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Big third quarter lands Raiders a win


Forest Grove cant get the 3s to fall late in a 58-53 loss to Reynolds on Friday night

by: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Reynolds guard Brandon Williams drives around Forest Grove defender Michael Garcia during the second half of the Raiders 58-53 win Friday night.

TROUTDALE — The Reynolds boys basketball team locked down Forest Grove’s shooters down the stretch Friday night to hold on for a 58-53 win.

The Raiders were down one heading into the locker room, but opened the second half on a nine-point spurt to build a lead they would never surrender. Devante Warren sparked the surge with a 3-pointer out of the corner, and followed that by cleaning up a breakaway chance at the front of the rim.

Reynolds found itself with a 47-40 lead early in the fourth quarter after Warren sneaked a pass through a double-team, allowing teammate Skyler Johnson to make a quick turn to the hoop for an easy layin.

Forest Grove whittled the margin to 3-points as the clock neared two minutes to play, but the Vikings misfired on four long-range attempts that would have tied the game down the stretch.

A travelling violation wiped out the team’s last opportunity with 12.9 seconds left, and Reynolds guard Brandon Williams closed out the victory by sinking a pair of late free throws.

Look for extended game coverage in the Tuesday, Dec. 18, print edition of The Outlook.

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