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Mt. Hood misses upset bid

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Mt. Hoods Jesse Morris crosses halfcourt and gets the Saints into its offense.

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Team Score
Clackamas CC OT
Mt. Hood CC

OREGON CITY — The Mt. Hood women’s basketball team couldn’t slam the door shut on Clackamas during a 77-71 overtime loss Wednesday night.

After chasing from behind all game long, the Saints put on a sprint to begin the fourth quarter, scoring on six straight possessions. That helped Mt. Hood to a 66-64 lead after Jesse Morris hit 1 of 2 at the free-throw line in the final minute.

Clackamas hit iron on a fadeaway shot in the lane and again on a 3-point try for the win. But the Cougars kept hitting the boards, and Johanna Paine drew a foul in a crowd under the basket. She sank both free throws to tie the score with 16.7 seconds left.

Mt. Hood had a layup attempt at the other end blocked, and the Saints never led in the extra five-minute session.

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

Look for expanded coverage in our Friday, Feb. 19, print edition.