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by: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT Lincoln’s Mele Aisea heads up the court in a 59-50 loss last week at Clackamas.

6A boys basketball:

Central Catholic (2-1) plays host to the Halligan Classic on Friday and Saturday, with Sunset, Corvallis and North Salem also in the field. The Rams' tourney opener is 7:30 p.m. Friday versus Sunset. … Grant is off to a 5-0 start. Lincoln is 4-2 after a two-overtime, 64-63 loss Tuesday at David Douglas (3-1). … Jesuit (4-0) and Westview (3-1) are picked to battle for the Metro League title, if not the state title. They'll play Feb. 1 at Westview and Feb. 15 at Jesuit. Jesuit is at home against Central Catholic on Jan. 13.

5A/4A boys basketball:

The Portland Interscholastic League 5A's teams are 4-16 going into league openers -Jefferson is at Benson tonight, and on Friday Cleveland visits Wilson, while Franklin goes to Madison. … Roosevelt (3-0) treks to Dallas on Friday and plays host to Mountain View at 6 p.m. Saturday.

6A girls basketball: Lincoln (4-2) visits Grant (1-3) on Friday. The Cardinals have won their last two games, beating Southridge and Tualatin. … In the Mt. Hood Conference, Central Catholic (5-0) is favored, but David Douglas (5-0), Reynolds (4-1) and St. Mary's Academy (3-1) also are playing well. The Scots are home Friday versus McKay and Monday against Cleveland. David Douglas will play host to Central Catholic in a league opener Jan. 3. St. Mary's will be in Chandler, Ariz., for the Nike Tournament of Champions Monday through Thursday.

5A/4A girls basketball:

Parkrose (4-1) has wins over Benson, Jefferson, North Salem and Sprague, with a six-point loss to David Douglas. The Broncos have their next three games at home -Friday versus South Albany, Monday with Forest Grove and Tuesday against Cleveland. … The PIL 5A (1-21 in nonleague games through Tuesday) begins league games tonight, with Benson at Jeff. On Friday, Wilson is at Cleveland, and Madison is at Franklin.

• Roosevelt will return to the PIL 5A in 2012-13. The Oregon School Activities Association approved the school's request to move up from 4A. The OSAA executive board also voted to keep Portland Christian in the 2A Northwest League.

• Regular trips to Redmond for special district games won't be required of Grant and Lincoln after this school year. The OSAA approved moving Redmond from 6A to 5A. Ridgeview, also in Redmond, will open in fall 2012 as a 4A school.