Play of the Day: The best from Jan. 12 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 Jan. 12 of the 2018 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.
ST. HELENS 76, PARKROSE 70: After Parkrose junior Solomon Campbell's putback brought the Broncos within four at 71-67 with 39.5 seconds to play Friday in St. Helens, Lions seniors Trenton Minich and Owen Wolfe sank a pair of free throws each and inflated the team's lead to 75-67 with 27 seconds as St. Helens beat the Broncos for the first time since 2013.
CANBY 43, NEWBERG 48: Early on in the third quarter, Canby's Wade Brewer went on a tear. The Cougar senior hit five baskets in a row for Canby, including a phenomenal sequence where he tipped the ball away from Newberg's offense to teammate Tyler Castleman's waiting hands. Castleman then tossed the ball downcourt to Brewer mid-sprint who made the easy layup for a 26-25 lead.
WESTVIEW 61, GLENCOE 45: Facing Glencoe in the fourth quarter of their Friday home game, Westview's Jack Poling found teammate Kobe Newton on a backdoor cut and bounced a perfect pass to his junior running mate for two, plus the foul. Newton finished off the and-one at the free throw line in their team's 61-45 victory.
DAVID DOUGLAS 72, GRESHAM 42: After David Douglas' boys rolled to a 29-12 lead at halftime of its Friday game against Gresham, Abdi Dahir converted back-to-back layups in the third quarter to expand the Silver Scots' margin to 20 points. Dahir finished with a team-high 17 points.
DAVID DOUGLAS 73, GRESHAM 18: The Scots found success with their fullcourt press, opening up a 20-3 lead early in the second quarter against Gresham's girls after Jie Tan hit a 3-pointer from the top of the arc off an inbounds pass. Savannah Proske and Tan shared the team lead with 17 points apiece in their team's win.
BARLOW 65 CENTENNIAL 56: After trailing by double digits for most of the second half, Centennial's boys trimmed the Barlow lead to six at 53-47 midway through the fourth quarter. But Barlow's Jesse White responded on the next Bruin possession by going through three Eagle defenders to finish the tough layup and help fuel his team's 65-56 win.
FOREST GROVE 57, SPRAGUE 18: After a long Viking rebound, Forest Grove point guard Katie Rebsom dribbled the ball upcourt, settled her teammates in the half-court offense, and found Emily Huson in the corner where she drilled her second 3-pointer of the night to give the Viks a 15-0 lead and ultimately bury the visiting Olympians in a hole too deep from which to recover.
CULVER 38, PILOT ROCK 33: Pilot Rock's girls led by two points entering the final quarter of their Friday game at Culver, but the Bulldogs promptly went on a 14-4 run. With 2 minutes, 49 seconds remaining, Culver's Rosi Olivera drilled a 3-pointer from the corner that put her team on top 38-30 — its largest lead of the game.
PILOT ROCK 57, CULVER 43: Though Culver's boys were at a loss to find consistent offense on Friday, senior Weston Basl caught fire late, nearly willing the Bulldogs back into the game. Basl knocked down three deep balls on consecutive possessions midway through the fourth quarter, and hit another 3-pointer at the 2:18 mark before his team ultimately fell short.
CENTRAL 46, WOODBURN 44: After leading by as many as 12 points in the first half of their Friday home game against Central, the Woodburn Bulldogs surrendered their advantage to the Panthers in the second half. After falling behind 40-39 with four minutes left in the game, Woodburn senior Victor Ramirez took the lead back for the Bulldogs when teammate Elias Barajas whipped the ball from underneath Woodburn's basket to the perimeter, where Ramirez drilled a 3-pointer to put his team up 42-40.
WEST LINN 57, TUALATIN 35: After leading just 9-7 over Tualatin at the end of Friday's first quarter, West Linn's girls put together a crucial 19-8 scoring edge in the second quarter, capping that run when freshman post Aaron Vonleh took a lob pass from senior teammate Lizzy Herrick and scored inside with four seconds left to boost the Lions' lead to 28-15 at the half.