Pilots to Host Eastern Washington in Disaster Relief Exhibition on Sunday

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Pilots to Host Eastern Washington in Disaster Relief Exhibition on Sunday

Post by EdubAlum » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:31 am

PORTLAND, Ore. (PortlandPilots.com) – University of Portland men’s basketball will host Eastern Washington in an exhibition game benefitting the American Red Cross Hurricane Maria disaster relief efforts, the school announced on Tuesday. The game will be played at the Chiles Center on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.

The NCAA has approved the waiver request as part of its initiative in supporting disaster assistance relief efforts across the country. Tickets for the game will be $10 for adults and $5 for children. In addition, the American Red Cross will have a contingent on hand that will be accepting donations at both the basketball game and Portland’s Sunday men’s soccer match against San Francisco at 3 p.m. at Merlo Field.

All ticket gate proceeds from the basketball exhibition and other donations will support Hurricane Relief Efforts. Fans can also donate directly on the American Red Cross website if unable to attend Sunday’s games.

Both the Portland men’s soccer and basketball teams have members that have close ties to Puerto Rico and have been impacted by the hurricanes. Soccer alum and current assistant coach Logan Emory played professionally on the island, while freshman point guard JoJo Walker is a Carolina, Puerto Rico native whose family has been dealing with the impact of the hurricanes on a first-hand basis.

“This is a great opportunity for the Portland community to support a worthwhile cause,” head coach Terry Porter said. “Almost everybody has been impacted, or knows of someone that has been impacted, by these disasters. We have seen it up close with JoJo and his family. It puts things in perspective and we are happy to be able to contribute in whatever way we can.”

Walker is one of nine newcomers to Porter’s roster, which will open the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. against Portland State at the Chiles Center. The Pilots will play one more exhibition game against Lewis & Clark College on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m.

Porter and his staff return four lettermen and two starters from last year’s team. HoopScoop.com listed Portland’s recruiting class as No. 10 nationally, tops in the WCC and second among all mid-major schools.

The team performed well during its foreign tour to England in mid-August, finishing with a 3-1 record overall.

The Pilots will play a total of 16 home games at the Chiles Center, as well as taking part in the prestigious PK80 Invitational hosted at the Rose Quarter over Thanksgiving Weekend.

Season tickets, mini packs and single game tickets are on sale now by visiting PortlandPilots.com/Tickets.

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Re: Pilots to Host Eastern Washington in Disaster Relief Exhibition on Sunday

Post by tomq04 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:55 pm

Looks like the men pulled it off, good 3 point %, poor FG %.
39% FG, 42% 3point.

32 seconds left, EWU up by 4.

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Re: Pilots to Host Eastern Washington in Disaster Relief Exhibition on Sunday

Post by GoldenEagle » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:13 pm

EAGS 76
Pilots 70

Trying to find some game stats.

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