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Monday, February 25, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Oregon 65 - UCLA 75

More of the same. Oregon has an 11 point second half lead (after leading most of the first half) only to give it away at the end of the game.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Oregon 75 - USC 81

The Ducks squandered a 13 point second half lead and are 6-8 in the Pac-10.

Nothing to see here, move on.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Washington St. 62 - Oregon 53

Oregon, which made 32 3-pointers and averaged 81.5 points in its two previous games, was held to four 3-pointers on 17 attempts and 25.9 points below its season scoring average despite shooting 49 percent from the field.

WSU controlled the tempo, boards, and turnover margin. The Ducks never got in a rhythm and that was the game. Maarty Leunen (pictured) was the high scorer for Oregon with 20 points, no other Duck got to double digits. How long until football season?

Oregon will travel to L.A. this week to take on USC Thursday @ 8:00pm and UCLA on Saturday at 12:30pm.


Saturday, February 16, 2008

Amelia Grace

Here is our beautiful new addition to the family. Suzi and Chuck welcomed Amelia Grace last night at 9:49 pm. She is 7lbs. 9oz. and 21 inches long.

I took several pictures and they are posted at my site over at Flickr. I went up to Albany this morning and just returned. She has lots of dark hair, unlike her big brother. Congratulation's Chuck & Suzi, Amelia is precious.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Dawgs 58 - Ducks 71

Bryce Taylor scored 15 points and Oregon made 14 3-pointers as the Ducks defeated Washington 71-58 Thursday night.

Maarty Leunen (pictured) contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds, Malik Hairston scored 13, Churchill Odia had 12 points and Joevan Catron also scored 10 for the Ducks (15-9, 6-6).

The Ducks were 14-for-25 from long range. Odia led the way with four 3-pointers on five attempts, while Taylor made three.

Senior Washington guard Ryan Appleby was held to just 8 points.

The Ducks played with consistency and as a team, something that has been lacking in a lot of contests this year. They will need all the help they can get when #20 WSU come to Mac Court on Saturday. Game time is 6:00pm local time.


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Oregon 92 - Cal 70

After holding a pre-game "team meeting" (read, Kent trying to save his job) in which all of the staff and players participated, Oregon came out to play last night. This team is frustrating. They can be brilliant at times and then in a blink of an eye, come out like a high school team.

Granted, this wasn't 9th ranked Stanford but the Ducks played as a team instead of 5 individuals.

Bryce Taylor led Oregon with 28 points, followed by Porter with 23, Leunen 17 and Hairston finished with 15. I'm hoping this "mind-meld" will lead the Ducks to some consistency.


Saturday, February 09, 2008

KVAL Interview for

KVAL ran a story today about the organization that I joined for measuring rain, snow & hail. I thought that some of you might find this interesting.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Ducks Crushed

Some of you might have wondered why I didn't have a post for yesterdays basketball game. The answer is, Oregon got their butts handed to them. Final score Stanford 72 - Oregon 43. Enough said.


ps. I hope the game against Cal on Saturday is at least a little closer :-)

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Oregon State 63 - Oregon 79

Tajuan Porter (pictured) scored 23 points and made five 3-pointers to lead Oregon past Oregon State, 79-63 Saturday.

Bryce Taylor added 17 points for the Ducks (13-8, 4-5), who snapped a four-game losing streak. Maarty Leunen added 12.

Porter was 8-for-13 from the field overall and 5-for-8 from the 3-point line. He scored 10 points during a late 19-4 run by Oregon that turned a 57-56 lead into a 76-60 advantage with 2:27 to play.

Oregon, which leads Pac-10 in scoring at 80.4 points per game, shot 53 percent from the field and made 10 of 20 3-point attempts.

This was a game that the Ducks had to win, for their confidence and to stop the bleeding. Hopefully, this will mark a turn around for a so-so season to this point.

Oregon travels to the Bay Area next week. They will take on Stanford on Thursday at 7:00 pm and then travel north to Cal on Saturday at 4:00 pm.