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Friday's top five: A look back at the five biggest high school basketball games from Dec. 18

HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KENT FRASURE - Glencoe junior Natalie Walter elevates for a shot over three Liberty defenders during last Friday's nonleague game against the Falcons.While many of the state's basketball leagues have yet to start conference play, the action was hot and heavy nonetheless on Friday night.

And Community Newspapers was there to document a bunch of it.

Among the games covered by Community Newspapers' sports editors, reporters and photographers on Friday night, there were some absolutely huge results that will shape the power rankings for weeks to come.

In case you may have missed some of these landmark scores, here's a look back at the top five from Friday's contests. You can see all our coverage by clicking on the new Prep Basketball tab — to see it, just hover over the Sports tab — on all our websites.

Tualatin holds off Lake Oswego in thriller

The Tualatin High School girls basketball team, with Tamika Etherly scoring 12 of her 21 points in the fourth quarter, held off Lake Oswego to get a 54-53 win in a Three Rivers League thriller played Friday at Lake Oswego High School.

West Linn tops Newberg with long range attack

The West Linn girls basketball team continued its unbeaten start to league play on Friday with another scrappy effort, edging Newberg 64-60 at home.

Crimson Tide roll past Falcons

Glencoe’s offense was clicking from the outset of last Friday’s girls basketball game against Liberty, but it was a stifling second-half defensive effort that helped secure a 55-42 nonleague victory.

Molalla girls bounce back with 60-51 win vs. Huskies

Molalla’s Alicia Schultz scored a team-high 15 points to lead a balanced attack that carried the Indians to a 60-51 victory over North Marion in Friday’s consolation action of the North Marion Holiday Classic basketball tournament in Aurora.

North Marion boys fall in tournament semifinals

Crook County's combo of Seth Kessi and Blake Bartels almost single-handedly put a stop to No. 3 North Marion's five-game winning streak to open the 2015-16 season. They helped Crook County rally from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter and lifted the visiting Cowboys to a 62-55 overtime victory in the semifinals of the North Marion Holiday Classic on Friday night.