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Lions slip to Milwaukie, Wilsonville

Lions lose third NWOC contest in a row, hope to regroup this week


by: JEREMY DUECK - St. Helens' Tanner Long moves to the bucket during las week's game with visiting Milwaukie. The St. Helens Lions thought they might be able to pick up a win at Wilsonville on Friday, but some lackluster play and lack of scoring left them with their third Northwest Oregon Conference loss in four outings.

The Lions lost earlier in the week to a Milwaukie team that is unbeaten in the conference, and probably a favorite to win it.

The Lions got off to a decent start against the visiting Mustangs Tuesday, and were down by just two points at halftime. Milwaukie steals and ball handling proved troublesome for St. Helens in the third, and they found themselves down by 18 going into the final period. They weren’t able to cut much into the lead in the final frame.

by: JEREMY DUECK - St. Helens' Nathan Hunter goes up for a bucket during last week's game with Milwaukie.It was a different ball game at Wilsonville on Friday. Neither team was scoring at a very rapid pace, but the Lions languished with just six points in the first quarter and 10 in the second. Still they trailed by just seven at halftime. They were still close enough to mount a rally in the third period, but just never got their offense on track.

The Lions have their work cut out for them this week. On Tuesday they faced Rex Putnam (1-3, 1-11), but Friday travel to Sandy to play a Pioneer team that is 4-0 in league and 8-3 on the season.

Next week, St. Helens hosts Liberty on Tuesday in their second meeting, and plays Parkrose for the first time on Friday.

Scoring:

Wilsonville 44, St. Helens 34

St. Helens 6 10 7 11—34

Wilsonville 12 11 8 14—44

St. Helens (34)—Cody Beisley 11, Long 5, Bonney 5, Galvin 4, Hunter 3, West 2, Dummer 2, Bumgardner, Jewett.

Wilsonville (44)—Ryan Walsh 14, Zach Malvar 13, Livesay 9, Shipley 7, Bullock 2, Battle, Phillis.

Milwaukie 71, St. Helens 56

Milwaukie 14 12 30 15—71

St. Helens 13 11 14 18—56

Milwaukie (71)—Tre’Shann Stone 21, Tyler Spencer 18, Jazz Johnson 15, Anderson 7, Morris 6, Nisbett 2, Hubbard 1, Daschel-Loyd 1.

St. Helens (56)—Tanner Long 14, Jared Bonney 13, Cody Galvin 12, Hunter 9, West 4, Dummer 4, Beisley, Bumgardner, Jewett.