NW Sports from the AP

Date: 11/13/2014 04:59 AM

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

DENVER (AP) – Damian Lillard had 27 points and a season-high nine assists as the Portland Trail Blazers used a big first half to rout the Denver Nuggets 130-113 last night. The Blazers scored 84 points in the first half, one basket away from matching the team record for a half (86) set against Golden State on Jan. 5, 1986.

SEATTLE (AP) – Washington signed six recruits for 2015, led by in-state star Dejounte Murray and power forward Marquese Chriss. The recruiting class announced by coach Lorenzo Romar is ranked among the top 10 in the country by various outlets making it the highest-ranked group of recruits in Romar’s tenure. Murray, a 6-foot-5 guard from Seattle’s Rainier Beach High, is the star of the class as the top-ranked player in the state.

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – New Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent has signed four players in his first recruiting class with the Cougars. Kent signed Robert Franks, a 6-foot-7 forward from Vancouver, Washington, who is entering his senior season at Evergreen High School. He also signed Derrien King, a 6-foot-7 forward from California, 6-foot-9 forward Jeff Pollard of Utah, and Renard Suggs, a 6-foot-3 guard.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks are placing tight end Zach Miller on injured reserve after he struggled in returning from ankle surgery. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Miller will need a second surgery to get the problems in ankle corrected. Miller underwent surgery during Seattle’s bye week after its Week 3 victory over Denver.


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