Barlow escapes against David Douglas in overtime
Mt. Hood Conference
6A Boys Basketball
PORTLAND — Every time David Douglas got themselves in position to win, Barlow would have an answer.
A double-clutch 3-pointer from David Douglas's Ameer Muhammad tied the score at 61, sending the game into overtime. But Barlow (11-7, 6-2 MHC) outscored the Scots 14-7 in the extra session to steal a 75-68 victory at David Douglas (6-12, 3-5 MHC) on Tuesday night.
With the win, the Bruins remain one game back of Central Catholic and Oregon City for a share of first place in the Mt. Hood Conference.
"Our kids showed some great mental toughness tonight," Barlow head coach Tom Johnson said. "I give them credit for grinding this one out. We made plays when we needed to."
Jesse White led the Bruins with 22 points and Daello Portin-Chapman came off the bench to score 14 points — 12 of which came in the fourth quarter and overtime.
Muhammad had a game-high 25 points for David Douglas. Markus Presley and Geovantay Baxter also scored in double-figures with 12 points each.
This was the Scots third straight loss by single-digits.
"We have played hard the last three games, but we have come up barely short in each one," David Douglas head coach Chad Reeves said. "It would obviously be nice to get one of those games to swing our way, but I believe games like this make us better…Tonight was fun."
White came out hot to start the game, scoring the first seven points for the Bruins. Austin Forrar soon followed with a three-point play after receiving a nifty pass under the hoop from White, giving the Bruins a 10-4 advantage.
Even though he was only 1-of-6 (.166) from behind the arc, White was able to get to the paint off the dribble and in transition for the majority of his buckets.
"Some nights your shot isn't falling, so you got to find other ways to get good looks. I was able to drive to the hoop a few times tonight and either score or kick out to one of my teammates," White said.
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