Portland Coach Michael Holton substituted liberally against the
Division II Redhawks and the steady rotation of players may have
kept the Pilots from hitting their stride.
The Pilots (3-1) finally broke the game open midway through the
second half, using a 21-7 run to take a 66-38 lead with 6:50 left.
Holton used all 13 players he had available and 10 of them saw
at least 11 minutes of action. Cooper came off the bench to hit
three 3-pointers and provide four assists.
Seattle guard Bernard Seals led all scores with 18 points. He
had 8-of-19 shots, but was only 2-of-8 from 3-point range. The
Redhawks (3-1) made only 32 percent of their shots and just 21
percent of their 3-point attempts.
Portland made 46 percent of its shots and had a 42-36 edge in
rebounding. The Pilot bench outscored their counterparts 40-14.