Nov 20; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Pilots head coach Eric Reveno likes the foul call against the Washington State Cougars as guard Kevin Bailey (00) picks himself up off the floor during the second half at the Chiles Center. The Cougars won 83-73. Mandatory Credit: Jim Z. Rider

Portland Game Recap: Despite Slow Start, Pilots Blow Out Concordia-Irvine


The Portland Pilots got their first win of the season in an exhibition game that pitted them against NAIA powerhouse Concordia-Irvine. The Pilots won the game by a score of 92-77. Although the Pilots saw some scares (the Eagles led for a portion of the second half) they ultimately won the game and had a lot of success on the offensive end.

Forward Kevin Bailey led Portland with 19 points on 7-11 shooting, including a perfect 2-2 from beyond the arc. Wintering and Pressley followed with 15 and 13 points respectively.

Bryce Pressley had an all-around great game tonight, racking 13 points and 10 rebounds to record a double-double.

On the Concordia-Irvine side of things, Tim Harris shot the ball a ton. The senior leader for the Eagles scored 23 points to lead all scorers. He also grabbed 3 rebounds and dished out 2 assists.

At halftime, the Pilots found themselves down by 2 points, and the Eagles extended their lead to 9 points in the second half. Portland then finished the game on a 46-22 run to take control of the lead and put the proverbial dagger in Corcordia-Irvine.

The Pilots will play again on November 8th, when they official kick-off the 2013-2014 season against UC Davis.

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