PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wesley Matthews scored 24 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 130-98 last night to run their winning streak to 12 games. Damian Lillard added 21 points and Nicolas Batum had 13 for the Blazers, who set a franchise mark with 17 3-pointers en route to a season high for points. Alec Burks had 16 points to lead the Jazz, who trailed by as many as 42.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Chris Higgins scored at 3:41 of overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes last night. Vancouver squeaked out the win after squandering a 2-0 lead in the final 10 minutes of regulation. Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo made 37 saves for the win and Smith stopped 29 shots in defeat.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Keani Albanez scored 17 points and Haiden Palmer had 16 as No. 24 Gonzaga routed Portland State 96-47 last night in a dominating performance. Gonzaga held Portland State's leading scorer, Kate Lanz, to just 2 points. The Vikings shot just 32.8 percent from the field, committed 26 turnovers and were outrebounded 56-33. Angela Misa led Portland State with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Cody Cummins rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries to help Neah Bay defeat Touchet 36-18 last night for its second 1B state title in three years. Quarterback Josiah Greene rushed 19 times for 145 yards and a touchdown as Neah Bay rallied from a 12-0 first-quarter deficit in the eight-man game. Elias Martinez completed 9 of 14 passes for 195 yards and three touchdowns to lead Touchet.
SEATTLE (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners have reached agreement on a deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. ESPN reported earlier yesterday that Cano and the Mariners had agreed on a $240 million, 10-year contract pending a physical.