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Tigard pulls away from Eagles in second half


by: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Centennial guard Melissa Dailey looks for an open passing lane during Wednesdays 57-42 playoff loss at Tigard.

TIGARD — The Centennial girls basketball team was step-for-step with Tigard during the first half Wednesday night before losing touch after the break and falling 57-42 in the first round of the OSAA 6A playoffs.

Late in the first half, Centennial’s Megan Dailey found an opening in front of the Tigard bench. Warnings of “shooter” were released into the air, but it was too late.

Dailey had already released the ball from three steps behind the arc. The 3-pointer splashed through the net to bring the Eagles within 15-13.

The game would remain close going into the locker room before Tigard took control by holding the Eagles to only two baskets in the third quarter.

The Tigers opened up a double-digit lead early in the fourth when Emilee Cincotta and Lexi Carter put on a double-team that forced a turnover, ending with Cincotta hitting a pair of foul shots at the other end.

The teams traded baskets the rest of the way, as the Eagles were unable to get back within striking distance.

Look for expanded game coverage in the Friday, March 1, print edition.

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