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Pendleton’s Newsom, McGlothan
headline all-CRC selections
Buckaroo boy earns
Player of the Year for
fourth straight time
The Class 5A Columbia River
Conference coaches recently released
their all-conference selections, and
the Pendleton Buckaroos earned a
sweep of the top awards.
Pendleton senior Kalan McGlo-
than and junior Tyler Newsom were
voted by the coaches as the CRC girls
and boys Players of the Year, respec-
tively. McGlothan was a double-
this season and
in the nine-game
onships for the
first time in more
than a decade. It’s McGlothan’s third
consecutive all-conference selection,
following her back-to-back first team
picks as a sophomore and junior.
Newsom became the fourth
consecutive Buckaroo boy to earn the
award, following two-time winner
Caden Smith (2016-17) and Wes
Persinger (2015). He averaged 20.7
points per-game in conference play
and was one of the top rebounders
and assist leaders for the Buckaroos
McGlothan and Newsom were not
the only Buckaroos to earn all-confer-
ence honors, though. On the boys side,
freshman sharpshooter Dakota Sams
was voted first team all-CRC after
putting up nearly 11 points per-game
and senior point guard Shaw Jerome
was voted second team for the second
straight season. For the Buckaroo
girls, seniors Jaiden Lemberger and
Maureen Davies earned first team
Focused on road to
7-6 record in 2017
AP Photo/Steve Dykes
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard drives to the basket on New York Knicks center Kyle O’Quinn during the second half of an
NBA basketball game in Portland on Tuesday. Lillard scored 37 points as the Blazers won 111-87.
Trail Blazers cruise past Knicks
By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer
PORTLAND — Damian Lillard
scored 37 points and made eight
3-pointers, and the Portland Trail
Blazers won their eighth straight
game with a 111-87 victory over
the New York Knicks on Tuesday
CJ McCollum added 19 points
for the Blazers, on their longest
winning streak since winning nine
in a row in 2014. They have moved
into third place in the Western
The Blazers hit a season-high
20 3-pointers in 33 attempts (60
percent). Lillard’s 3s were one shy
of his career high.
Enes Kanter had 18 points
and 11 rebounds for the
a season-ending ACL tear
Knicks, who lost their fifth
injury that required surgery,
straight. It was Kanter’s
and they’ve since gone 1-8.
32nd double-double this
Against the Blazers,
season, a career high. Tim
Knicks were without
Hardaway Jr. finished with
Courtney Lee because of
personal reasons. Rookie
New York has won just
Frank Ntilikina got his
one of its last 14 games.
first NBA start in his place.
The Knicks trailed by as
Lance Thomas also got the
many as 22 points.
start for New York, with
The game in Portland
Michael Beasley coming
was the third of a four-
off the bench.
game road trip for the
Knicks and comes off a
without forward Maurice
102-99 loss to the Kings on Sunday. Harkless for the third straight game
Sacramento’s Skal Labissiere had a because of a knee injury. Evan
3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left to Turner started in his place.
Lillard had 16 points in the
The Knicks lost top scorer first quarter alone and the Blazers
Kristaps Porzingis last month to led 34-28 after the period. Pat
Connaughton hit a 3-pointer at the
buzzer for Portland.
Lillard went to the bench to start
the second quarter and was briefly
looked at by trainers. Portland led
by as many as 15 points in the
quarter but the Knicks closed the
gap to 57-52 at halftime.
Lillard went to the line in the
third quarter and the fans at the
Moda Center chanted “MVP!
The Blazers were coming off a
108-103 victory the night before
against the Lakers in Los Angeles.
Lillard scored 19 of his 39 points in
the final quarter in the come-from-
Trail Blazers: Host Golden State
EUGENE — Oregon opens
spring practice on Wednesday
under coach Mario Cristobal.
But before he
even got his
O r e g o n
women’s basketball team.
The Oregon women are
coming off their first-ever
Pac-12 tournament champion-
ship and are expected to host
first-round games for the NCAA
Tournament. The selection show
is on Monday.
“I know we’ll be there in full
support,” Cristobal told reporters
in Eugene before getting down
to football business.
Cristobal replaced Willie
Taggart, who bolted to take his
dream job at Florida State. The
team’s co-offensive coordi-
nator, Cristobal was hired soon
after Taggart left after players
publicly campaigned for him.
Cristobal’s debut as coach
came in the Las Vegas Bowl,
which the Ducks lost to Boise
State. Oregon finished the
Freeman and offensive lineman
Tyrell Crosby are among those
who have since moved on. But
the Ducks return quarterback
Justin Herbert, who missed five
games last season with a broken
collarbone. Linebacker Troy
Dye is also back.
“Certainly we’re excited as
can be about spring ball. It’s
always that time of year when
Serena Williams set for return to
pro tennis tour on Thursday
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena
Williams makes her return to the pro tour after a
14-month absence with a first-round match at the
BNP Paribas Open on Thursday.
She will play Zarina Diyas of
Kazakhstan in a night match at the
Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Williams has played just one Fed
Cup doubles match while away from
the WTA Tour. The former world
No. 1 is unseeded and as a result did
not receive a first-round bye.
The new mother, who gave birth
in September, will try to become the first woman
to win three singles titles in the desert. Her other
titles came in 1999 and 2001 before she boycotted
the event for several years.
Williams, a winner of 23 Grand Slams, is in the
same bracket as older sister Venus. The siblings
could potentially face each other in the third round.
“Growing up, you figure
out really quickly how a
boy is supposed to act.
You learn what it takes
to ‘be a man.’ It’s like
a playbook: Be strong.
Don’t talk about your
feelings. Get through it on
your own. So for 29 years
of my life, I followed that
— Kevin Love
The Cleveland Cavaliers star and
Oregon native wrote an essay for
The Players Tribune on Tuesday,
detailing Love’s recent bouts with
panic attacks and lifelong strug-
gles with mental health.
Gonzaga beats BYU to lock up
sixth straight WCC title
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Killian Tillie scored
22 points and No. 6 Gonzaga raced away to its
sixth straight West Coast Conference title with
a 74-54 victory over BYU on
Gonzaga (30-4) appeared as
if it would lock into a defensive
battle with BYU (24-10). The
Zags turned it into a title-game
rout with a halftime-spanning 36-6 run to win
their 17th WCC title.
Zach Norvell Jr. had 17 points and the
Bulldogs held BYU to 35 percent shooting to
win their 17th straight WCC tournament game.
The dominant performance should boost
Gonzaga’s chances for a high NCAA Tournament
seed in what could be its last go-round in the
WCC. The Bulldogs are in talks about joining the
Mountain West Conference, possibly next season.
Yoeli Childs had 20 points for BYU.
THIS DATE IN SPORTS
2012 — Kikkan Randall
adds a World Cup crystal
globe to her stash and carves
out another slice of history for
the U.S ski team. Randall is
the first American in 30 years
to win a cross country champi-
onship by clinching the overall
2014 — The U.S.
women’s soccer team’s
two-year unbeaten streak
ends at 43 games with a 1-0
loss to Sweden at the Algarve
Cup in Albufiera, Portugal.
The U.S. had been 36-0-7
since a 1-0 loss to Japan at
the Algarve Cup on March
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