The Lakers top Canby and Clackamas heading into Fridays game with No. 5 West Linn

Lake Oswego coach Mark Shoff knew that Canby's crowd would give the Cougars a boost in the team's league opener last week and Canby was certainly upset-minded... at least for a quarter.

The Cougars rode the energy of their home crowd to a 16-10 lead after the opening period, but the Lakers' vaunted defense then slammed the door shot for the remainder of the contest. Lake Oswego shut out Canby for the entirety of the second quarter and only gave up 13 points for the rest of the game en route to a 51-29 victory.

Calvin Hermanson sat the game out, still nursing a sprained ankle but the Lakers rolled to victory without him, using a 20-0 run that extended between the second and third quarters to seal the win.

Point guard Christian Macdonald led the way with a game-high 14 points.

“Christian's really been playing well. We've opened him up and given him the green light lately,” Shoff said.

Lake Oswego then got past Clackamas 77-55 on Tuesday, placing four players in double figures as the Lakers steadily put the Cavaliers away.

“It was probably our best offensive performance of the year. We don't want to be without Calvin but this has allowed the other guys to realize that they can play,” Shoff said.

Hermanson missed the game again but Lake Oswego was never really threatened despite a good shooting night by Clackamas.

Colin Caslick and Macdonald each scored 16 points, Cory Coombe added 14 and Connor Griffin had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Lake Oswego will now gear up for a showdown with No. 5 West Linn on Friday with Hermanson's status still up in the air.

The Lake Oswego girls fell to Canby 79-39 as the Cougars used big runs in the first and third quarters to put away the victory.

Elise Anderson and Ali Binns led the way for Lake Oswego with 10 points each and Stephanie Dorado added nine.

The Lakers then took on No. 5 Clackamas and struggled offensively against the physical Cavs.

Lake Oswego played solid defense throughout the game but could never put together a run to cut into the lead in a 58-24 defeat.

Libby Dozois had nine points for the Lakers and Binns added eight.

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