Portland State defeats Sacramento State 85-67

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

Montana.

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

Portland.