NW Sports from the AP

Date: 12/14/2012 05:29 AM

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


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Rookie guard Damian Lillard had a career-high 29 points and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the San Antonio Spurs their second straight loss with a 98-90 victory last night. The Spurs, who have lost only six games this season, trailed by as many as 12 points in the second half but Manu Ginobili’s (MAN’-oo jih-NOH’-bleez) layup cut the deficit to 89-85.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Brock Motum scored 27 points, DaVonte Lacy added 11 points including three 3-pointers and Washington State beat Jackson State 52-41. Washington State trailed 34-32 with 12 minutes left before the Cougars went on a 14-0 run. The Tigers didn’t score again until the 5:15 mark and managed to score only four more points the rest of the way.

SEATTLE (AP) – Scott Suggs played through leg cramps to score a career-high 24 points, Aziz N’Diaye (AH’-zeez EHN’-jeye) added 14 points, and Washington led by as many as 27 in the first half en route to a 87-74 win over crosstown rival Seattle. Washington has now won eight straight in the series that took a nearly 30-year hiatus when the Redhawks dropped from Division I.

SEATTLE (AP) – Adrian Hanauer will keep his job as general manager of the Seattle Sounders after season-ticket holders and fan alliance members overwhelmingly voted to retain him. The results of the Sounders’ first general manager vote were announced last night during the organization’s yearly meeting. Out of 13,775 total votes, 13,271 were in favor of retaining Hanauer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Liz Brenner had 17 kills and 17 digs to help fifth-seeded Oregon sweep the final three sets and upset top-seeded Penn State last night in the NCAA women’s volleyball semifinals. The Ducks won 21-25, 30-28, 25-22, 25-19 to advance to the title game tomorrow night against third-seeded Texas, a five-set winner over unseeded Michigan.


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