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Laker girls battle in Interstate Shootout

LO's tough schedule continues in Swoosh bracket


Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Lake Oswego guard Gabby Bruno scored a team-high nine points in the Lakers' first-round game of the Nike Interstate Shootout against Mark Morris.The Lake Oswego girls basketball team battled in the competitive Swoosh bracket of the Nike Interstate Shootout and the young team continued to pick up valuable experience that it hopes will translate into success as league play resumes.

The Lakers, despite featuring a new coach and just one senior, haven't shied away from anyone this year and that was the case as they hosted another successful Shootout this week.

Lake Oswego struggled on offense throughout the tournament, failing to crack 40 points in its first three games.

The Lakers struggled shooting in their opener against Mark Morris from Washington, falling 52-30. Gabby Bruno had nine points to lead Lake Oswego in scoring.

The Lakers fared better in their first consolation game against Central Catholic.

The team played an inspired first half, rallying in the second quarter and only trailing 20-19 at the break.

However, the Rams held Lake Oswego to just 10 points in the second half and pulled away to advance. Julianna Ramey had eight points while Morgan McKinney and Bruno each had seven.

The Lakers' offensive woes continued in their third game. The team mustered just 20 points in a loss to Tigard and struggled against its heavy perimeter pressure in a 39-20 defeat.

Lake Oswego took on another Washington team in Juanita on Tuesday but results were not available at press time.

The Lakers resume league play a week from Friday when they travel to Sherwood.

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