NW Sports from the AP

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points and

Marcus Camby grabbed a season-high 22 rebounds as the Portland

Trail Blazers beat Memphis 97-84 on Tuesday night, snapping the

Grizzlies’ seven-game winning streak. Jamal Crawford scored 15

points, Wesley Matthews added 13 and Nicolas Batum and Raymond

Felton had 10 each for Portland. Aldridge hit his first five shots

and scored 14 points during the first quarter as the Blazers won

consecutive games for the first time since Jan. 10. Camby was a

force under the boards throughout the game, pulling down 12

rebounds during the first half.

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) – Will Davis II had 21 points, 10 rebounds

and five blocks to lead UC Irvine to a 78-67 victory against

Seattle on Tuesday night. Chris McNealy added 13 points and Adam

Folker seven points and 15 rebounds for the Anteaters (7-13). Aaron

Broussard scored 10 points and Prince Osabi 14 for the Redhawks


TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – After 15 years as an NFL quarterback, Jon Kitna hopes to return to his old high school in Tacoma as a coach.  The News Tribune reports he started Monday as a math teacher at his alma mater Lincoln High and applied for the open job of football coach. Athletic director Char Davenport says there were no other applicants and the position closes on Wednesday.