Play of the Day: The best from Jan. 4 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 Jan. 4 of the 2019 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.
OREGON CITY 62, SHERWOOD 54: With Sherwood leading 51-48, Oregon City senior post Erich Nova was fouled as he made a follow-up shot with 5 minutes and 38 seconds left to play. Nova missed his ensuing free throw, but Oregon City senior guard Corban Remsburg grabbed the rebound and put in a follow-up shot of his own, giving the Pioneers essentially a 4-point play, and a 52-51 lead in the non-league game played Friday at Sherwood High School.
CLACKAMAS 77, SANDY 63: Ryan Lewis grabbed an offensive rebound and scored on the put-back, touching off a 16-8 Clackamas run in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter that extended the Cavaliers' lead to 69-55 and all but put Friday's Mt. Hood Conference opener out of reach with 4:30 to play.
BARLOW 52, CENTENNIAL 18: Already out to a 10-point lead, the Bruins scored on four straight trips early in the second quarter to expand the margin to 26-7. Center Libby Mathis started the scoring spree with a three-point play on a spin at the left side of the basket.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC 76, GRESHAM 54: The Rams ran away with this one early, taking a 40-21 lead into halftime after guard Isaiah Amato hit three buckets in the final two minutes of the half, capped when he scored on a step-back jumper from the elbow at the horn.
WOODBURN 61, SWEET HOME 47: As the No. 6 Woodburn Bulldogs were attempting to hold off a late rally from the No. 4 Sweet Home Huskies in the Oregon West league opener for both teams, Woodburn senior Trevor Karsseboom knocked down a step-back 3-pointer off a pass from R.J. Veliz with less than two minutes left in the game to give the Bulldogs a 57-47 lead and help secure the victory.
WOODBURN 47, SWEET HOME 42: With Woodburn clinging to a narrow 32-29 lead midway through the fourth quarter, freshman guard Aria Kent scored eight consecutive points in under a minute, sandwiching a driving layup between a pair of 3-pointers from the right side to give the Bulldogs a commanding 40-29 lead, which they held onto for the program's first league victory in more than two years.
LAKE OSWEGO 70, NORTH MEDFORD 41: After rallying from an early 9-8 deficit, Lake Oswego closed the first quarter of its Friday home game against North Medford with an 11-2 that gave the Lakers a lead they would not relinquish. Senior guard Josh Angle capped that stretch with a buzzer-beating pull-up 3-pointer that gave the Lakers a 19-11 edge at the end of the first period and set the stage for their runaway victory.