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Damascus girls see comeback fall short

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Damascus Christians Nicole Manning fights to get loose along the sideline during a fastbreak against North Clackamas Christians Eva Yankee.

Valley 10 tournament title game

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North Clackamas Christian
Damascus Christian

PORTLAND — The Damascus Christian girls basketball team closed to within a bucket a few times, but could never get even during a 34-28 loss to North Clackamas Christian in the Valley 10 tournament title game Saturday.

Trailing by nine at the break, the Eagles held North Clackamas scoreless in the third quarter and made it a one-possession game at the start of the fourth.

But every time Damascus had a chance to tie the score, North Clackamas found the answer. Twice that took the form of 3-pointers by Kylie Felix — the Saints’ only made baskets of the second half.

Damascus Christian (18-4), the No. 8-ranked team, starts the small-school playoffs at home at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Arlington. North Clackamas (13-8) earned a bye into Friday’s second round.

View photos at daveball.exposuremanager.com.

Look for expanded coverage in our Tuesday, Feb. 23, print edition.