Play of the Day: The best from Feb. 7 in high school basketball
There's a moment in every high school basketball game, an instant that makes the difference, a play that lifts one team to victory and sends the other to defeat.
For Feb. 7 of the 2020 Oregon high school basketball season, here's a look back at the Plays of the Day. To see complete game stories from all these contests, go to the Prep Basketball Tab.
CROOK COUNTY 54, REDMOND 49: The Crook County Cowgirls trailed 43-42 with less than a minute remaining in regulation when Grace Brooks grabbed one of her 12 rebounds and was fouled going up for a shot. Brooks hit the first of two free throws as the Cowgirls tied the game and sent it into overtime. Once in overtime, Crook County controlled the game and pulled away for victory.
CROOK COUNTY 44, REDMOND 48: After scoring just five points in the second quarter, the Crook County Cowboys were clinging to a two-point lead midway through the third quarter when Jordan Graydon took an inbounds pass, drove down the lane and scored, putting the Cowboys up by four. The Cowboys never led by less than three points again as they controlled the tempo of the game in the second half, winning their fourth consecutive league game.
SUNSET 44, ALOHA 33: In the third quarter against Aloha, Sunset freshman Lucy Allen snatched a missed free throw over a Warrior defender despite being blocked out, kept the ball high over her head and put home the offensive board to give Sunset a 25-8 advantage it would never relinquish on Friday, Feb. 7, at Aloha High School.
NORTH MARION 60, MOLALLA 31: Already shooting the lights out in the first half, the No. 6 North Marion girls basketball team punctuated a brilliant opening half against Molalla with a buzzer-beater to end the second quarter. With her team leading 30-13, North Marion junior Mya Hammack received the inbound pass with 2.8 seconds left in regulation, took two dribbles and heaved a three-quarter court shot near her team's bench. The ball swished through hoop, giving the Huskies a 30-point lead, which they held throughout the second half to remain undefeated in the 4A Tri-Valley Conference.
MADRAS 57, CORBETT 33: On a night when her team made a bunch of big shots, Madras senior Jiana Smith-Francis made the biggest, sinking a half-court shot during the Lady Buffalos' 57-33 home victory over Corbett at Madras High School on Friday, Feb. 7.
CANBY 51, TIGARD 40: The Canby girls basketball team went into the fourth quarter of Friday's Three Rivers League game at Tigard High School holding a 38-32 lead over the Tigers. The Cougars then all but put the game away by opening the final stanza with an 8-0 run, which was capped by a basket on a short-range bank shot by senior Ally Odell, giving Canby a 46-32 advantage with 3 minutes and 1 second left to play in the game.
WEST LINN 71, LAKERIDGE 57: After seeing her team trail by four points in the second quarter and by one at the half, West Linn junior guard Audrey Roden took over in the third quarter. Roden, after sitting out most of the second quarter with foul trouble, kicked off her huge third period by making a steal and scoring on a breakaway to give her team the lead for good at 37-35 with 7:40 remaining in the period. Before the quarter's end, Roden had poured in 11 points on 4 of 7 shooting from the field (including three 3-pointers) and 1 of 2 free throws, along with three rebounds and two steals.
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