Clackamas guys lose to Lincoln in the first round of the Class 6A boys playoffs

After rallying to a 22-14 early second quarter lead, the 22nd-ranked Clackamas Cavaliers turned cold from the field, and the result was a 60-50 loss to 11th-ranked Lincoln in last week’s first round of the Class 6A state high school boys basketball playoffs.

The Cavaliers made eight of their first 12 shots from the floor. But then they turned impatient on offense, and the result was 11-for-35 (31 percent) shooting the rest of the game.

The Cardinals made a 13-0 run to end the second quarter, building a 36-28 lead by the halftime break. And the Cavaliers were fighting an uphill battle the rest of the way.

John Williams, a 6-3 senior wing, scored a game-high 20 points to lead a senior-dominated Cardinal lineup that included nine seniors.

The youthful Cavaliers, with only three seniors on their roster, were led by 6-2 junior Andrew Gutwig (17 points) and 6-0 senior Brett Udland (10 points). Gutwig came out hot as a pistol, scoring 13 of the Cavaliers’ first 15 points.

Clackamas finished the year with an overall record of 11-13, after going 4-6 and tying Lakeridge (14-11, 4-6) for third place in the Three Rivers League.

Lincoln (14-12) lost at sixth-ranked South Medford 70-66 in last Friday’s second round of the Class 6A state playoffs.

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