David Douglas can't hang with top-ranked Southridge
6A Girls Basketball
BEAVERTON — Southridge has dominated 6A girls basketball in Oregon all season long, and their first round playoff game on Tuesday was no different.
Sophomore post Cameron Brink torched David Douglas for 29 points on the night as Southridge easily took care of the Scots, winning by a score of 84-23.
Savannah Proske was the only David Douglas player in double-figures with 10 points.
"We have some good teams in our league, like Oregon City and Clackamas, but what we saw tonight was a different level," David Douglas head coach Chris Cavanaugh said. "(Southridge) is at the top of the line in this state. But I'm proud of the way the girls fought. They did what they could."
The Skyhawks enforced their will immediately as the game started. The Scots were unable to break Southridge's full-court press in the first two minutes, which allowed the Skyhawks to get out to an 8-0 lead before David Douglas could even get a shot off.
The Scots finally got a pair of layups from Proske and Taya Johnson to end the drought, but by that time, Southridge had already jumped ahead 23-7.
Southridge's size advantage was especially apparent in the first quarter with Brink, who is 6'4", going off for 10 points in the period.
"We definitely put an emphasis on coming out hard against every team that we play against," Brink said. "We had mismatches in size at just about every position, so we knew that we could get it into the post and we were able to share the ball really well."
David Douglas's Kaylee Reeves provided a quick spark off the bench midway through the second quarter, scoring five straight points for the Scots. But Southridge ended the half on a 10-0 run to take a 44-14 lead into the break.
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