Date: 03/07/2013 05:31 AM
Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Marc Gasol had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Jerryd Bayless scored all 13 of his points in the final 13 minutes, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Portland Trail Blazers 91-85 last night. Memphis, which won its second straight and 10th in the last 11, rallied from 17 points down in the third quarter. Mike Conley added 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, and had six assists. Damian Lillard had 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting to lead Portland. J.J. Hickson had 12 points and 13 boards.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Brock Motum had 20 points and 11 rebounds as last-place Washington State upset No. 23 UCLA 73-61 last night, breaking a 19-game home losing streak to the Bruins that extended to 1993. Royce Woolridge added 19 points for Washington State, which also broke a nine-game losing streak that had put coach Ken Bone on the hot seat. Jordan Adams scored 18 points for UCLA, which had won four straight games and entered the day tied with Oregon for first place in the Pac-12.
KENT, Wash. (AP) – Stephon Carter’s jumper with three seconds left in overtime gave Cal State Bakersfield a 75-74 win over Seattle. Tyrone White had 27 points, Brandon Barnes 19 points and 11 rebounds and Carter 12 points for the Roadrunners. Chad Rasmussen scored 13 points, Louis Green 11 and Prince Obasi 10 for the Redhawks. Obasi’s layup with 11 seconds remaining in regulation culminated a comeback from seven points down with three minutes to go, knotted the score at 64-all.
SEATTLE (AP) – Scott Suggs scored 18 points and redshirt freshman Jernard Jarreau added a career-high 12 to lead Washington to a 65-57 win over USC last night. Jarreau and the Huskies combined to make 17 consecutive free throws over the final 17:40, following five consecutive misses to start the game. Andrew Andrews scored five of his seven points in the final 2:07. Suggs scored 11 of his 18 points after halftime, making 8 of 13 shots for the game. Washington won its third straight game.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Ashley Hamilton scored 21 points, Anthony Ireland added 12 and Loyola Marymount ended a 14-game losing streak with a 65-54 win over Portland in first round action of the West Coast Conference tournament last night. The Pilots made it a two possession game after Bryce Pressley hit two free throws to make it 60-54 with 28 seconds left but Portland committed three turnovers in its final three possessions and ninth-seeded Loyola Marymount held on for the win.
SEATTLE (AP) – For a change, talking about Pac-12 women’s basketball from a national perspective doesn’t stop after mentioning No. 4 Stanford. Right behind the Cardinal, and sharing the conference title this year, is rapidly improving and fifth-ranked California. Not too far back are No. 14 UCLA and the surprise of the season, No. 18 Colorado. Even recently downtrodden Washington is showing signs of resurgence and is on the verge of a 20-win season. The depth of the conference will get a chance to showcase itself this week as the Pac-12 tournament moves out of Los Angeles and gets a four-day billing at Seattle’s KeyArena.
OPHIR, Alaska (AP) – There wasn’t much movement Wednesday on the leader board for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Four-time winner Lance Mackey continues to lead the 1,000-mile race to Nome. Mackey was the first musher to leave the Ophir checkpoint at 5:45 a.m. yesterday. Sonny Lindner left Ophir about 8 a.m., and Jeff King, another four-time champion, left less than an hour later. Mushers are approaching the half-way mark in the race, which began Sunday. Two teams have since scratched.
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