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WCC Men's Basketball Recaps

Feb. 19, 2007

Gonzaga - 87
Portland - 67

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Senior Derek Raivio, playing his last home game for Gonzaga, led the Bulldogs with 20 points Monday night as they defeated Portland 87-67.

Matt Bouldin scored 18 points for Gonzaga (19-10, 9-3 West Coast Conference) while reserves Micah Downs and David Pendergraft added career highs of 19 and 15 points, respectively.

Freshman Parker Emerson led Portland (8-20, 4-8) with a season-high 23 points. Taishi Ito had 15 points for the Pilots, who have lost eight in a row to Gonzaga and 22 of the teams' last 23 meetings.

Gonzaga led 47-21 at the half.

The Bulldogs, trying to win their seventh consecutive WCC regular-season title, shot 52 percent from the field and 41 percent on 3-pointers.

Portland shot 38 percent from the field and 36 percent on 3-pointers.

Saint Mary's - 92
San Francisco - 83

Moraga, Calif. (AP) - Brett Collins scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half as Saint Mary's (14-14, 6-6) snapped a four-game West Coast Conference losing streak with a 92-83 victory over San Francisco on Monday night.

Collins's performance offset Manny Quezada's 28 points in the second half. He finished with 35 points for San Francisco (12-16, 7-5).

Saint Mary's, which scored only 96 points in a pair of losses to Gonzaga and Portland last weekend, fell behind 13-4 as San Francisco scored 11 straight points but took the lead for good with a 15-2 run.

Collins scored nine of Saint Mary's 10 points as it built a double-digit lead early in the second half.

Saint Mary's led 50-37 when Quezada hit a 3-pointer with 15:11 to play for his first points of the second half for San Francisco. The 6-foot-2 sophomore almost single-handedly brought San Francisco back after the Dons fell behind by 17 points before cutting the lead to 90-83 in the closing seconds.

Quezada hit 11 of 19 shots, and went 9-of-10 from the free throw line. He hit three 3-pointers in the second half, but Saint Mary's was 5-of-8 from beyond the arc in the second half as Collins also had three 3-pointers.