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8 Mar 2014
9 Mar 2014
IN PHOTOS: Demos top Lakers by 2 in Les Schwab
The Les Schwab Invitational kicked off with eight games Friday at Liberty High.
The Jefferson Democrats, defending Class 5A champions, were one of the first-round winners. They handed Lake Oswego (6-1) its first defeat of the season 65-63.
Silas Melson led the Demos (5-0) with 20 points. Devaunte Paschal added 14 points, and Kadeem Strickland had 8 points and 5 assists.
Jeff shot 48.1 percent to the field and held the Lakers to 36.8 percent. LO had 11 turnovers to the Demos' five.
Jefferson will meet the nation's No. 9-ranked team, Rainier Beach of Seattle, in the second round at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Rainier Beach (5-0) defeated Grant 93-66 on Friday, despite 24 points by Grant's Deiondre Bird and 17 from Grant's Darren Kennedy.
The 32-game tournament continues through Monday at Liberty.
Photos of the Jefferson-Lake Oswego game by Jonathan House of the Portland Tribune: