NW Sports from the AP

Date: 03/06/2014 04:59 AM

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


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Nicolas Batum had 14 points and a career-high 18 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers routed Atlanta 102-78, a loss that marked the end of Hawks guard Kyle Korver’s NBA-record streak of 127 games with a 3-pointer. Mo Williams added 15 points off the bench for Portland, which had six players in double figures.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Nick Johnson scored 25 points and No. 3 Arizona beat Oregon State 74-69 last night in a back-and-forth game that wasn’t decided until the final minutes. Kaleb Tarczewski added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (28-2, 15-2 Pac-12), who had already clinched the regular season conference title. Roberto Nelson scored 25 points and Devon Collier had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Beavers (15-14, 7-10).

SEATTLE (AP) – Stanford is going to the NCAA women’s basketball tournament again, likely as a No. 1 seed. California, Oregon State and Arizona State are almost assured of joining the Cardinal after all finished with at least 21 wins in the regular season. The question for the Pac-12 is whether anyone else can play their way into the NCAAs with a strong performance in the conference tournament this week at KeyArena in Seattle.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Aaron Burmeister has the lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Officials say in a release that Burmeister was the first musher to reach the checkpoint in Cripple. He arrived just before 3:30 yesterday afternoon. Burmeister is attempting to become the first Nome native to win the race.


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