PORTLAND, Ore. – Five Portland State players scored in double figures to highlight a 101-64 nonconference romp over the Linfield Wildcats Monday night at the Stott Center.
Vikings star Chehales Tapscott led the scoring parade with 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Charles Odum added 16 points, and Nate Lozeau netted 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for PSU (1-2).
Linfield (1-2) had three players reach double digits in scoring and the Wildcats shot a respectable 44 percent from the field. But 18 turnovers coupled with just two successful free throws (on three attempts) spelled doom for the lower-division Wildcats.
Zach Anderson had 20 points, six rebounds and three assists for Linfield. Zach Meikle (Sr., Tacoma, Wash.) came off the bench sink 6-of-8 shots on his way to 12 points and freshman center Andrew Batiuk (Soph., Tualatin, Ore.) picked up 10 points, four rebounds and a pair of steals.
Acrobatic forward Michael Moreland contributed eight points on 4-of-8 shooting. He also added four rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot in 25 minutes of action.
The ‘Cats shot just 2-of-16 from 3-point range, compared with the Vikings’ 7-of-22.
Gary Winston spread around six assists to go with 13 points and two steals for PSU.
COMING UP: The Wildcat take a break for the Thanksgiving holiday before returning to action Friday night at Northwest College in Kirkland, Wash. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
12 points off the bench
Director of Sports Information
McMinnville, OR 97128