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Tigard teams face Canby, Tualatin squads to play Lake Oswego, Sherwood teams host Newberg

PMG PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tigard junior Brett Moss (left), and his Tiger teammates, and Tualatin senior Sam Noland, and his Timberwolf teammates, will open the seocnd half of Three Rivers League basketball play with road games tonight.Things start getting serious — really serious — tonight, in the Three Rivers League and Pacific Conference basketball races.

The second round of action in both of those conferences kicks off with games tonight (Friday).

In Three Rivers League boys basketball play, league-leading Lake Oswego, which is 6-0, will host Tualatin in a game starting at 7 p.m. at Lake Oswego High School. Besides the Lakers (10-8 overall), Tualatin is the hottest team in the league, as the Timberwolves bring a four-game winning streak into tonight's contest. Tualatin is currently in third place in the league standings at 4-2 (10-8 overall).

Lake Oswego won the teams' first meeting, 65-50.

The Tigard boys, who are fifth in the league standings at 2-4 (12-6 overall), will be looking to avenge a league-opening 58-46 loss when they travel to Canby (3-3, 9-9) for a TRL game starting at 7 p.m.

In tonight's other Three Rivers League boys game, Lakeridge (0-6, 5-12) will play at second-place West Linn (5-1, 12-6) at 6 p.m.

In Three Rivers League girls basketball play, Tualatin, which is tied with Canby for fourth place in the league standings at 4-3 (13-4 overall), will host Lake Oswego (0-7, 3-14) at 7 p.m. The Wolves won the teams' first meeting 67-17.

The Tigard girls, who are tied with Lakeridge for sixth place in the league standings at 2-5 (3-14 overall), will host Canby (10-6 overall) at 7 p.m. The Tigers won the teams' first meeting 50-39.

Elsewhere in Three Rivers League girls play tonight, Oregon City (5-2, 13-4) will host St. Mary's Academy (5-2, 13-5) at 7 p.m., and league-leading West Linn (6-1, 12-5) will host Lakeridge (2-5, 10-7) at 7:30 p.m.

In Pacific Conference boys play tonight, Sherwood will look to strengthen its grip on first place in the conference standings when it hosts Newberg at 5:45 p.m. The Bowmen hold the top spot right now at 6-0 (12-6), while Newberg is in second place at 5-1 (11-7). Sherwood won the teams' first meeting 65-45.

In other Pacific Conference boys games tonight, McMinnville (0-6, 2-15) will host Forest Grove (3-3, 8-10), and Liberty (3-3, 9-9) will be home to face Century (3-3, 8-10) in games starting at 5:45 p.m.

In Pacific Conference girls action tonight, Sherwood will host Newberg at 7:15 p.m. The Lady Bowmen come into the contest at 4-2 in conference play (10-8 overall), putting them in a tie with Forest Grove and McMinnville for second place in the league standings. Newberg is 1-5 in conference games (11-7 overall). Sherwood won the teams' first game 44-37.

In other Pacific Conference girls games tonight, league-leading Liberty (6-0, 15-3) will host Century (1-5, 5-13), and Forest Grove (4-2, 14-4) will be home to face McMinnville (4-2, 11-7) in games starting at 7:15 p.m.

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