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Laker girls come up just short in overtime

A late three-pointer by Hannah Plott extends the game but Sherwood prevails


Photo Credit: DAN BROOD - Gillian Mair looks to make a pass in Tuesday's league game against Sherwood. Mair had a pair of late steals in overtime as the Lakers nearly rallied twice at home.Despite some late-game heroics, the Lake Oswego girls basketball team came up just short in keeping its recent run of success going, falling in overtime to Sherwood 46-43 on Tuesday.

It was a close game from start to finish, something that has become a calling card for the Bowmen this year.

The Lakers shot the ball well in the early stages of the game against the Sherwood zone. Gabby Bruno knocked down a pair of first-quarter three-pointers and the Lakers led 15-13 after the opening stanza.

Offense would be considerably harder to come by for both squads after that.

Sherwood grabbed a 23-22 lead at the half and the teams traded buckets in the third quarter, which ended with the Lakers still trailing 32-31.

Both teams struggled to get good looks in the final period as each possession grew in importance.

Lake Oswego would claim a one-point lead on a bucket by Morgan McKinney but Sherwood answered with a lay-up and pair of free throws with 20 seconds left to lead 38-35.

However, the Lakers were able to find Hannah Plott for a three-pointer and she knocked down her third of the game, sending it to overtime.

Gillian Mair sank two free throws to give Lake Oswego the lead to open the extra period but Sherwood scored the next six points and, with less than 30 seconds to play, the Lakers turned the ball over.

However, Mair, who has been known for her defensive prowess this season, recorded a steal and was fouled. She drained both attempts to make it a one-possession game.

Mair then came up with another steal and hit one of two shots to make it 44-43 with 17 seconds left. Lake Oswego then fouled and Sherwood hit both attempts, giving the Lakers another attempt to tie the game late.

However, Lake Oswego's final attempt was off target and the Lakers were served a difficult loss.

Plott led the Lakers with 11 points and Mair added 10.

Lake Oswego is now 4-8 in league but sits just one game out of fifth place in a crowded TRL. Next up for the Lakers is a rematch with Lakeridge at home this Friday.

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