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The Cougars were unable to secure third league win against the visiting Lions in 46-40 defeat

FILE PHOTO - Canby High School logoCanby and West Linn went toe-to-toe for a second time on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Once again the two teams put on a show, and once again it was West Linn walking away with the win. This time, they edged the Cougars with a 46-40 verdict.

Canby led the action in the first quarter 8-4, but fell behind after a rough second quarter. The Cougars trailed heading into the locker rooms at halftime 20-12. After a slow third quarter for both teams (6 points for Canby, 3 for West Linn), the action exploded in the final stanza. West Linn edged Canby 23-22 in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.

Canby had three different players score double digits, but shot just 29 percent from the field. The team was especially inefficient inside the arc, going just 3-of-13. The real point production came from 3-point range and from the charity stripe. Canby sank eight "3's" and made 10-of-13 free throws. West Linn, comparatively, shot 50 percent from the field.

The leading scorers for Canby were senior Rizdin Miller with 13 points, sophomore Chance Miller with 11, and sophomore Diego Arredondo with 10.Chance Miller also led the team with 4 assists. Sophomore Ben Bailey led the team with 5 total rebounds.

Canby falls to 2-8 in the Three Rivers League (TRL), and 7-14 overall. The Cougars will look to snap their cold spell when they face Tualatin (4-5 in the TRL, 12-8 overall) on Friday, Feb. 15.

West Linn improves to 6-4 in league, and 11-11 overall. The Lions will face Oregon City (6-3 in TRL play, 15-6 overall) on the same day.

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