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Barlow's Jesse White climbs another rung on Oregon's scoring list, NWAC suspends play at its basketball tourney

Spring games begin March 16

The OSAA spring sports season begins with games on Monday, March 16. Sandy's baseball team hosts Roosevelt, Forest Grove and Madison in a 3 p.m. jamboree before playing its first game at Aloha at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18.

Sandy's softball team also hosts a jamboree with Cleveland and Beaverton at 3:30 p.m. Monday, before playing its first official game at home at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday against Lincoln.

Sandy boys fall to Jefferson in playoffs

The Sandy High boys basketball team kept pace with PIL-champion Jefferson most of the way before falling 71-62 in the first round of the 6A playoffs last Wednesday.

The Pioneers finished the season with a 12-14 record.

PMG PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Barlow coach Tom Johnson and senior Jesse White compare notes during a break in play.

Jesse White climbs to fifth on all-time list

Barlow High senior guard Jesse White put up a game-high 23 points in Saturday's playoff win over Westview, pushing him past West Linn graduate and current Oregon Duck guard Payton Pritchard into fifth on Oregon's big-school all-time scoring list.

White has 2,123 career points.

Big-school scoring leaders

(All-time, Top five)

1. Kevin Love, Lake Oswego 2,628

2. Brad Tinsley, Oregon City 2,331

3. Salim Stoudamire, Lake Oswego 2,219

4. Kyle Singler, South Medford 2,207

5. Jesse White, Barlow 2,123

Newspaper hosts basketball bracket contest

The Sandy Post is hosting its annual March Madness contest, inviting readers to make their picks in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Email Sports Editor David Ball at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive an invite to this online-only contest.

First place receives a $35 gift certificate to The Roadhouse and a free one-year subscription to the newspaper.

PMG PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Mt. Hood CC center Emily Webber takes aim at a free throw.

Mt. Hood women pull off upset in opener

The Mt. Hood Community College women's basketball team scored a 75-72 overtime win over North Region champ Whatcom in the first round of the Northwest Junior College championship tournament Thursday morning in Everett, Wash.

Tatyana Lyles made a pair of free throws to tie the score 59-59 with 0:38 left in regulation. Each side missed a 3-point try down the stretch to send the game to overtime.

After trading the lead early in the extra session, Lyles sank a 3 to put the Saints in charge 70-64 with 2:36 left. A jumper by Rose Gwillim kept Mt. Hood up five points with less than a minute to play. Free throws by Gwillim and Ashley Parry in the closing seconds secured the victory.

Gwillim finished with a game-high 25 points to go along with 12 rebounds, while Lyles finished with 22 points and two steals.

A student at host school Everett Community College tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, leading to the suspension of the tournament just a few hours after Mt. Hood's game went final. The league is in discussions to find a new site, but nothing was confirmed through Sunday night.

The Saints (19-10) have advanced to the quarterfinals to face East runner-up Wenatchee Valley (21-9) if the tournament resumes.


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