Hot-shooting Barlow races past Westview
6A BOYS BASKETBALL
The Barlow boys basketball team spent the week corralling misses in practice — over and over and over again — and on Wednesday night it paid off with a 67-46 win over a Westview team that has reached the 6A state tournament the past two seasons.
Facing a Wildcats squad that featured 6-foot-10 senior center Jack Poling, along with two more players measuring taller than 6-foot-5, the Bruins knew they would have to compete on the boards to have a chance.
"We knew they were coming in with some big dudes, so we worked on rebounds all week," Barlow's Dominic Jacoby said.
Barlow guard Jesse White knocked down five shots in the first quarter, and teammate Cole Edmondson hit four 3-pointers to send the Bruins into halftime with a 10-point lead.
The Bruins put the game away by holding the Wildcats to three buckets in the third quarter, expanding the lead to 52-35 heading down the stretch.
Barlow (2-0) hosts Tualatin at 7:30 p.m. tonight and plays at Lake Oswego at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday — two more playoff teams from last year.
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