Cav guys top LO for the first time in 4 years
Also: Clackamas girls take the Lakers downtown
Last Friday night was a good night for Clackamas High School basketball.
Clackamas boys basketball team won a 55-54 barnburner from 10th-ranked Lake Oswego, while Clackamas girls team breezed by their Laker counterparts 68-40.
David Reeses free throw with 12 seconds remaining proved the difference for Clackamas boys.
Reese (15 points), Keaton Bankofier (15 points) and Mitchell Fink (10 points) paced the Cavalier guys in scoring.
The contest was a game of momentum swings, with Clackamas up 14-8 at the end of the first period, the Cavaliers leading 26-25 at halftime, and Clackamas nursing a 45-40 advantage heading into the final period.
The Lakers were led by 6-2 junior Zach Parker (22 points) and 5-10 junior Jazz Johnson (21 points).
For Clackamas boys, it was their first win over Lake Oswego since January of 2010, when a Cavalier team prevailed 66-56, led by Spencer Bankofier (17 points), Kaeo Jan (13 points), Brian McGill (12 points), Matt Calhoun (11 points) and Alex Brown (10 points).
Ranked fourth in the state in the Class 6A coaches poll, the Cavalier guys on Friday upped their record to 13-3 on the 2013-14 season (1-1 in the Three Rivers League).
Clackamas guys play 12th-ranked Lakeridge (13-3, 1-1) on the road this Friday. The Pacers got blown out by top-ranked West Linn, 77-47, last Friday.
Clackamas girls basketball team had an easy time of it last Friday, surging to a 17-7 lead in the first quarter and a 36-17 advantage by halftime.
The Cavalier coeds were a sizzling 9-of-18 from 3-point land, and they made seven 3-pointers before the halftime break.
Sydney Azorr had a hot hand, hitting 5-of-6 field goals including four 3-pointers en route to a team-high 14 points.
Jordan Rasberry (12 points) and Kaitlyn Reiner (11 points) joined Azorr in double digits in scoring.
Clackamas coach Todd Lane said his starters were on the floor for less than 16 minutes. Ten different Clackamas players contributed points to the winning tally.
Erin McDonald (6 assists) and Erica Pagano (6 assists) fueled the offense with crisp passes.
Rasberry (8 rebounds) and Peyton Carroll (7 rebounds) led the Cavaliers to a 34-22 advantage on the backboards.
The Cavaliers were a hot-handed 27-of-51 (53 percent) from the field, even with the nine 3-pointers.
Lake Oswego was led by Morgan McKinney, who scored a game-high 16 points.
Clackamas coeds improved to 13-3 (2-0 in league) with the win.
Ranked fourth in the state by 6A girls coaches, the Cavaliers were to host the struggling Lakeridge Pacers (5-10, 0-2) this Friday. Clackamas coeds entertain 10th-ranked Canby (12-4, 1-1) in a key match-up at 6 p.m. next Tuesday.