Tigers, Wolves set for rivalry doubleheader tonight
It's a big night in the area for high school basketball.
And nowhere will top the intensity that will be found at Tigard High School.
That's because the Tiger boys and girls teams will be hosting rival Tualatin in Three Rivers League doubleheader tonight (Friday). The varsity girls game will start at 5:45 p.m., with the varsity boys contest slated to follow at 7:15 p.m.
Both the Tigard and Tualatin girls come into tonight's contest with 2-3 league records (the Tigers are 3-12 overall, while the Timberwolves are 11-4), putting them in a tie with Canby and Lakeridge for fourth place in the league standings.
Both teams are also coming off of wins on Tuesday. Tualatin bested Canby 45-39 behind a 24-point performance from junior post Natalie Lathrop. Tigard got a 52-24 win over Lake Oswego on Tuesday.
On the boys side, Tualatin, which has won two straight league games, including a 58-47 victory over Canby on Tuesday, is 2-2 in TRL play and 8-8 on the season. Tigard, which lost a 68-65 overtime game at Lake Oswego on Tuesday, is 1-3 in TRL games, and 11-5 for the season.
"Tigard is going to be huge," Tualatin senior guard Sam Noland said following the Wolves' win over Canby. "It doesn't matter who has the better record. We have to be ready to play. It's going to be a close game for sure."
"We've got another big one coming up," Tualatin sophomore guard Noah Ogoli said. "We have to keep working."
Elsewhere in Three Rivers League girls play tonight, first-place St. Mary's Academy will host second-place West Linn at 7 p.m. Oregon City will be home to face Lakeridge and Lake Oswego will travel to Canby for 7 p.m. contests.
In TRL boys play tonight, Lake Oswego will host Canby and Lakeridge will be home to play Oregon City in games starting at 7 p.m.
In Pacific Conference action tonight, the Sherwood boys and girls squads will be hosting Glencoe in a doubleheader.
The girls game is set to start at 5:45 p.m. The Lady Bowmen are 2-2 in conference play (8-8 overall), putting them in a tie with McMinnville for third place in the conference standings. The Glencoe girls are 1-3 in conference play (5-10 overall).
The boys game is slated to start at 7:15 p.m. Sherwood leads the conference at 4-0 (10-6 overall). The Glencoe boys are 0-4 in conference play, and 4-12 for the season.
Elsewhere in Pacific Conference girls action tonight, Forest Grove will be hosting conference-leading Liberty, and Newberg will travel to McMinnville for games starting at 5:45 p.m.
In Pacific Conference boys play tonight, Forest Grove will be home to play Liberty, and McMinnville will host Newberg in games set to start at 7:15 p.m.
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