NW Sports from the AP

Date: 12/11/2012 05:29 AM

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


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 92-74 victory over the Toronto Raptors last night in a game that was overshadowed by injuries for both sides. Toronto also lost reserve Amir Johnson in the second half after he was ejected for arguing with an official. J.J. Hickson added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who were without injured starters Nicolas Batum (bah-TOOM’) and Wesley Matthews.

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) – Chad Rasmussen scored 16 points and Seattle beat Eastern Washington 75-69 last night. Clarence Trent had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Redhawks and Deshaun Sunderhaus added 10 points. Seattle shot 50 percent from the field – 59 percent in the second half. The Redhawks were ahead 33-30 and led throughout the second half. The Redhawks held on despite making just 8 of 17 from the free-throw line. Justin Crosgile led the Eagles with 15 points.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Pete Carroll says he felt the Seattle Seahawks handled their blowout win over Arizona in proper fashion. Carroll said yesterday that the goal in the second half of Seattle’s 58-0 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday was to continue to play well and make progress while also getting some younger players some work. Now the challenge for 8-5 Seattle is not letting the victory become a lingering hangover as they travel to Toronto to face the Buffalo Bills.

NEW YORK (AP) – The 49ers-Seahawks game that could decide the NFC West is moving to prime time. The NFL says that San Francisco’s matchup with Seattle on Dec. 23 will be on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” The San Diego Chargers and New York Jets were originally in that slot, but both teams have losing records. Starting in Week 11, the league’s flexible scheduling policy allows it to move a more appealing game to Sunday night. It’s the first time this season a switch has been made.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Three Oregon State players arrested following a fight at a Corvallis bar over the weekend have been suspended from the team. Senior defensive end Rudolf Fifita, junior defensive tackle Mana Rosa and junior linebacker Dyllon Kalena Mafi were arraigned yesterday. All face two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of second-degree disorderly conduct. Mafi faces an additional charge for misrepresenting his age. The players are due back in court on Jan. 10.


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