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Rhema Bible stops Beacons.

Byline: The Register-Guard

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Rhema Bible College rode Fua Igalfo's 21 points to a 72-68 overtime win against Northwest Christian for the championship of the USCAA National Basketball Tournament on Saturday.

Josh Jarrett led NCC with 16 points, and Andrew Miller added 13 points and 16 rebounds. Jarrett was named to the all-tournament team, and Igalfo was voted the most valuable player.

"It's been a privilege to coach this team this season," Beacons coach Dave Lipp said. "They did an awesome job winning six straight to get to the championship game.

"Everything that happened this week belonged to them."

NCC (16-12) led 35-29 at the half but went cold in the second half and overtime, shooting just 9-for-33 for 27.3 percent. The Beacons were helped by the Eagles' effort at the line, where they made just 13 of 29 free throws.

Jordan Humphreys added 12 points and Carden Gambee had 11 for NCC.

REGIONAL ROUNDUP

Franklin goes for 33

in NCC loss to Marygrove

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Freshman Samantha Franklin scored a school-record 33 points for Northwest Christian College in its 76-72 overtime loss to Marygrove as the Beacons finished in fourth place at the USCAA National Tournament on Saturday.

Franklin, from Pleasant Hill, also had a game-high 16 rebounds for the Beacons (16-11). Lori Renner added 12 points and Amy Croll had 10 assists.

Behind Franklin and Renner, NCC had a 51-0 scoring edge off the bench.

Shanaye Davis led four Mustangs in double figures with 27 points.

Beavers finish baseball sweep of Evansville

CORVALLIS - Mike Lissman doubled home Darwin Barney from first base with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning and eighth-ranked Oregon State beat Evansville 3-2 on Saturday for a sweep of their three-game series at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.

Daniel Turpen pitched seven innings and allowed two earned runs for the Beavers (17-3), who won their sixth straight.

With one out, Lissman drove his double to left-center field to score Barney. OSU then turned the game over to its bullpen, and Jorge Reyes, Anton Maxwell and Eddie Kunz retired the last six hitters in order.

The win was Oregon State's eighth in a row at home over the past two seasons. Since the start of the 2005 season, the Beavers are 53-9 at home.

Topps' home run gives Ducks 4-1 tourney mark

LAS VEGAS - Ann Marie Topps broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth with her 10th home run of the season to send No. 15 Oregon past Longwood (Va.) 3-1 on Saturday at the 2007 Eller Media Stadium Classic.

Topps' two-run homer, her second of the tournament, gave the Ducks (24-3) their fourth win in five tournament games.

Alicia Cook (13-1) allowed an unearned run on a passed ball in the top of the sixth after holding Longwood hitless through five innings. She finished the game with six strikeouts and one walk.

Oregon opens its home season at 1 p.m. on Friday against Utah State at Howe Field.

Cardinal treat Oregon

to second tennis sweep

STANFORD, Calif. - Fourth-ranked Stanford swept through all six singles matches in straight sets en route to a 7-0 Pac-10 women's tennis victory over Oregon on Saturday.

The Cardinal improved to 10-1 with their first shutout since blanking UC Davis in their season opener. The Ducks fell to 8-4 with their second straight shutout loss.

OSU's Haruguchi dunks school butterfly record

MINNEAPOLIS - Oregon State's Saori Haruguchi earned her second all-America honor and set a school record in the 200-yard butterfly during the final day of the NCAA swim championships.

Haruguchi broke the butterfly record (1:56.23) during the morning preliminaries. She then did it again when she finished sixth in the finals in 1:56.05.

A day earlier, Haruguchi placed 11th in the 100 butterfly for her first all-America honor of the meet. She now has three overall.

The Beavers finished 29th with 21 points. Auburn won the title with 535 and Arizona was second with 477.

Gardner joins six OSU teammates at nationals

CORVALLIS - Travis Gardner will join six other Oregon State wrestlers at the NCAA Championships that start Thursday in Auburn Hills, Mich.

The 197-pounder was a Pac-10 alternate and moved into the NCAA field when a wrestler from another conference school withdrew on Friday.

Gardner, a junior, will be joined at nationals by Pac-10 champions Jeremy Larson (174) and Ty Watterson (heavyweight), along with Eric Stevenson (125), Bobby Pfennigs (133), Derek Kipperberg (149) and Kyle Bressler (184).

Thompson leads Titans

at Willamette track meet

SALEM - Travis Thompson won the 400 meters and was third in the 200 for the Lane Community College men at the Willamette University mini-meet on Saturday.

Thompson won the 400 in 48.76 seconds and ran the 200 in 22.72. Matt Fitzgerald placed fourth in the 100 in 11.34.

The Titans' best effort in the field events was Jason Mentzer's second place in the shot put (44 feet, 11 3/4 inches).

For the Lane women, Erika Stratton led a 1-3-4 finish in the pole vault with her winning jump of 11 feet.

Tokatee Golf Club

opens for 2007 season

BLUE RIVER - Tokatee Golf Club is now open for the 2007 season, according to head professional Dan King.

Tokatee is located 47 miles east of Eugene on Highway 126. Contact King at 822-3220 for more information.
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Date:Mar 11, 2007
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