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PREP WATCH: Demos top Tigard for 5th in Les Schwab Invitational

The Jefferson Democrats captured fifth place in the Les Schwab Invitational on Monday.

The Demos finished 3-1 in the annual tournament at Liberty High, improving to 7-1 overall with a 64-52 victory over Tigard (4-4).

Silas Melson led Jeff with 23 points, and Devaunte Paschal (18 points) and Kadeem Strickland (10) backed him up offensively.

The Demos made 44.7 percent from the field, while Tigard shot 37.0 percent.

• Jesuit, Grant and Central Catholic lost their final games in the tourney.

Jesuit fell 64-62 to Churchill; Grant dropped a 62-59 decision to Timberline of Lacey, Wash.; and Central Catholic was beaten 50-43 by Clackamas in the consolation final

Jesuit and Churchill were tied 10 times, and Jesuit had a 62-60 lead in the final minute. But the Lancers tied the game on Andrew Smith's rebound basket with 40 seconds left and then won when David Shedrick stole the ball with four seconds to go, was fouled and sank two free throws with two seconds remaining.

Jack Nadelhoffer led Jesuit (5-5) with 20 points.

Churchill climbed to 5-2.

Grant led by as many as 11 points before falling to 6-3. Timberline's record went to 4-5, led by University of Washington signee Donaven Dorsey's 26 points.

For the Generals, four players scored in double figures. Oscar Griffin came off the bench for 14 points, Deiondre Bird had 13 points and 7 rebounds, Darren Kennedy scored 12 points and Luke Atherton had 11 points.

Central Catholic's record dropped to 4-6, despite 18 points by Patrick Myers and 17 by La'Mar Winston. Clackamas raised its season mark to 8-2.

 Rainier Beach of Seattle won the title game Monday night, routing Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas, Nev., 95-67.

 West Linn, the defending Class 6A champion, knocked off Whitney Young of Chicago 68-67 on Payton Pritchard's jumper with three seconds remaining. The Lions improved to 6-3.

• In other games, both in the consolation bracket, Lake Oswego rode guard Jazz Johnston's 35 points to a 73-58 win against South Eugene, and Sunset beat Beaverton 58-50.

The Lakers are 7-3, the Axemen 2-6.

Sunset improved to 4-5, while Beaverton slipped to 3-5.