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Barnes, Arand still alive in Vegas.

Byline: REGIONAL ROUNDUP The Register-Guard

LAS VEGAS - Oregon State is 21st out of 50 teams Friday after the first day of the 26th Annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.

OSU's 141-pounder Heinrich Barnes advanced to the quarterfinals before losing, and is working his way through the wrestleback bracket. Brice Arand at 197 lost in the round of 16, but is still alive in wrestlebacks.

Barnes had three straight wins, beating Jeff Rutledge of Nebraska-Kearney 4-2, recording a technical fall over Nate Schwritzer of Dickinson State and taking a 7-5 decision over Joe Caramanica of North Carolina State in the round of 16.

Barnes lost an 8-6 decision to 11th-ranked Kyle Ruschell of Wisconsin in the quarterfinals.

Barnes will face Levi Jones of Boise State today.

Springfield's Arand made it to the Sweet 16 after defeating Jimmy Hamel of Buffalo 3-2, but lost to Dennis Drury of North Carolina 9-2. Arand beat Ryan Allen of Boise State 7-2 and Nick Locke of Pacific 6-0 in wrestlbacks. He will face Anthony Biondo of Michigan today.

Northwest Christian women win in overtime

Northwest Christian College rang up 21 points in overtime Friday to defeat Cascade 103-95 in their women's Cascade Conference opener at Morse Event Center.

Emily Gray scored 23 points and Jacquie Lipp added 22 for the Beacons (5-4, 1-0), who were 4-of-4 from the field in overtime, and hit 13-of-16 free throws.

Robin Swain paced Cascade with 24 points.

Lane women win at Everett Classic

EVERETT, Wash. - Mercedes Alexander and Stephanie Stephens scored 13 points each in Lane Community College's 71-63 women's basketball victory over Centralia in the first round of the Everett Classic on Friday.

Micah Mahling added 12 points and Sheena Cole 11 for the Titans (4-0), who had a 47-38 rebounding edge. Alexander led with nine boards.

Lane will play Spokane at 6 p.m. today in the semifinals.

Oregon's Reed earns Academic All-America

Oregon defensive lineman Nick Reed was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America football first team Friday.

Reed, a junior history major from Trabuco Canyon, Calif., has a 3.39 GPA.

Miller's basket lifts Northwest Christian men

Northwest Christian College rallied from a six-point deficit in the final five minutes to defeat Cascade 67-65 in the Cascade Conference men's basketball opener for both schools Friday at the Morse Event Center.

Andrew Miller scored the game-winner with six seconds remaining for the Beacons (4-4. 1-0). Josh Jarrett had 20 points, and Miller added 10 points and had nine rebounds. Eric Taylor and Tayo Cotton each had 16 points for Cascade.
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Title Annotation:Sports; Both Oregon State wrestlers are battling back after a loss in the double-elimination meet
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Dec 1, 2007
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