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Huskies' late surge falls short in loss to Waldorf

GIRLS BASKETBALL - Open Door pulls within six points in final minutes
by: David Ball, Open Door's Erin Adams leads a fastbreak during the Huskies loss to Portland Waldorf on Tuesday night. She led the Huskies with 15 points.

MILWAUKIE - After trailing by double-digits throughout the second half, the Open Door girls basketball team made a sudden surge that fell a few baskets short in a 59-51 loss to Portland Waldorf on Tuesday night.

Portland Waldorf's coach was hit with a double-technical foul, and Open Door's Jenna Decker sank a pair of free throws to cut the margin to 55-49 with 2:58 to play. The Huskies had numerous chances inside the paint, but their comeback stalled when the team could make just one more basket down the stretch.

The loss drops Open Door to 5-6 in Valley-10 action, leaving them in a four-team battle to decide the final three league playoff spots.

The Huskies started strong, racing to an early 10-6 lead when Stephanie Decker swished 3-pointers from each side of the court in the first period. But Portland Waldorf took control of the game with a 10-point run, holding Open Door scoreless for more than five minutes.

• Portland Waldorf used a 17-2 run in the middle of the game to beat Open Door 56-33 in the boys game.

In Class 2A action, No. 2-ranked Portland Christian ended Portland Lutheran's five-game win streak with a lopsided 88-44 victory.