Rams ride defensive effort to win over Barlow
The Bruins come within six points in the second half only to see Central regain a double-digit margin
6A BOYS BASKETBALL
Mount Hood Conference
|#1 Central Catholic|
It was just the start you would hope for when facing the state's No. 1 team. Barlow center Kobie Ham drew traffic under the basket and kicked the ball out top where Dominik Copper swished a wide-open 3-pointer.
Unfortunately for the Bruins, that proved to be their only points of the first quarter.
Barlow missed its next seven attempts and a series of turnovers fed a Central Catholic scoring spurt. The Rams finished the period with a 14-3 lead when Austin Rose split two defenders and rolled the ball in off the rim for a three-point play.
Central Catholic remained in control the rest of the night on its way to a 52-38 win on its home court to keep it tied with Clackamas atop the Mount Hood Conference standings.
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