NW Sports from the AP

Date: 03/06/2015 04:59 AM

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

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 12 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers pulled away in the second half for a 94-75 victory over the Dallas Mavericks last night. It was Portland’s fifth straight win but it was costly: Starting guard Wesley Matthews had to be helped off the court with a left foot injury early in the third quarter. He did not return and the extent of the injury was uncertain.

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Tyler Harvey scored 24 points, Venky Jois had 21 and 10 rebounds and Eastern Washington held off Idaho State 85-81 yesterday to move into a three-way tie at the top of the Big Sky Conference with one game remaining. Drew Brandon had 11 points, including the clinching free throws with eight seconds left, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the Eagles (22-8, 13-4), who are tied with Sacramento State.

SEATTLE (AP) – Lia Galdeira had a career-high 34 points yesterday and Washington State advanced in the Pac-12 tournament’s opening game, 66-64 over Oregon. Galdiera was 6 of 10 from 3-point range and 14 of 24 overall with six rebounds and four assists for the Cougars (17-13).

SEATTLE (AP) – Haley Smith scored 16, and Jamee Swan added 15 and four blocked shots to help No. 9 seed Colorado women beat eighth-seeded USC 75-63 in the opening round of the Pac-12 Conference tournament last night. Lexy Kresl had 12 points and seven assists and Lauren Huggins scored 11 for Colorado (14-16), which will face top-seeded and No. 8-ranked Oregon State in the quarterfinals today.


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