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Alston scores 32 to lift Boise State past Portland 85-69

December 24, 2019 GMT

HONOLULU (AP) — Derrick Alston Jr. had a season-high 32 points as Boise State topped Portland 85-69 in the Diamond Head Classic on Monday.

Alston was 10 of 18 from the floor, including four made 3-pointers, for his fourth career 30-plus game. He also had six assists.

Justinian Jessup had 17 points and six rebounds for Boise State (7-5). Marcus Dickinson added nine rebounds, and RJ Williams had seven. Boise State dominated the paint, outscoring Portland 34-22 and outrebounding them 34-22.

Chase Adams had 19 points for the Pilots (8-6). Takiula Fahrensohn and Malcolm Porter each scored 12 points. JoJo Walker, who was second on the Pilots in scoring coming into the matchup with 12 points per game, was held scoreless.

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