Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest high school basketball games from Jan. 22
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.
Eight days earlier, Cleveland High coach Don Emry had told his Warriors they could shock the 6A world in that nights game against Grant. They did, upsetting the Generals in a wire-to-wire, 74-64 victory at Cleveland.
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.
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.
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.
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 nights non-conference home loss to the Kennedy Trojans.
It didnt 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.