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Portland holds off Lewis & Clark 78-73
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)—Ryan Nicholas and Kevin Bailey scored 12 points each as Portland held off Division III Lewis & Clark College for a 78-73 victory on Tuesday night.

Nicholas and Bailey had key jumpers down the stretch for the Pilots (3-3) after the Pioneers trailed by just two, 71-69, with 2:17 remaining. Nicholas’ two free throws clinched the game, making it 77-70 with 17 seconds to play.

Ross Erickson scored 26 points and Quentin Sims added 15 on five 3-pointers for Lewis & Clark (3-1).

In a game with eight lead changes and five ties, the Pilots’ seven-point cushion in the second half was the largest for either team.

Both teams made half their attempts from the floor, with Portland shooting 29 of 57, Lewis & Clark 27 of 54. While the Pilots enjoyed a 34-16 scoring advantage in the paint, the Pioneers made 14 of 26 shots from 3-point range.

Derrick Rodgers added 11 points for Portland.

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Ross Erickson Ross Erickson
11-18,  26 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists
Ryan Nicholas Ryan Nicholas
5-11,  12 Pts
9 Rebs, 2 Assists

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