NW Sports from the AP

Date: 02/24/2016 04:59 AM

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

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum each scored 34 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-104 last night for their sixth consecutive victory. Lillard became the first player to score at least 30 points in five straight games for Portland since Geoff Petrie in the franchise’s inaugural 1970-71 season. McCollum added six assists and five rebounds.

UNDATED (AP) – The Vancouver Canucks are preparing for their match against the Ottawa Senators. The Canucks are coming off a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Vancouver will host the Senators tomorrow at Rogers Arena.

SEATTLE (AP) – Clint Dempsey scored in both halves, including a curling free kick just before halftime, but the Seattle Sounders settled for a 2-2 draw with Club America in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals last night. Dempsey scored in the 44th and 52nd minutes, the second goal coming off a corner kick from Andreas Ivanschitz. But Seattle’s backline cracked under pressure from Club America and now will go to Azteca Stadium next week with the Sounders likely needing a victory to advance.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A former University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey player has been found not guilty of charges that he sexually assaulted a woman on campus. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that 24-year-old Nolan Youngmun, of Anchorage, had been charged with first and second degree sexual assault after the woman reported he raped her on April, 5 2015. Youngmun has been cleared of both charges.


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