ICYMI Monday: Check out the Friday night basketball results from the Three Rivers League
Life is busy.
We get that.
If you were busy on Friday night out at dinner, watching a movie or just hanging with your kids but still care about Three Rivers League basketball, we've been busy, too.
So in case you missed it that's the "ICYMI" in the headline here's a collection of TRL hoop stories from Friday night's games.
The schedule says there's still five games left in the regular season, but you wouldn't have known it on Friday night everything about the Clackamas boys basketball team's 55-53 win over Oregon City said playoffs.
The Tigard High School boys basketball team got off to a good start in its game with Newberg.
Maybe it was too good of a start.
The Tigers, after sprinting out to a fast 16-0 lead, ended up needing a late three-point play by sophomore post Keishon Dawkins and a pair of clutch steals by sophomore Jake Estep to get away with a 58-57 victory in a thrilling Three Rivers League game played Friday at Newberg High School.
Canby players converged at center court, smiled from ear-to-ear , hugged and basked in victory while the Canby High Pack The Gym Night crowd frenzied in the stands at the games conclusion.
Like their loss to Tigard Jan. 12, the Cougars fought to the bitter end against a quality basketball team Friday, this time vs. West Linn.
Except this time, they owned the moments that mattered most.
The No. 7 ranked Cougars (16-4, 9-3) won the battle with the No. 13-ranked Lions 79-75 and grabbed hold of second place in the Three Rivers League.
When Friday night's game between the Clackamas and Oregon City girls basketball teams started, it looked like a potential upset.
Over the next 16 minutes, it morphed into a tooth-and-nail struggle.
But from the final five minutes of the third quarter to the game's end, the Pioneers turned the contest into a rout.
Third-ranked Oregon City outscored No. 13 Clackamas by 11 points in the game's final 13 minutes and used that edge to forge a 56-39 win at Oregon City High School.
West Linn overcame a cold first half shooting the ball and posted another lopsided victory in the Three Rivers League 80-51 over Canby on Friday.