Johnson, Nagbe lift Timbers past Sounders, 2-1
SEATTLE (AP) - Ryan Johnson flicked in a header early in the first half, and Darlington Nagbe scored midway through the second half on Saturday night as the Portland Timbers beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 in the first leg of their Western Conference semifinals series. The third-year Timbers, playing in their first MLS postseason contest, need just a draw in Wednesday's second leg at Portland to advance to the conference finals. Osvaldo Alonso scored in the 90th minute for the Sounders, who need to win the second leg by at least two goals to win the aggregate total and advance. If the Sounders outscore the Timbers by one goal in the second match to even the aggregate total, there would be overtime to decide the series.

 

Portland State charges past Weber State 45-24
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - DJ Adams ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns to push Portland State to a 45-24 win over Weber State on Saturday. The Vikings (5-4, 2-3 Big Sky Conference) got help on the ground from Nate Tago, who also punched in two TD runs, while Thomas Carter hauled in a 36-yard touchdown pass from Colin Ramirez. The defense added a TD as well when safety David Edgerson recovered a fumble by Weber State quarterback Austin Chipoletti and ran it 28 yards into the end zone. Marcus Kinsella kicked a 47 yard field goal. Chipoletti threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Shaydon Kehano to close the gap for the Wildcats (1-8, 0-5) to close out the half trailing by just two touchdowns. He rushed for another TD in the third quarter from the 1-yard line, and connected on a 9-yard TD pass to Erik Walker.

 

Johnson, Nagbe lift Timbers past Sounders, 2-1
SEATTLE (AP) - Ryan Johnson flicked in a header early in the first half, and Darlington Nagbe scored midway through the second half on Saturday night as the Portland Timbers beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 in the first leg of their Western Conference semifinals series. The third-year Timbers, playing in their first MLS postseason contest, need just a draw in Wednesday's second leg at Portland to advance to the conference finals. Osvaldo Alonso scored in the 90th minute for the Sounders, who need to win the second leg by at least two goals to win the aggregate total and advance. If the Sounders outscore the Timbers by one goal in the second match to even the aggregate total, there would be overtime to decide the series.

 

Eagles fly past Bengals 55-34
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Vernon Adams threw for 432 yards and five touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington over Idaho State 55-34 in Pocatello on Saturday. The Eagles (7-2, 5-0 Big Sky) fell behind 24-17 with five minutes left in the first half but didn't stay down for long. They took the ensuing kickoff down to the Bengals' 20-yard line, and two plays later were in the end zone. Adams was efficient, picking up his 432 yards passing on 26 completions. He threw 44 times, including five touchdowns and one interception. Cooper Kupp pulled down eight catches for 205 yards and two touchdowns. Justin Arias was 44 of 64 for 441 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception for the Bengals (3-5, 1-5) and Luke Austin added 177 yards and one touchdown on 10 catches. Idaho State trailed 31-24 at half time and never presented a substantial threat to the Eagles during the second half.

November 4, 2013