Friday's top five: A look back at the five biggest basketball games from Feb. 10
All five of this week's members of Friday's top five reaped some big rewards for their wins last week.
And with all that going on, Pamplin Media Group's sports editors, reporters and photographers were out in force to document a bunch of it.
Among the many games covered by Pamplin Media Group on Friday, there were some absolutely huge results that will shape the state power rankings for weeks to come.
In case you may have missed some of these landmark scores, here's a look back at Friday's top five games. You can see all our coverage by clicking on the Prep Basketball Tab — to see it, just hover over the Sports tab — on all our websites.
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Clackamas' Elijah Gonzales scored 16 of his game-high 26 points in the first half to help pace the league-leading Cavaliers to a 66-54 Mt. Hood Conference boys' basketball road win Friday over Oregon City.
Matt O'Brien added 14 points for the Cavaliers, who closed the first half on a 17-5 run to take a 35-22 lead and then led by at least six points the rest of the way.
The battle between the No. 1 Seaside boys basketball team and No. 3 Valley Catholic was supposed to be a war for supremacy.
Instead, it was a one-sided rout.
Valley — playing arguably its best full four quarters of action this year — dismantled the top team in Class 4A 68-50 at Valley Catholic High School to tie the Seagulls for first place in the Cowapa League. The classic most spectators expected to unfold between the Cowapa's top two teams never transpired as Valley (15-4, 7-1) handed Seaside (17-1 overall, 7-1 in league) its first loss of the season.
The Mt. Hood Conference girls' basketball title chase has turned into a race for second place.
Clackamas all but locked up the outright league championship Friday night when Brianna Phiakhamngon scored a team-high 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds, leading the No. 3-ranked Cavaliers to a 53-45 road win over Oregon City.
It was "Jam the Gym" night at Forest Grove High School Friday night, Feb. 10, and while the home crowd and team was thinking victory, the No. 3-ranked Titans boys team had something else in mind.
The Vikings (14-8, 8-6) fell to West Salem 50-49 in front of a raucous crowd of Forest Grove faithful, and in the process slipped further from the top in the Greater Valley Conference standings.
In a game where they needed him most, David Douglas's DeMonte Malloy stepped up in the clutch.
Malloy scored nine of his 24 points for the Scots in the fourth quarter and despite trailing for the vast majority of the game, David Douglas (13-7, 9-2 MHC) defeated Centennial (13-8, 5-6 MHC) 62-55 on Friday night in front of raucous Centennial crowd. The victory kept the Scots in sole possession of second place in the MHC and helped them clinch a birth in the postseason.