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LO advances to semifinals

Lake Oswego's run through the 2008 Interstate Shootout hit a snag in the semifinals on Monday night. The Lakers ran into a defensive-minded Ashland squad and endured a nightmarish shooting night in a 42-20 defeat.

The Lakers only scored four field goals in the game three of which came from Miranda Babcock-Krenk.

But, despite hitting only one shot in the entire first half, a three-pointer by Aimee Chase on the team's opening possession, Lake Oswego wasn't out of the game until midway through the third quarter.

Lake Oswego played solid defense as the Grizzlies didn't put up big numbers on offense in their own right.

After Ashland went on a 13-0 run to take a quick lead, the team only scored six more points in the half and led by a football-esque score of 19-9 at the break.

The Grizzlies played good defense on Lake Oswego's leading scorer Kate Childs who was held to just two points on a pair of free throws.

Babcock-Krenk hit a jumper early in the third quarter to break the team's field goal drought and pull the Lakers within eight points but Ashland hit three three-pointers in the quarter to all but seal the victory.

The Grizzlies then played keep away for much of the fourth quarter, taking up time on each possession to advance to the championship.

Leading up to that game, Lake Oswego picked up a pair of solid victories.

To open the tournament, Lake Oswego knocked off West Albany 45-38. The Lakers used a 15-5 advantage in the second quarter to hold on for the victory.

West Albany struggled to stop 6'5' Brandy Herald who had a game-high 15 points in the contest to help her team advance. Childs added 13 to pace the Lakers.

Then, in the quarterfinals, Lake Oswego got by a solid Liberty team with another solid defensive effort winning 50-32.