Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Lorne Jackson finished with 22 points and six
assists to lead the Pepperdine Waves to a 72-68 overtime win over the Portland
Pilots in a West Coast Conference bout at the Chiles Center.
Jordan Baker and Nikolas Skouen netted 12 points a piece as Pepperdine (11-13,
3-8 WCC) snapped a four-game losing skid. Stacy Davis added 11 points.
Derrick Rogers paced Portland (9-17, 2-9) with 17 points while Kevin Bailey
and Thomas van der Mars each chipped in 12 points with van der Mars also
contributing 13 rebounds. Ryan Nicholas also registered a double-double with
11 points and 13 boards and Bryce Pressley had 10 points.
Portland came out as the more aggressive team and shot 9-of-10 from the free
throw line in the opening period to take a 29-26 lead into halftime after
trailing 25-18 at the 6:23 mark.
The Pilots held a slight advantage for most of the second half until a Jackson
3-pointer knotted the score at 57-57 with 1:54 remaining in regulation. Skouen
and Nicholas traded triples in the final minute and after Jackson was unable
to convert a layup at the buzzer, overtime was needed to decide the outcome.
Trailing 66-61 with less than a minute remaining in the extra session, Rogers
scored four straight points to bring the Pilots to within one with seven
seconds left. Jackson then took care of business with two free throws at the
other end only to have Rogers draw a foul and make his two free throws,
leaving Pepperdine ahead, 68-67. Baker once again extended the Pepperdine
advantage to three at the foul line with four seconds remaining. A smart
decision by Waves' coach Marty Wilson paid off when he opted to intentionally
foul Rogers, who missed one of two. Jackson sealed the win with two more free
throws with two seconds remaining.
Portland lost despite outrebounding Pepperdine, 52-37.
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