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Corbett boys stay in the hunt, Barlow boys break the century mark, Central boys win buzzer beater

PMG PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Corbett guard Joe Fundak put up a game-high 16 points in the Cardinals 58-55 win at Molalla on Tuesday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Tuesday, Feb. 18

CORBETT 58, MOLALLA 55 — The Cardinals picked up a must-have road win to keep its hopes alive in the chase for a spot into the 4A play-in qualifiers.

Joe Fundak hit a trio of first-half 3-pointers to push Corbett to an early lead that would expand to 10 points heading down the stretch. Fundak finished with a game-high 16 points.

The Cardinals connected on 10-of-20 (50%) free throws in the fourth quarter, which allowing Molalla to trim the margin to a single possession. Jake Newton knocked down off four of his second-half foul shots to help Corbett secure the victory. He finished with 13 points.

Molalla's Jacob Watson got hot from distance with a trio of 3-pointers in the second quarter. He scored all but two of his team-high 15 points in the period.

With the win, Corbett (9-11) sits tied with Madras in third place in the Tri-Valley. With two games left in the regular season, the Cardinals are four spots out of the final wildcard spot into the 4A play-in qualifiers.

BARLOW 101, REYNOLDS 44 — The Bruins lit up the rarely used lightbulbs in the far left of the 'Home' box Tuesday night after hitting the century mark for the first time since last year's league opener.

PMG PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Barlow's Jesse White put up 37 points in the Bruins 101-44 win over Reynolds on Tuesday night.

The teams were deadlocked at 15 at the end of the first quarter before Barlow broke the game open with 35 points in the second. Jesse White poured in eight buckets in the period — two of them coming from behind the arc. He finished with a game-high 37 points.

Evan Inglesby knocked down a trio of 3s in the third quarter and finished with 21 points.

Alex Hendrickson led the Raiders with 14 points.

GRESHAM 96, CENTENNIAL 66 — Gresham's Ethan Abrahamson hit four 3-pointers in the second quarter on his way to a game-high 22 points. The Gophers took a 56-35 lead into halftime. Gophers' center Syrus Sagiao went 9-for-11 at the free-throw line and finished with 21 points, while Elijah Munyan added 18.

Beko Wako led Centennial with 18 points, while Ajay Hutchinson scored 16.

The Gophers (15-7) hit the .500 mark in league play and are in solid position to grab one of the 6A wildcard spots, carrying a No. 22 ranking into the final week of the regular season.

CLACKAMAS 81, D. DOUGLAS 67 — Ben Gregg knocked down four first-quarter buckets to pace the Cavaliers to a 24-11 lead that they would never surrender. He finished with a game-high 26 points.

Josiah Collins led David Douglas with 19 points, going 7-for-7 at the free-throw line in the second quarter alone. Jermaine Robinson knocked down four 3s and finished with 13 points.

C. CATHOLIC 60, SANDY 59 — Sandy's Pierce Roeder stole and inbounds pass, then turned and fired a 3-pointer from the corner to pull the Pioneers within two points in the final minute.

Moments later, Tanner Brewster pulled down a missed Rams' free throw and sent an outlet pass to Roeder, who got loose near the top of the arc for a go-ahead triple with 11.1 seconds left.

Central's Darius Gakwasi brought the ball past halfcourt and continued on a drive down the left side before sending a pass through the lane, feeding teammate Gage Ainslie for the winning layup with 2.6 seconds left.

Roeder rushed up the sideline, squeezed past a defender as he crossed midcourt, took one more dribble and launched a double-pump with a defender diving at him. The desperation shot clipped the front of the rim, glanced off the backboard and fell to the floor.

Roeder led all players with 20 points, while Luke Johnson paced the Rams with 18.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Tuesday, Feb. 18

BARLOW 91, REYNOLDS 35 — The Bruins took a 48-15 lead into halftime with guard Kennedie Shuler coming up with nine of her 14 points in the first quarter, while Annie Koenig scored all nine of her points in the second period.

Melanie Hiu knocked down four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 19 points. The Bruins (17-5) remain tied with Central Catholic atop the Mount Hood Conference.

Sasha Riddle led the Raiders with 13 points.

CENTENNIAL 58, GRESHAM 19 — The Eagles broke out with 24 first-quarter points, sparked by Ellie Greene's trio of 3-pointers. She would hit five for the night to finish with a game-high 15 points, despite not seeing the floor in the fourth quarter. Ellie Basinski added 14 points and Quyhn Vu scored 11.

Centennial's defense held the Gophers to one made basket through the first three quarters on its way to building a 49-7 lead.


These recaps are scheduled for our Friday, Feb. 21, print edition.


— - MHC basketball


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