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Thursday February 25, 2010
COLLEGE look at the program... he’s done
BASKETBALL Wrestling all the right things.”
Davis was excited when he
Continued from 1B learned that Pena was going to
be his college teammate, and his
RECORD: 12-14, 4-10 (Pac-10). face, how hard the workouts only lament is that “I only get
UP NEXT: 7:30 p.m. tonight at USC are,” Peña said. “But you’ve just one year on the team with him.”
(16-10, 8-6). got to get used to it.” It has been Davis’ best season
TV: No local television. Growing pains are to be
in a career that he says “has
expected, especially for a fresh-
UPDATE: The script has become gone by real quick.” But Davis
man. Peña had no intention of
familiar. Oregon continues to isn’t prepared to close the door
struggle with its shooting and the redshirting. If he was good
enough to make the lineup, Peña on wrestling after nationals. He
losses mount. The Ducks, who plans to stay in the program as a
have lost five games in a row and wanted to “go out there and
10 of 12, had just one assist in show what I could do.” volunteer assistant, and com-
Saturday’s 64-49 home defeat to The results have been encour- plete his sociology degree fall
California and didn’t make a field aging despite more setbacks in quarter.
goal in the last 10 minutes. one season than Pena experienced As for his future as a competi-
There are no quick fixes for what in his entire high school career. tive wrestler?
ails the Ducks. Center Michael “He’s wrestled a lot of tough “There’s still freestyle which
Dunigan (9.9 points per game, kids,” said fourth-year OSU I’d like to do and see how I do
team-high 5.2 rebounds) is coach Jim Zalesky “He’s just
. there,” Davis said.
expected back after missing the going through the ropes of Peña has the look of a warrior.
past two games with a hip injury.
learning college, but he com- He has a few abrasions on his
Coach Ernie Kent brought Tajuan petes hard every time.” face, which for a wrestler is a
Porter (10.7 ppg) off the bench in So does Davis.
the Cal game, but it didn’t help
badge of courage.
A two-time state champion at Make no mistake, seven min-
the senior guard regain his
shooting touch. Porter, who is
Sprague, Davis hopes to con- utes on the mat for college
the school’s career leader in clude his college career in style. matches is a test of skill,
3-pointers, is 4 of 25 from behind He advanced to the NCAA cham- endurance and tenacity .
the arc during the current losing pionships last year at 165 but did “Technique is a lot of it, but
streak. not place. it’s not everything,” said Pena,
Sophomore forward Jeremy “I’m a big believer in that
who like Davis has been
Jacob (7.3 ppg) and freshman you’ve got to shoot high in order
wrestling since he was 6 years
forward E.J. Singler (5.9 ppg) to land where you want to,” said
were solid last week. Jacob Davis, who is 32-8 overall. “When old. “A lot of it has to do with
averaged 16.5 points and 6.5 I get to nationals, what I’m DENNIS WOLVERTON | Special to the Statesman Journal how tough you are as a person,
rebounds last week against Cal thinking is I want that No. 1 Oregon State wrestler Keegan Davis (right) works on a UC how much heart you have.”
and Stanford. Singler averaged spot. I’ve competed with top- Davis opponent earlier this season. Peña learned more than a
12.5 points and 7.5 boards. ranked guys. I think it’s within decade ago that wrestling was in
Sophomore guard Malcolm my grasp.” Colby Covington, a junior who mer Beaver wrestler Kary Had- his blood. It’s a passion that con-
Armstead (11.0 ppg, 4.3 assists, The Pac-10 title also appears to tinues to grow.
competes at 174, has a 35-5 record den.
2.1 steals) leads the Ducks in be within the Beavers’ grasp, but “Once you get your hand
scoring and is second in the and is OSU’s highest ranked “He’s done a good job with
they’ll have to get past No. 11 raised it’s like the best feeling
conference in steals and fourth wrestler at No. 8. that program,” Zalesky said. ever,” he said.
in assists. Boise State, the defending con-
ference champion. OSU’s two It’s no accident that OSU has “He’s got some kids there now
Barring a late-season surge, two wrestlers from Sprague, a that in the future hopefully
conference losses this season ghorowitz@StatesmanJournal.com
Oregon is headed for the play-in
game of the Pac-10 tournament.
came against the Broncos. perennial power coached by for- could be Oregon State guys. You or (503) 399-6726
USC, which is ineligible for the
Pac-10 tournament, is third in the
conference standings. The AREA HIGHLIGHTS AREA
Trojans are led by Dwight Lewis
Corban closed the regular season Island Classic. Lauren Archer and
(14.0 ppg) and Nikola Vucevic High schools by winning five of its final seven Whitney French led the Beavers with NOTEBOOK
(11.7, 9.7 rpg), who leads the
conference contests. final rounds of 2-over par 74s.
conference in rebounding. BOYS BASKETBALL In addition to Steigleman, three The Beavers posted rounds of 303, CHEMEKETA
Oregon won the first matchup other Warriors players were in double 316 and a final round score of 305 for Men’s basketball: The
67-57 on Jan. 30 at McArthur CENTRAL VALLEY figures with Jennesa Miller leading the a tournament total of 60-over 924. Storm are one win away from
Court. Sprague 58, South Salem 51: Michael way with 21 points. Emily Tsugawa
nailing down the top seed from
Moyer scored 21 points and Kyle dropped in 15 points and Tess Bennett WOMEN’S SWIMMING the Northwest Athletic Associ-
ONLINE POLL McNally added 14 as Sprague (8-3) scored 12 points.
Pac-10 Championships: The Oregon
The Warriors play at Eastern ation of Community Colleges
StatesmanJournal.com readers wrapped up second place in the State record for the 200-yard medley
Oregon on Friday in the semifinals. South Region.
were asked if Ernie Kent should conference with the road win Tuesday. CORBAN— Katie Steigleman 30, Miller 21, Tsugawa 15, relay only lasted one year as the team
Jake Withnell led all scorers with 22 Bennett 12, Tribble 6, Harter 2, Buhler 2, Shaughnessy. To-
Chemeketa (20-2, 10-2
return as Oregon’s men’s of Jenni Dole, Signe Larson, Anna
points for South Salem (5-6), which
tals 27-66 31-38 88. NMWAACC South) finishes
basketball coach next season NORTHWEST— Jessica Wilkerson 34, Jackson 17, Dri- Crandall and Ashley Kerekanich broke
still is battling for a playoff spot. vstuen 7, McKean 6, Hornyak 5, Welk 4, Herd 3, Breiden-
the record by more than a second at
the regular season with home
(270 readers responded): SPR— Michael Moyer 21, McNally 14, Chinn 5, Kidd 4, back 1, Oliver. Totals 24-71 21-30.
games against Southwestern
Lapray 2, Ellis 2, Foote 2, Triance 8, Willmon. Totals 20 13- Halftime: Corban 38-35. 3-point goals: COR 3 (Steigleman the Pac-10 Women’s Swimming
YES: 13 percent 18 58.
2); NW 8 (Wilkerson 5). Rebounds: COR 49 (Bennett 7, Trib-
Championships with a time of 1:40.26. Oregon (10-14, 5-7) at 7:30 p.m.
ble 7); NW 46 (Jackson 9). Assists: COR 7 (Steigleman 3);
NO: 31.5 SS— Jake Withnell 22, Atkinson 12, Espitia 4, Ramos 3,
Burgess 3, Jackson 2, Fohn 2, Castenada, Hanson. Totals
NW 17 (Oliver 7). The Beavers are in fifth place Friday and Umpqua (5-18, 3-9)
NOT SURE: 7.4 percent 19 7-8 51. through two events with a score of 96 at 6 p.m. Saturday.
SPR 17 15 11 15—58 WOMEN’S GOLF points just 20 points behind Arizona The Stor m are one game
DON’T CARE: 48.1 percent SS 16 8 10 17—51
Kiawah Island Classic: Oregon State and USC who are tied for first with 116 ahead of Clackamas but hold
3-point goals: SPR 3 (Triance 3, Moyer 1); SS 6 (Atkinson points.
finished 16th with a strong final round the tiebreaker edge because of
OREGON STATE 4, Burgess 1, Ramos 1).
of the three-day, 54-hole Kiawah — Statesman Journal
Records: South Salem (5-6); Sprague (8-3). a sweep of the season series.
JV— South Salem. Frosh— South Salem.
RECORD: 12-14, 6-8 (Pac-10). p.m. Semifinals, 7-9:30 p.m. The NWAACC champi-
UP NEXT: 8 p.m. tonight at UCLA
Colleges State wrestling SATURDAY: Session 5, 9 a.m. to
onships run March 6-9 at the
Toyota Center in Kennewick,
3 p.m.; Finals, 5:30-9 p.m.
TV: FSN (Comcast 34). WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WHAT: OSAA state wrestling meet Wash.
TICKETS: 3-day tickets $45 adult, If Chemeketa wins the South
UPDATE: Just when the Beavers Corban 88, Northwest 77: Katie WHERE: Memorial Coliseum, $30 student; 2-day tickets $30
Steigleman led the Warriors with 30 Portland Region the Storm would face
seemed to be riding a wave of adult, $20 student; Individual the No. 4 seed from the East
momentum — victories at points as Corban upset the third- TODAY: Session 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. sessions $8 adult, $5 student; Region, likely Spokane or Yaki-
Arizona and a 16-point home win place team in the conference Tuesday Session 2, 5:30-9:40 p.m. semifinals/finals $9 adult, $6 ,
ma Valley in the first round.
against conference leader to advance to the semifinals of the
FRIDAY: Session 3, 9 a.m. to 5:15 student
California — they took a step Cascade Conference tournament. — James Day
back with Saturday’s 65-55 loss
to Stanford at Gill Coliseum. Still,
OSU has won three of its past STANDINGS, RESULTS TODAY’S SPORTS EVENTS
five games. 7. Warrenton 39 5t. Scio 25
8. Glide 34 5t. Pilot Rock 25
The Beavers are eighth in the
standings and hope to avoid
High schools 9. OES
7. East Linn Christian
15 On the air Time TV (Comcast) Radio
Others receiving votes: Harrisburg 9. Oakland 12
finishing in one of the bottom two 22, Rainier 21, PAA 19, Bandon 13, 10. De La Salle 9
slots, which would translate into Boys basketball Toledo 9, Riverside 5. Others receiving votes: Corbett 4,
Enterprise 2, Riddle 1.
Boys high school basketball
the play-in game of the Pac-10 STATE PLAYOFFS Girls basketball
tournament. CLASS 3A - FIRST ROUND Woodburn at W. Albany 7 p.m. KSHO 920 AM
STATE PLAYOFFS Sprague at South Salem 2 p.m.(taped) W CCTV
Leading scorer Calvin Haynes SATURDAY’S GAMES
Riverside at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. CLASS 3A - FIRST ROUND Colleges South Salem at McNary 5:30 p.m. KBZY 1490 AM
(13.2 ppg) had 21 points and six Bandon at Warrenton, 7 p.m. FRIDAY’S GAMES
Glide at Burns, 7 p.m. Cascade Chr. at Warrenton, 5 p.m.
rebounds in the Stanford game.
He has scored in double figures
Portland Adventist at Dayton, 7 p.m.
Sheridan at Santiam Chr., 7 p.m.
Sheridan at Vale, 5 p.m.
Umatilla at Coquille, 7 p.m. Men’s basketball Golf
Rainier at Nyssa, noon. Valley Cath. at Santiam Chr., 7 p.m.
the past eight games. Seth OES at Horizon Chr., 4 p.m. Toledo at Burns, 6 p.m. MAJOR SCORES LPGA, HSBC Champ. (taped) 9:30 a.m. b GOLF
Tarver (10.7 ppg, team-high Toledo at Cascade Christian, 5 p.m. Gold Beach at Rainier, 6 p.m. EAST PGA, Phoenix Open 1 p.m. b GOLF
CLASS 2A - FIRST ROUND Port. Adventist at Willamina, 7 p.m. American U. 80, Navy 77, 2OT
4.8 rpg) leads the conference Rogue River at Regis, 7 p.m. Boston College 80, Virginia Tech 60
with 62 steals. Freshman center
West. Menn. at N. Douglas, 5 p.m.
Knappa at Chiloquin, 5 p.m.
CLASS 2A - FIRST ROUND
George Mason 61, Delaware 59
George Washington 81, La Salle 72 Men’s college basketball
Joe Burton has been coming on Monroe vs. Portland Christian, at Mult- Corbett at Oakland, 6 p.m.
Lafayette 80, Army 54
Lehigh 81, Bucknell 59
Iowa at Northwestern 4 p.m. d ESPN
lately. He averaged 9.5 points and nomah University 7 p.m.
Salem Acad. at West.-McEwen, 6 p.m.
E. Linn Christian at Pilot Rock, 7 p.m. Maine 66, Albany, N.Y. 53 Tulsa at Duke 4 p.m. e ESPN2
Scio vs. De La Salle at Salvation Army Marquette 63, St. John’s 61, OT
6.5 rebounds last week against Stanfield at St. Mary’s, 1 p.m. Community Center, 6 p.m. Ohio St. 75, Penn St. 67
Arizona at California 6 p.m. d ESPN
Cal and Stanford. E. Linn Christian at Central Linn, 6 p.m.
Heppner vs. De La Salle at Salvation
Oakridge at St. Mary’s, 6 p.m.
Heppner at Riddle, 6 p.m.
St. Bonaventure 73, Fordham 68 South Carolina at Kentucky 6 p.m. e ESPN2
Stony Brook 82, Vermont 78 San Francisco at Portland 7 p.m. f CSN
Army Community Center, 4 p.m. Chiloqnuin vs. Portland Christian at
Center Roeland Schaftenaar is Temple 49, Dayton 41
Lakeview at Blanchet, 2 p.m. Multnomah University, 7 p.m. UMBC 79, New Hampshire 50 Santa Clara at Gonzaga 8 p.m. e ESPN2
averaging 8.9 points overall and CLASS 1A - FIRST ROUND Union at Lakeview, 6 p.m. UNC Wilmington 75, Drexel 69 Oregon State at UCLA 8 p.m. c FSN
Knappa at Salem Academy, 7 p.m. Villanova 74, South Florida 49
10.8 in Pac-10 games. WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS
CLASS 1A - FIRST ROUND SOUTH Oregon at USC (delayed) 9:15 p.m. KGAL 1580 AM
Crane 64, Sherman 59
Charlotte 95, Saint Joseph’s 58
OSU continues to play sound Umpqua Valley Chr. 58, City Christian 54
McKenzie 62, Perrydale 41
McKenzie 50, Columbia Christian 44 Davidson 60, UNC Greensboro 56
defense in its active 1-3-1 zone.
The Beavers are third in the
Triad 57, Imbler 52
Columbia Chr. 66, Mapleton 51
Crane 64, Gilchrist 33
Griswold 54, Joseph 27
Florida St. 77, North Carolina 67
LSU 65, Arkansas 54 NBA
Powder Valley 81, Spray 63 Jewell 40, Days Creek 27 Maryland 88, Clemson 79 Cavaliers at Celtics 5 p.m. w TNT
Pac-10 in scoring defense (61.1 Ione 54, Hosanna Christian 36 Dufur 56, Burnt River 43 Mississippi 85, Auburn 75
Mississippi St. 74, Alabama 66 Nuggets at Warriors 7:30 p.m. w TNT
Country Christian 53, Pacific 35 New Hope Christian 56, Crow 49
ppg) and third in field goal SECOND ROUND Perrydale 34, Damascus Chr. 33 Nicholls St. 68, Cent. Arkansas 51
SMU 59, East Carolina 54
percentage defense (.425).
UCLA, which is tied for fifth in the
Crane at Wallowa
Hosana Chr. 63, Pine Eagle 50
SECOND ROUND Towson 83, William & Mary 77
UAB 53, UCF 49
Umpqua Valley Chr. at St. Paul FRIDAY’S GAMES
McKenzie at Damas. Chr. McKenzie at Elkton
UTEP 59, Southern Miss. 56 Winter Olympics 3 p.m. I KGW
conference, defeated the Triad at Nixyaawii Crane at Nixyaawii
Va. Commonwealth 76, James
8 p.m. I KGW
Beavers 62-52 on Jan. 30 at Gill Columbia Chr. at Days Creek Griswold at North Lake MIDWEST 12:35 a.m. (Fri.) I KGW
Powder Valley at Butte Falls Jewell at Portland Waldorf
Coliseum. The Bruins have won Ione at Jordan Valley Dufur at Imbler
Akron 77, Buffalo 67
Bradley 75, Wichita St. 73
nine consecutive games in the
series. Michael Roll (13.6 ppg)
Country Chr. at Mohawk
New Hope Chr. at Country Chr.
Perrydale at Mohawk
Hosanna Chr. at Adrian
Cincinnati 74, DePaul 69
E. Michigan 72, Ball St. 67 Women’s basketball
Illinois St. 75, Indiana St. 58
leads UCLA in scoring and is CLASS 3A COACHES POLLS Iowa St. 78, Nebraska 74
Iowa State at Kansas 4 p.m. c FSN
second in the Pac-10 in 3-point 1. Dayton 63 Kent St. 75, Bowling Green 69 Stanford at Arizona State 6 p.m. c FSN
CLASS 2A Missouri 92, Colorado 63
2. Nyssa 60
field goal percentage (.441). 3. Horizon Christian 56 1. Portland Christian (4) 49 Missouri St. 75, Drake 59 STATIONS AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
4. Cascade Christian 53 2. Salem Academy (1) 44 N. Illinois 67, Cent. Michigan 65
— Gary Horowitz 5. Santiam Christian 48 3. St. Mary’s 42 Notre Dame 68, Pittsburgh 53
6. Sheridan 44 4. Heppner 31 Ohio 70, Miami (Ohio) 68
Purdue 59, Minnesota 58
Xavier 73, Saint Louis 71
In the area
High school athlete of the week Baylor 70, Texas A&M 66
Houston 92, Memphis 75
You can vote at StatesmanJournal.com/prepsports for the Capitol Auto Group
Marshall 77, Rice 54
Sam Houston St. 74, McNeese St. Boys high school basketball
56 CENTRAL VALLEY— South Salem at McNary, 5:30 p.m.; West Salem
high school athlete of the week. The poll closes at 3 p.m. Thursday. This week’s Stephen F.Austin 77, Texas St. 70
candidates are below. Texas 69, Oklahoma St. 59 at McKay, 7 p.m.; Redmond at Sprague, 7 p.m.
UTSA 88, Northwestern St. 74 MID-WILLAMETTE— Silverton at Corvallis, 7 p.m.; Dallas at Lebanon,
BYU 82, San Diego St. 68 7 p.m.; Woodburn at West Albany, 7 p.m.
Cal St.-Fullerton 70, Cal Poly 68
Girls high school basketball
UC Santa Barbara 74, CS North-
UNLV 78, TCU 62
Utah 54, Air Force 43 CENTRAL VALLEY— McKay at West Salem, 7 p.m.; South Salem at
McNary, 7 p.m.; Sprague at Redmond, 7 p.m.
Women’s basketball MID-WILLAMETTE— Lebanon at Dallas, 7 p.m.; Corvallis at
MAJOR SCORES Silverton, 7 p.m.; West Albany at Woodburn, 7 p.m.
Ark.-Little Rock 56, Troy 43
Arkansas St. 67, New Orleans 52
Cent. Arkansas 83, Nicholls St. 68
Lamar 79, Texas-Arlington 73 Western Oregon at Montana St. Billings, 5 p.m.; Oregon at USC,
Tava Lewis Junior Crystal Marie Miner Nebraska 80, Oklahoma 64 7:30 p.m.; Oregon St. at UCLA, 8 p.m.
Oklahoma St. 73, Texas 72, OT
Cascade Espitia Kibby South Salem Stephen F.Austin 95, Texas St. 83
girls basketball South Salem Cascade girls swimming
Idaho 74, San Jose St. 59 Women’s basketball
boys basketball girls swimming New Mexico 65, Colorado St. 50
Western Oregon at NW Nazarene, 3:15 p.m.; UCLA at Oregon St.,
San Diego St. 73, BYU 71
UC Santa Barbara 67, CS North- 7 p.m.; USC at Oregon, 7 p.m.
ONLINE ridge 54
Utah 73, Air Force 48
See StatesmanJournal.com for a photo gallery from the South Salem-Sprague girls College baseball
game, plus blogs from high schools reporter Bill Poehler. Also, Poehler and Oregon at Hawaii, 3 p.m.; Corban at Linfield, 6 p.m.
videographer Chris Hagan interviewed Salem Academy girls coach René Houle, and Fish counts
the program was posted at noon Wednesday. Today through Saturday, look for photo
galleries of the OSAA state wrestling tournament in Portland. Hagan will have video WILLAMETTE FALLS
Oregon vs Utah, 3 p.m.; Oregon vs Texas A&M, 8:30 p.m.
highlights of Saturday’s championship matches. As of Sunday, Feb. 21
DAILY CUM GAMES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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