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The Bruins lock up at least a share of the Mount Hood Conference crown heading into Tuesday's finale

OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Barlow's Evan Inglesbly gets past defender Ryan Ahlstrom for a layup during the Bruins' 95-94 home win Friday night.



6A BOYS BASKETBALL
Mount Hood Conference

Team Score
Barlow (16-7)
95
Clackamas (13-10) ... 2OT
94


Clackamas had just scored on three straight possessions to start the second overtime. The six-point lead looked the size of Mount Everest on a night where the teams were rarely more than a stride apart.

Barlow coach Tom Johnson called a timeout.

"We had to get a basket right there to give us a little bit of confidence," he said.

Dominic Jacoby fired a no look pass inside to teammate Evan Inglesby, who escaped from underneath the hoop and came out the other side for a layup.

The Bruins would score again on their next trip, then Jacoby tied up Clackamas center Cole Turner at midcourt to give the ball back to Barlow.

Jesse White, who had already put up 30 points, drove through the middle and drew a crowd of black shirts before firing a pass into the corner of the floor. Inglesby was set and waiting behind the 3-point arc for a catch-and-fire over the outstretched hand of Clackamas's Ryan Ahlstrom.

The shot ripped the net and put Barlow in front 89-88 with 1:41 to play — the 19th and final lead change of the night.

The Bruins went on to the 95-94 win, secured only after Mitchell Modjeski's 3/4-court shot glanced off the side of the rim at the horn.

With the win Barlow (16-7) moves alone to the top of the Mount Hood Conference standings, ensuring itself at least a share of the league title. The Bruins can win the MHC outright with a win at Central Catholic (15-8) in the regular-season finale at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.


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Look for expanded coverage ahead in our Tuesday, Feb. 20, print edition.

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