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Syring's buzzer-beater lifts Barlow past Eagles

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bruins are final unbeaten team in Mount Hood
by: David Ball, Barlow guard Jackie Whaley beats Centennial's Kelsey Khaw to the hoop for two points during the Bruins' 29-27 win Friday night.

Barlow's Allison Syring hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Bruins to a 29-27 girls basketball win against Centennial on Friday night.

After inbounding the ball with six seconds on the clock, Syring received a quick pass back and was left alone on the edge of the court for her game-winning shot.

'It seemed like no one was within a mile of me,' Syring said. 'I knew there were just a few seconds left, and I had to get a shot up.'

The ball ripped perfectly through the net as the buzzer sounded, leaving the Bruins (4-0) as the last unbeaten team in the Mount Hood Conference going into Christmas Break.

Centennial built a 15-3 lead in the first half. But Barlow gradually chipped away, tying the game when Jaydee Baxter drove through the middle for a layin with 4:15 to play.

The Bruins moved in front briefly before Centennial's Stacie Dillingham hit a 3-pointer from the baseline to put the Eagles in front 27-26 with less than a minute to play.

In other Mount Hood action, Gresham handed Reynolds its first loss 56-54. Amiee Frutchey led the charge with 26 points and nine rebounds, while Ashley Good hit the winning free throw with 18 seconds to play.

St. Mary's held off Sandy 68-60, sealing the victory with 48 seconds left when Carly Hafenbrack was fouled on a 3-pointer. She hit all three free throws to give the Blues a five-point lead.

Extended MHC girls basketball coverage appears in the Saturday, Dec. 16, issue of the Gresham Outlook.