Portland St. 85, Sacramento St. 67

Chehales Tapscott had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Portland

State led by as many as 31 points en route to an 85-67 victory over

Sacramento State on Wednesday night.

Charles Odum added 16 points for the Vikings (13-12, 7-6 Big

Sky), who have won three straight as they scramble for position in

the conference standings behind leaders Weber State and


Jackson Carbajal had 19 points for the Hornets (9-16, 4-10).

Heath Hoffman added 17.

Portland State took a 22-9 lead midway through the first half

when Odum’s dunk capped an 8-0 Vikings run. Odum’s layup with just

over three minutes left put Portland State ahead 42-22.

A dunk by Nate Lozeau and a pair of free throws from Tapscott to

open the second half gave the Vikings their biggest margin of the

game at 53-22.

The Vikings hold a 16-1 advantage over Sacramento State in