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Ducks' Porter shines for U.S.

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DALLAS - Oregon's Tajuan Porter scored a team-high 20 points to lead the USA Men's U19 World Championship Team to a 91-75 exhibition victory over China's Senior National Team at Southern Methodist University on Sunday night.


Porter, heading into his sophomore season for the Ducks this fall, went 6-for-9 from the field, including 5-for-7 from three-point range. He combined with Davidson's Stephen Curry to shoot 9-for-11 from three-point range for the U.S. team.

The USA U19 squad, selected June 30 after team trials were conducted with 18 hopefuls, will represent the United States in the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship that will be held July 12-22 in Novi Sad, Serbia.

"For never going against a zone I thought we did a pretty good job," said USA coach Jerry Wainwright of DePaul. "We got in gaps and our guards are so quick we could penetrate. Tajuan and Stephen played really well. We have a chance to be a really, really good team."

Chico ends Challengers' tournament run

The Chico, Calif., Nuts defeated the Bi-Mart Challengers 8-5 in the championship semifinals to eliminate the Eugene team from the Papa's Pizza Invitational American Legion baseball tournament on Sunday.

Brooks McKee clubbed a two-run home run in the fifth inning and Dan Winterstein smacked a two-run triple in the fourth to lead the Challengers.

Eden Prairie, Minn., won the title with 16-6 victory over Chico after defeating the Boise Seminoles 7-4 in the semifinals.

In other games, the Quality Financial Group Titans of Springfield defeated the Eureka, Calif., Falcons 10-3 and the Redding, Calif., Rattlers doned the Eagle, Idaho, Vipers 5-1.

The Challengers (17-12) travel to play Klamath Falls in a league doubleheader on Tuesday, beginning at 6 p.m.

Stam scores 24 as

WVBA Black post win

OREGON CITY - Beth Stam scored 24 points and Gretchen Owens added nine to lead the Willamette Valley Basketball Association (WVBA) Black of Eugene to a 59-47 girls basketball victory over Kittitas Valley of Washington in the Oregon City Shootout on Sunday.

The WVBA Black advanced to today's sixth-place final.

Maddie Kiplinger had 10 points and Mackenzie Kerins chipped in nine points and 17 rebounds to lead the WVBA White, also of Eugene, to a 56-54 double-overtime win over Washington Title IX.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jul 2, 2007
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