NW Sports from the AP

Date: 11/16/2015 05:00 AM

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

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum didn’t want to talk much about facing his old team. Instead, Batum let his game do the talking Sunday, scoring a season-high 33 points as the Hornets held off a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 106-94. Al Jefferson added 29 points, Kemba Walker had 14 and Jeremy Lamb 13 for Charlotte, which won its third straight home game.

SEATTLE (AP) – Marcus Graves scored a career-high 24 points, and Sacramento State used a big second half to pull away from Seattle for a 77-65 win on Sunday. Graves, who hit 7 of his 15 attempts and added five rebounds and five assists, had 20 points in the Hornets’ win over Arizona State on Friday after totaling just 16 points as a freshman last season.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Erica McCall scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and No. 16 Stanford closed the game with a 19-1 run to defeat Gonzaga 65-48 on Sunday. A 3-pointer by Lili Thompson, who scored 21 points, put the Cardinal (2-0) up 46-38 with 8:50 to play but the Bulldogs (1-1) responded with 9 straight points, taking a 47-46 lead on Kiara Kudron’s free throw at the 6:23 mark.

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) – Brynton Lemar scored 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting and UC Davis beat Portland 79-66 on Sunday night. Josh Fox scored 15, Darius Graham added 12 and Nolan Berry, 10. Led by Neal Monson’s 15 rebounds, the Aggies (1-1) out-rebounded the Pilots 53-33, but were hurt by 20 turnovers that resulted in 28 Portland points.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Lexi Bando scored 18 points, Jillian Alleyne had 12 points and 13 rebounds and the Oregon women upset No. 22 North Carolina 79-77 on Sunday, marking the first time the Tar Heels ever opened the season with two straight losses.


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