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Unbeaten Oregon ventured out of McArthur Court for the first time this season and found the road a bit bumpy.

Still, the Ducks (5-0) absorbed enough early shocks to wear down stubborn Gonzaga 52-33 in the first game of a Martin Centre doubleheader that featured a men’s nightcap between University of Montana and GU.

The Bulldog women jumped ahead of heavily favored Oregon 10-5 and were still within eight points late in the game. But GU, after failing to convert a fast-break opportunity that could have sliced the deficit to 39-33 with just more than 8 minutes left, scored only four more points the rest of the way. The Bulldogs lost for the seventh time in eight games.

Oregon, picked in a preseason media poll to finish second in the Pacific-10 Conference, received 16 points from senior center Renae Fegent and 15 from senior forward Arianne Boyer.

Lydia Ledgerwood scored a team-high 10 points for Gonzaga, which shot only 29.5 percent (13 of 44) from the field.

Oregon 52, Gonzaga 33

Oregon - Bowyer 1-6 1-3 3, Edamura 1-5 0-0 2, Fegent 7-14 2-4 16, Benson 1-1 2-4 4, Boyer 6-14 3-7 17, Hughes 2-9 5-6 9, Boving 0-0 0-0 0, Stragne 0-2 0-0 0, Mowe 0-1 0-0 0, Edwards 1-2 0-0 2, McKnight 0-1 0-0 0, Curtis 0-2 0-0 0. Team Totals - 19-57 13-24 52.

Gonzaga - McCullough 2-7 0-0 4, Andrews 0-7 1-2 1, Perno 2-3 0-3 4, Waltz 0-2 0-0 0, Deal 0-3 0-0 0, Herman 0-0 0-0 0, Ledgerwood 3-7 2-3 10, Clark 0-0 0-0 0, Gehrs 1-4 2-2 4, Jeffries 3-8 0-0 6, Steward 0-0 0-0 0, Osberg 2-3 0-0 4. Team totals - 13-44 5-10 33.

Halftime - Oregon 27 Gonzaga 12. 3-point field goals - Oregon 1-5 (Bowyer 0-2, Benson 1-1, Hughes 0-1, McKnight 0-1); Gonzaga 2-10 (McCullough 0-1, Andres 0-2, Waltz 0-1, Ledgerwood 2-5, Jeffries 0-1). Fouled out - Jeffries. Rebounds - Oregon 46 (Boyer 17); Gonzaga 37 (Perno 11). Assists - Oregon 5 (Bowyer 3); Gonzaga 8 (Andrews 5). Total fouls - O 16; G 22. Attn - 533.

Whitworth 64, Concordia 49

Whitworth’s women hope to match the men’s success when they face Western Washington in today’s Whitworth Invitational title game.

The Pirates (4-2) played stifling defense in the first half Saturday evening and built a cushion large enough to withstand a late Concordia charge, defeating the Cavaliers 64-49 at the Whitworth fieldhouse.

Today at 4 p.m., they’ll face Western Washington (3-1), a 63-44 winner over Carroll College. Concordia (1-9) meets Carroll (5-7) in the 2 p.m. consolation contest.

Whitworth defeated Carroll to win the men’s title later Saturday night.

The Pirates led Concordia 32-13 at halftime as the Cavaliers made only 5 of 23 shots and committed 14 turnovers. Whitworth eventually built its lead to 23 points, holding Concordia scoreless for more than 5 minutes into the second half.

In the earlier women’s contest, Western led Carroll by one at halftime but scored 39 second-half points. Five Vikings had eight or more points, led by Celeste Hill with 11.

Whitworth 64, Concordia 49

Whitworth - Peterson 0-0 0-0 0, Stuenkel 1-3 1-2 3, Sherer 4-9 2-6 10, Moore 1-9 6-6 9, Tissue 4-11 6-6 15, Ratcliff 0-0 0-0 0, Northington 7-9 1-2 15, Werner 2-4 0-0 5, Slwooko 0-0 1-2 1, Olson 0-8 0-0 0, Viall 2-6 0-1 6. Totals - 21-59 17-25 64.

Concordia - Thickens 1-5 0-1 2, Peterson 1-3 0-1 2, Maylone 0-0 0-0 0, Lanager 0-0 0-0 0, Adana 0-0 0-0 0 , McDonald 3-8 0-0 7, Gunderson 3-9 0-2 6, Twigg 2-9 1-2 5, Blackmon 8-14 2-4 18, Ramirez 0-2 0-0 0, Squires 4-6 1-1 9. Totals - 22-56 4-11 49.

Halftime - Whitworth 32, Concordia 13. 3-point goals - Whitworth 5-14 (Stuenkel 0-1, Moore 1-3, Tissue 1-3, Werner 1-1, Olson 0-3, Viall 2-3), Concordia 1-6 (Thickens 0-2, McDonald 1-3, Blackmon 0-1). Fouled out - none. Rebounds - WW 43 (Northington 10), Concordia 36 (Blackmon 7). Assists - WW 14 (Moore 7), Concordia 9. Total fouls - WW 12, Concordia 22. Technical fouls - none.

W. Washington 63, Carroll 44

Western Washington (3-1) - Krell 2-4 2-2 6, Olsen 1-2 1-2 3, Mattingly 3-11 0-0 8, Nicholls 0-0 0-0 0, Hill 5-7 1-2 11, Eggen 4-7 0-0 9, Grandbois 4-11 1-2 9, Webber 1-2 1-1 3, Saunders 1-10 4-4 6, Gruendell 4-8 0-0 8. Totals 25-62 10-13 63.

Carroll (5-7) - Rennaker 4-7 0-0 10, Payne 3-3 0-0 6, Dees 0-4 0-0 0, Badgett 0-0 0-0 0, Earley 1-4 0-0 3, O’Brien 1-6 3-5 3, McLoughlin 2-6 1-2 5, Crawford 1-3 0-2 2, Woody 2-11 1-2 3, Herr 3-12 2-2 11. Totals 17-56 7-12 44.

Halftime-Western Washington 24, Carroll 23. 3-Point goals-Western Washington 3-12 (Mattingly 2-7, Eggen 1-4, Webber 0-1), Carroll 3-8 (Rennaker 2-3, Earley 1-2, Dees 0-3). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Western Washington 35 (Gruendell 11), Carroll 45 (Herr 15). Assists-Western Washington 15 (Eggen 6), Carroll 11 (Dees 6). Total fouls-Western Washington 9, Carroll 11. Technicals-None. A-NA.

Dixie 76, NIC 74

North Idaho saw its unbeaten streak come to an end at St. George, Utah.

Dixie College (10-2) connected on 24 of 34 free throws, compared to 11 of 13 by North Idaho (10-1, 3-1), and hung on for a Scenic West Athletic Conference victory.

Dixie - Robinson 6-13 0-0 15, Benson 3-7 4-7 11, Myers 4-11 7-8 17, Watson 5-7 7-13 17, Heaton 0-1 0-0 0, Harding 3-4 0-0 6, Booth 2-9 6-6 10. Totals 23-52 24-34 76.

North Idaho - Goyne 3-8 2-3 10, Jacques 4-11 0-0 11, Richards 1-5 0-0 2, Dickson 1-7 0-0 2, Viebrock 3-7 1-1 7, Albers 0-0 0-0 0, Nearing 2-6 6-6 10, Rainer 6-16 1-2 13, Clark 3-5 1-1 7, Shepard 2-5 0-0 4, Jensen 0-1 0-0 0, Dowhy 4-6 0-0 8. Totals 29-77 11-13 74.

Halftime - Dixie 45, NIC 37. 3-point goals - Dixie 6-12 (Robinson 3-4, Benson 1-3, Myers 2-4, Heaton 0-1), North Idaho College 5-12 (Goyne 2-5, Jacques 3-6, Dickson 0-1). Fouled out - Dickson. Rebounds - Dixie 37 (Booth 10), North Idaho College 34 (Nearing 8). Assists - Dixie 17 (Robinson, Benson 4), NIC 20 (Richards 8). Total fouls - Dixie 15, NIC 25. A -100.

, DataTimes


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