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Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest high school basketball games from Jan. 22

REVIEW PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - La Salle guard Taycee Wedin drives to the basket against Rex Putnam guard Adrionna Taylor on Friday night.Another day, another ...

You thought I was going to say "dollar," right?

Nope — this is about hoop. Another day, another "three," another jaw-dropping blocked shot, another fast break basket that moves one team closer to a playoff berth and another closer to despair.

It was all on display Friday night as Oregon's best high school basketball teams continued league play and took yet another step forward in the race to the 2016 state playoffs.

With all that excitement going on, Community Newspapers was there to document a bunch of it.

Among the games covered by Community Newspapers' sports editors, reporters and photographers on Friday night, there were some absolutely huge results that will shape the power rankings for weeks to come.

In case you may have missed some of these landmark scores, here's a look back at the top five results from Friday's contests. You can see all our coverage by clicking on the new Prep Basketball tab — to see it, just hover over the Sports tab — on all our websites.

Cleveland Warriors shock Jefferson, too, in PIL boys basketball

Eight days earlier, Cleveland High coach Don Emry had told his Warriors they could “shock the 6A world” in that night’s game against Grant. They did, upsetting the Generals in a wire-to-wire, 74-64 victory at Cleveland.

Wildcats ride defense, crowd to blowout over Beavers

Westview's boys (11-4, 5-0) flipped what was a supposed showdown versus fellow conference undefeated foe Beaverton (10-5, 4-1) into a runaway 64-41 rout behind a blistering 17-0 first quarter start fueled by savage man-to-man defense, feverish transition basketball and a frenzied Wildcat student section.

La Salle Prep makes believers of the Rex Putnam Kingsmen

If anyone is going to dethrone La Salle Prep as state champion in Class 5A high school girls basketball, they're going to have to play some really good basketball.

The Rex Putnam Kingsmen learned that Friday night (Jan. 22) at Putnam, when they got outgunned by the Falcons 76-54 in a contest for supremacy in the Northwest Oregon Conference.

No. 8 Scappoose too much for No. 7 Valley Catholic

In Scappoose and Valley Catholic's three-game Cowapa League rivalry, the road team has won each time, and it always comes down to the wire.

The eighth-ranked Indians wore out the seventh-ranked Valiants 53-48 on Friday in Beaverton.

Kennedy defense stifles Country Christian, 43-36

Country Christian girls’ basketball coach Russ Halverson was at a loss to explain why the Cougars struggled to put the ball in basket during Thursday night’s non-conference home loss to the Kennedy Trojans.

It didn’t seem to matter if the shots were from point-blank range, three-point range, or the free-throw line, the Cougars seemed out of sync offensively from the opening tip to the final buzzer of their 43-36 defeat in Bergstrom Gym.