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Vikings Can’t Keep Up With Seattle Shooters, Lose 83-71

Seattle, WA – An electrifying first half from Cameron Tyson gave Seattle the lead, then the Redhawks held on to beat Portland State 83-71 at the Redhawk Center.

The Vikings couldn’t shoot well enough to match Seattle and suffered their second straight loss to open the 2022-23 season. Seattle, the Western Athletic Conference champions, are now 3-0.

Jorell Saterfield had 19 points and five rebounds for the Vikings. Cameron Parker scored 14 points and three assists. PSU also benched well with 32 points and 17 rebounds, but only shot 22-67 overall from the field (.328) and 6-24 from three-point range (.250).

Tyson finished the game with a game-high 32 points, scoring 24 points in the first half alone. Paris Dawson came off the bench and had 18 points and six rebounds for the Redhawks.

Seattle was 23-53 from the field (.434) and went 11-24 (.458) from distance.

The Vikings previously missed their first eight shots of the game hunters forest hitting a three-pointer five minutes into the competition. PSU was as much as 10 points behind but put a lot of offensive pressure on the Redhawks by coming inside and drawing fouls.

The Vikings advanced 33:31 just before half-time. However, Tyson got fired up when the Redhawks hit three threes in the last 2:16 of the half. With that, Seattle took a 43:34 lead at the break.

Tyson made 6-11 threes overall at halftime en route to 24 points.

Parker scored 11 for the Vikings and got assist from Isiah Kirby and Woods, coming off the bench to combine for 16 points in the first half.

Portland State closed on five points at 51-46 with 13:41 to play. That was as close as the Vikings would come, as they couldn’t string together enough ready-made baskets for a serious run.

Seattle never ran away with the game as their widest lead was 14 points. The Redhawks made 17 of 21 free throws in the second half, 26 of 38 overall, when the Vikings were called for 30 fouls.

Portland State committed just nine turnovers, forcing Seattle to 17. But the Redhawks had a 46-37 advantage on backboards.

GAME NOTES

  • hunters forest led the bench effort for the second straight game with 11 points and eight rebounds. He has 22 points and 22 rebounds in his first two games of the season.
  • After two games Cameron Parker leads the team in scoring (18.5) and assists (4.5).
  • Seattle University won the 2021-22 Western Athletic Conference regular season title (23-9/14-4).
  • This was the first meeting between the schools since the 2010-11 season. Seattle leads the series 9-8 all-time, winning eight of nine games played in Seattle.
  • Portland State comes home for the first time Wednesday night. The Vikings will host Evergreen in a game at 7:00 p.m. in the Viking Pavilion. The competition will air on ESPN+.

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