The game stayed close the rest of the way. Michael Gerrity converted a pair of free throws to give Pepperdine (5-11, 1-3) a 72-69 lead with 21 seconds left. But Jeter made a 3-pointer to send the game to overtime. In overtime, Gerrity, who led the Waves with 21 points and six assists, hit a jumper to tie the game at 79 with 1:41 to go. The teams went scoreless for more than a minute until Cooper was fouled with 19 seconds left and made both free throws, giving the Pilots an 81-79 lead. Sullivan, who finished with a season high 18 points, pushed the advantage to four with two foul shots. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Pepperdine’s Tashaan Forehan-Kelly made a running a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to one with just a second remaining. The Waves were forced to foul and Cooper scored one of two free throws for the final margin. The Pilots converted 34-of-46 free-throw attempts, compared to 17 of 19 for the Waves. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PORTLAND, Ore. – Darren Cooper and Ben Sullivan combined for five three throws in the final 19 seconds of overtime to lift Portland to an 84-82 win over Pepperdine on Monday. Pooh Jeter led the Pilots (8-10, 2-2 West Coast Conference) with 25 points and Cooper added 23. The Pilots trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half before cutting the lead to five at the half. The Pilots later used a 12-3 run to take a 52-50 lead with 11:17 left.
The Legend of Zorrodir Martin Campbellout nowIn 1998, The Mask of Zorro, alsodirected by Martin Cambell,was released to general acclaim.A rousing, swashbuckling adventurewith a healthy dose of humour,it made a sequel entirely predictable.Sadly, predictable is certainlythe watchword for this latest offeringfrom the conveyor-belt that isHollywood. The film, essentially aninferior photocopy of the original,is not terrible, but it is terribly mediocre.The sultry spark of the first filmhas vanished, replaced by lazy actingand an even lazier script. Thestory, little more than a series of frequentlyillogical plot devices, opensin 1850 as California votes on joiningthe Union. Zorro is enduringsomewhat less than marital bliss,with his devotion to work resultingin estrangement from his beautifulwife. This potentially emotional storylineis instead played for laughs,as Zorro strives to win Elena backfrom a villain so bland I’ve alreadyforgotten his name. Naturally, healso has to save America.The Legend of Zorro is sporadicallyfunny, but the broad slapstickmerely contributes to its uneventone, as it tries (and fails) to find abalance between grit and sanitisedfamily fare. The introduction of aZorro Junior to the forefront of theaction was always going to be intenselyirritating. One also wonderswhy the skilful swordsman Zorronever actually kills anyone with hissword.Nevertheless, the blockbusterdoes have its moments, and it occasionallyfeels like a better story islurking just out of reach. A mealtimescene proves surprisingly macabreand the rousing fighting ofthe climax is undeniably exciting.On a different front, real emotionis felt when Zorro’s identity is revealed,yet the chief effect of this isto highlight the sterility of the restof the affair.It is a depressing thought that sausagefactory of Hollywood cannotmuster the courage to experimentwith fresh material. Recycling is agood thing when it comes to litter,but not when cinema is concerned.The word ‘sequel’ may arouse producersin Bel-Air, but for me it hasall the excitement of toast.There are exceptions, of course,that prove this rule. This film,as you may have guessed, is notone of them. No amount of scenery,swords, special effects or even(gasp) Antonio Banderas can hidethe unerring feeling that The Legendof Zorro has nothing new tosay. Far from being a legend, thisfilm proved difficult to rememberlong enough to write a review.ARCHIVE: 3rd week MT 2005