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
TROUTDALE The Reynolds boys basketball team locked down Forest Groves 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 teams last opportunity with 12.9 seconds left, and Reynolds guard Brandon Williams closed out the victory by sinking a pair of late free throws.
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