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The Beavers win easily over Central Catholic while seven other Westside teams play with mixed results.

PMG FILE PHOTO - The Beaverton girls basketball team celebates after a win earlier this season. The Beavers cruised to a first round playoff win over Central Catholic.The No. 1-seeded Beavers "struggled" early but ultimately asserted their dominance, defeating Central Catholic 62-22 at Beaverton High.

Beaverton junior post Zoe Borter led the Beavers with 15 points, with fellow junior Lainey Spear adding 14, senior Emily Rice 11, and junior point guard Maddie Naro making the fourth Beaver to score in double figures with 10.

The Beavers will host Metro League foe Westview in the second round. The Wildcats defeated Forest Grove in their first round game 37-28.

Cleveland 71, Mountainside 65

In what was—at least on paper—the biggest upset of the playoffs' first round, the Warriors used 21 points from Addy Huss and 14 points from sophomore Malia Waiwaiole to pull-away from the home Mavericks early in the fourth quarter en route to their six-point win.

Cleveland's senior forward Stell Blaha tallied four three-pointers in the game, three of which came during a pivotal stretch late in the third quarter and into the fourth.

Mountainside was led by senior post Lindsey Wilson who notched 12 points in defeat.

The Warriors will travel to West Linn for Saturday's second round game.

Lakeridge 62, Liberty 31

The Pacers wasted little time putting the Falcons to bed, leading by 11 after a quarter and 20 by the half.

Lakeridge's junior Keelie O'Hollaren led the No. 4-seeded Three Rivers League team with 21 points, 19 of which came in the second half, while Reece Ericson tallied 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

With the win, Lakeridge will host league rival Oregon City in the second round.

South Medford 71, Tigard 33

Led by seniors Lottie Dillard and Sierra Logue who combined for 32 points and 21 rebounds, the Panthers cruised to victory over the No. 30-seeded Tigers.

South Medford improved to 22-3 with the win and will host No. 14-seeded Sheldon Saturday, who defeated Tualatin 34-30 in Wednesday's first round.

Sheldon 34, Tualatin 30

No. 14-seeded Sheldon of the Southwest Conference survived a scare from the No. 19-seeded Timberwolves, who failed in an attempt to tie or take the lead on what proved to be the game's final possession.

The Irish were led by freshman Diamond Wright who finished with 18 points and six rebounds, while Beaux Bruegman added 11 points and six rebounds.

Tualatin was led by Anna Sherman who tallied 11 points in defeat.

PMG PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Westview battled for a road win over Forest Grove in their first round playoff game March 2 at Forest Grove High.Benson 80, Southridge 22

The No. 6-seeded Techsters continued to roll, defeating the Metro League Skyhawks handily and in doing so won their 12th straight contest and 17th in 18 tries.

Benson will host fellow PIL member Jefferson in a second round game Saturday.

Sherwood 52, South Salem 31

Bowmen freshman Ava Heiden led the way with 25 points, while senior Mandie Jensen added nine in what proved to be a comfortable first round win over the Saxon.

Sherwood used a pressure defense and Heiden's inside presence to overwhelm South Salem early, clinching the win and setting up a second round matchup with Metro League runner-up and No. 2-seeded Jesuit who defeated Canby 47-31.

Jesuit 47, Canby 31

The Crusaders dominated the Cougars from the tip, building a 22-point first half lead and cruising to a relatively easy home win.

Jesuit's Avery Edwards led the Crusaders with 17 points, which included five three-point baskest.

Canby was led by senior Kayley Borntrager who tallied 13 points in defeat.

Other first round scores were as follows:

West Linn 45, Grant 36

Clackamas 59, St. Mary's Academy 27

Grants Pass 46, West Salem 44

Oregon City 57, Mountain View 35

Jefferson 54, Bend 20

Barlow 46, South Eugene 36

Ida B. Wells 35, McMinnville 16


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