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Laker boys rally to fend off Sherwood

Lake Oswego moves to 2-0 with victories over Canby and the Bowmen

Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Zach Parker had the last seven points of the game for Lake Oswego to help his team rally past Sherwood on Tuesday.Lake Oswego got all it could handle from a scrappy Sherwood team on Tuesday but moved to 2-0 in the TRL with an impressive late rally 54-47.

The Bowmen, who are known for their stifling defense, kept Lake Oswego off balance in the first half. The Lakers led 14-9 after the first quarter but were then held to just six points in the second period and rallied back to make it a 20-20 game at the break.

Lake Oswego continued to hold Sherwood at arm's length but each possession was increasingly important in what was destined to be a close finish.

The Lakers led 35-34 heading into the final quarter but Sherwood quickly grabbed momentum for the first time in the contest.

Sherwood drained a pair of three-pointers to open the fourth quarter to quickly grab a five-point advantage.

Lake Oswego answered with a bucket from Rodney Hounshell and a bucket and foul from Zach Parker.

The Lakers did a nice job getting to the foul line in the game and hit their free throws in the fourth quarter. Still, with three minutes left in the contest, the game remained tied at 47-47.

That was when Parker took over. He drained a three-pointer to kickstart a 7-0 run all by himself which would all but seal the game.

Lake Oswego held Sherwood scoreless down the stretch as the Lakers held on for the big victory. Parker had 16 points as the Bowmen made sure that Jazz Johnson wouldn't beat them.

The win came on the heels of a solid 77-62 victory over Canby last week.

The Lakers outscored Canby in each of the first three quarters and were never really threatened after the half.

Lake Oswego built a 36-25 lead at the break and went up by nearly 20 through the third period.

Four Lakers scored in double figures, led by 24 from Johnson.

Brett Graver added 17 for Lake Oswego, Hounshell had 13 and Max Oppenheimer scored 10. Next up for the Lakers is Tualatin on Friday.

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