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PREPS: Third place slips away from Grant girls

Westbrook-led South Salem erases big deficit to edge Generals, 58-53

TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Grant High's Nina Radford evades South Salem standout Evina Westbrook during Saturday night's Class 6A third-place game in the girls basketball tournament at Chiles Center.For a while on Saturday, members of the Grant High girls basketball team were cruising, high-fiving and genuinely enjoying their final game of the season.

But down the stretch, the talent and determination of South Salem senior Evina Westbrook couldn't be matched.

Westbrook, a 6-foot-guard heading to Tennessee for her college ball, scored 21 of her 28 points in the second half as the Saxons overcame a 21-point deficit and beat Grant 58-53 to win third place at the Oregon School Activities Association Class 6A tournament.

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