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Barlow boys outlast Reynolds in overtime

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlows Tyler Edmondson protects the ball against Reynolds defender Jordan May.

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The Barlow boys basketball team battled into the final minute to secure a 76-70 overtime win over Reynolds on Friday night.

Trailing by one with less than 30 seconds to play, Reynolds tightened up its defense in hopes of forcing a late turnover.

Xavier Smith almost pulled it off.

He poked the ball loose near mid court, but was whistled for a foul in the process. He slammed both hands down on the hardwood in frustration and was whistled for a technical foul.

Barlow's Leonard Dixon and Dominik Copper sank four free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.

The win leaves Barlow tied with David Douglas and Centennial in the chase for the league's last automatic playoff spot heading into the second cycle of the league schedule.

The Raiders forced overtime when Jordan May was knocked to the floor after grabbing an offensive board. He stepped to the line with two ticks remaining and calmly swished both attempts to knot the score 68-68.

Leonard finished with a game-high 23 points, while May led Reynolds with 17.

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlow's Matthew Ellis drives the baseline ahead of Reynolds defender Xavier Smith.

• The Barlow girls scored a 54-32 win

over the Raiders, sparked by Sarah Meyer with a trio of 3-pointers in the first quarter.

The Bruins hit the halfway point at 4-3 in league — one game ahead of rival Gresham in the playoff chase.

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlows Hannah Rispler puts up a stop sign against Reynolds Abi Johnson during Fridays 54-32 home win.

View photos from both games at daveball.exposuremanager.com.

Look for expanded doubleheader coverage in our Tuesday, Feb. 2, print edition.