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Boys' basketball: St. Helens squanders halftime lead to Sherwood

In spite of holding a 29-27 lead at the break, St. Helens can't hang on and falls 53-46 to Sherwood


At the end of the first half, it looked like St. Helens had a solid chance to knock off the No. 8 team in the state. The Lions had come from four down after the first quarter to take a 29-27 lead at the break and 21 points in the second period.

However, it wouldn't last. Sherwood (14-3, 7-1) came storming back, outscoring the Lions by nine in the third period and cruising to a 53-46 victory to remain in a tie for first place in the Northwest Oregon Conference.

The Bowmen's victory came in spite of a huge game from Lion senior Tanner Long, who scored 11 in the first half and finished with 19, including a tip-in at the final buzzer. Long went 2-3 from long range and pulled down a team-best eight rebounds, but was one of only two players in double figures.

Quintin Galvin, who has assumed much of the point guard duties, finished with 10 points and was perfect from the free-throw line.

The culprit, in addition to simply being outrun on the break by Sherwood, was turnovers once again. St. Helens coughed up the ball 22 times, often leading to a Bowmen layup.

The Lions will be on the road tomorrow evening, traveling to take on Parkrose at 7:15 p.m. Like St. Helens, the Broncos are just 1-7 in league play, with their lone victory coming on the road at Putnam.

SUMMARY

No. 8 Sherwood 53, St. Helens 46

SHER 12 15 16 10 – 53

STHE 8 21 7 10 – 46

St. Helens (46): Long 19, Spencer, Poorman 3, Helgerson 2, Jewett, Bumgardner, Galvin 10, Alcazar, Teyema 6, Ruege, West 4