Portland St. 85, Linfield 52

Jamie Jones had 10 points and 11 rebounds Wednesday to lead

Portland State to an 85-52 win over Linfield College.

Melvin Jones, Dominic Waters and Phil Nelson led the Vikings

(4-4) with 11 points each while Chris Harriel added 10 points off

the bench. Jamie Jones also had four blocked shots.

Joel Paul led Linfield (1-4) with 12 points and Cody Tesoro

added 10.

Portland State wasted little time cranking up its offense

against the Division III Wildcats, jumping out to a 19-5 lead after

Melvin Jones’ lay-in with 14:56 left in the first half. The Vikings

led by as many as 36 points in the second half after a 19-0 run put

the game away for good.

Portland State outshot Linfield 48 percent to 31 percent and

owned a 47-30 rebounding advantage.