Gary Payton II had 14 points, nine rebounds and five steals to lead Oregon State past UC Santa Barbara 76 – 64 last night. The 9 and 3 Beavers had six players score in double figures, including Jarmal Reid with 16 points and Olaf Schaftenaar with 14. The Beavers are off the hardwood at the start of the New Year, before they face the Ducks Saturday in Eugene.
The 31st annual Morning After 5K Fun Ru / Walk will get under way Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Runners are to meet under the bridge on Bay Street in old town Florence. There is no entry fee, no timing, no prizes, in fact there is no racing and no excuses.