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Bruins take command from opening tip

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlow point guard Colton Archer speeds down the sideline on a fast break after scooping up a loose ball in Greshams end.

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The Barlow boys basketball team raced to a 17-2 lead in the opening minutes and maintained a comfortable gap to the final buzzer during its 76-44 win at Gresham on Friday night.

Dominik Copper hit a 3-pointer in front of the Gophers' student section, and drew a foul away from the ball, sinking both of his free throws to send Barlow to the locker room with a 17-point halftime lead.

Copper and Leonard Dixon shared the team lead with 24 points apiece, combining to shoot 12 for 17 (.706) from beyond the arc.

The Bruins finished with a 24-point fourth quarter to secure its first league win.

View photos from the game at daveball.exposuremanager.com.

Look for expanded game coverage in our Tuesday, Jan. 19, print edition.