Ducks improve to 15-3-1 with 3-1 win over Canucks
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rookie goalie Frederik Andersen won for the sixth time in as many NHL games, making 35 saves in place of ailing Jonas Hiller, and the league-leading Anaheim Ducks extended their winning streak to five with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.
Corey Perry had a goal and an assist, Nick Bonino got the go-ahead goal in the final minute of the second period and Andrew Cogliano added an empty-netter, helping Anaheim improve the NHL's best record to 15-3-1 and the best home start in franchise history to 8-0.
The Ducks are the league's only undefeated team on home ice, and the first to win their first eight home games since the 2010-11 Los Angeles Kings.
E. Washington handles Pacific (Ore.) for 87-58 win
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Venky Jois put up 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Eastern Washington to a season opening win against Pacific (Ore.) Sunday.
Jois, last year's Big Sky Freshman of the Year, went 10 of 13 from the field and also added five assists. Junior transfer Drew Brandon opened his Eagles career with a well-rounded game, scoring 14 points to go along with six assists, six rebounds and five steals.
All five Eastern Washington starters finished in double figures.
The Eagles opened up a 27-13 first-half lead on the back of a 14-5 run, and Pacific, a Division III program, couldn't get the lead under eight for the rest of the game.
Forward Mitch Wettig led the Boxers with 18 points on 7 of 9 shooting, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Daniel Zitani added 16.
Huskies hold off test from Seattle in 88-78 win
SEATTLE (AP) — C.J. Wilcox led five Washington players in double figures with 22 points, and the Huskies staved off a challenge from crosstown rival Seattle in an 88-78 win on Sunday night to open the regular season.
Thinned by injuries up front, the Huskies guards and some unlikely reserves came up with big contributions to hold off the improving Redhawks.
Andrew Andrews added 19 points for the Huskies, who won their eighth straight in the series. Washington (1-0) was playing without forwards Desmond Simmons and Perris Blackwell, and lost Jernard Jarreau in the first 2 minutes to a right knee injury.
Isiah Umipig scored 20 points for Seattle, but was 6 of 23 shooting. Clarence Trent, who started his college career at Washington, added 19 points for the Redhawks (0-1).
No. 25 Gonzaga beats UT Martin 91-54 in WNIT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Haiden Palmer had 18 points on Sunday as No. 25 Gonzaga suffocated Tennessee-Martin 91-54 in the second round of the Preseason WNIT at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
Palmer also had five boards, three assists and three steals in her second-straight 18-point game. Keani Albanez scored 14 points and set career-highs with both 4-of-7 3-point shooting and eight rebounds.
Gonzaga (2-0) led twice by 43 points, the last coming on a layup with 4:34 left by Shelby Cheslek to make the score 87-44. The Zags held UT-Martin to just 26.7 percent from the field.
Tiara Caldwell led the Skyhawks (1-1) with 13 points. Heather Butler added 12 but finished only 1 of 14 from long distance.
GU will now visit No. 11 University of Oklahoma on Thursday for the Semifinals of the Preseason WNIT.
Wilson, Lynch lead Seahawks past Falcons 33-10
ATLANTA (AP) — Russell Wilson threw a pair of touchdown passes, Marshawn Lynch ran for 145 yards and the Seattle Seahawks routed the hapless Atlanta Falcons 33-10 Sunday in a one-sided rematch of last season's NFC divisional playoffs.
After struggling for wins the last two weeks, the first-place Seahawks (9-1) blew out a team that once had Super Bowl hopes but is just two defeats away from its first losing season since 2007.
The Falcons (2-7) trailed 23-3 at the half after the Seahawks scored a touchdown with 1 second remaining — a complete reversal of their postseason game last January. Atlanta led 20-0 in that one at the half, but Seattle rallied for the lead in the final minute before the Falcons pulled out a 30-28 victory.
No such dramatics this time.
MLS-TIMBERS-REAL SALT LAKE
Findley has goal and assist, RSL beats Timbers 4-2
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Robbie Findley scored a go-ahead goal in the first half and had an assist in the second half, leading Real Salt Lake to a 4-2 victory over the Portland Timbers in the first leg of the Western Conference finals on Sunday night.
Chris Schuler, Devon Sandoval and Javier Morales also scored for Salt Lake, which will take a two-goal advantage into the second leg of the series on Nov. 24th. Salt Lake scored three goals in a 15- minute stretch starting with Schuler's tally in the 35th that tied it 1-1.
Will Johnson put the Timbers on the scoreboard in the 14th minute and Frederic Piquionne closed the scoring in the 90th.
Salt Lake extended its unbeaten streak over Portland to nine games. The Timbers have not beaten RSL since the 1st meeting in the series on April 30, 2011.
COPPIN ST-OREGON ST
Coppin State defeats Oregon State 78-73
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Sterling Smith had a career-high 21 points and Coppin State defeated Oregon State 78-73 on Sunday for the Eagles' first-ever victory over a Pac-12 school.
The Eagles, who led by as many as 13 points, went into the game 0-16 against Pac-12 teams, including an 83-64 loss at California in their season opener on Friday.
Roberto Nelson had a career-high 36 points for the Beavers, who were playing their season opener. The junior guard has scored in double figures in 18 straight games dating back to last season.
Nelson hit a layup with 5:02 left to pull the Beavers within 62-61, but wouldn't get closer until Nelson again made a layup that narrowed the lead to 70-68 with 1:10 left. Sterling Smith answered with a 3-pointer for Coppin State to stifle the rally.
The Beavers were without Devon Collier and Eric Moreland, who are serving suspensions for violating team rules.