Cougars girls' basketball team standout will play with Oregon's best in The NW Shootout on April 14

ARCHIVE PHOTO: TANNER RUSS - Canby senior Hannah Myers was selected to participate in The NW Shootout all-star game on Apr. 14 against the best seniors Washington has to offer. The Canby girls' team may not have reached the final eight of the state tournament, but the efforts of the team were not lost. Canby senior Hannah Myers was one of 10 seniors in Oregon selected to play in The NW Shootout. The Shootout is an all-star game pitting 10 of the best seniors in the state against Washington's best.

"I'm really excited," Myers said to the Herald via text message. "This is such a neat opportunity that not a lot of people get and I was fortunate enough to get it."

Myers was one of two players selected from the Three Rivers League (TRL), the other being Lexi Pritchard from West Linn. Myers and the Canby girls' team took third place in the TRL, and finished their season with a record of 16-10 overall. The season came to a close when the team lost a back and forth battle with the number one ranked team in the state and eventual champions, Southridge Skyhawks, 70-54. For Myers, the game differs from what she did in the regular season simply because of the increase in skill levels.

"It's so much different than a high school game," Myers said. "Everyone on both teams can play really well so you can't just focus on one or two people. It's for sure going to be a much faster and more intense game."

Myers is currently playing for the Canby tennis program, but does not anticipate one sport distracting her too much from the other. Playing two games at once is old hat for the senior.

"This isn't anything new to me, juggling two sports at once," Myers said. "When it does interfere though, I sometimes will have to choose or be late to one, whatever the case may be."

The game takes place on Apr. 14 at Liberty High School in Hillsboro at 4 p.m.

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