The No. 3 Cavaliers pull away from the No. 2 Lions to earn a title berth

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Clackamas' Elijah Gonzales put the pedal to the medal in his team's 78-71 win over West Linn in the semifinals of the Class 6A state tournament at the Chiles Center on Friday.Two bitter, talented rivals.

A contest to decide the season series.

The biggest prize of the year on the line.

Friday's Clackamas-West Linn boys basketball game — held in the semifinals of the Class 6A state basketball tournament at the Chiles Center — had all that and more.

In the end, it was the Cavaliers — led by senior Elijah Gonzales' 40 points — that got the win, pulling away for a 78-71 victory and a berth in the state title contest. That game, against Jefferson, is set for 3:15 p.m. Saturday.

With all that going on, you just know that Pamplin Media Group sent out its sports editors and photographers to document the action on Friday.

So enjoy. Click through and click through again to pick out your favorites.

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