Portland St. 81, Seattle 71

Melvin Jones scored 25 points as Portland State beat Seattle

81-71 Thursday night in the season finale for both teams.

Phil Nelson added 12 points and Chehales Tapscott had 10 points

and four blocks for the Vikings (14-16), who snapped a seven-game

road losing streak.

Alex Jones hit six 3-pointers, including five in the final four

minutes of the game, and finished with 21 points for Seattle

(11-20). Sterling Carter and Aaron Broussard added 18 apiece for

the Redhawks, who lost their third consecutive game.

Melvin Jones, who played high school basketball in Seattle, made

four 3-pointers and came up just two points shy of his career