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Milwaukie girls' hoops gets away from St. Helens

ST. HELENS HIGH SCHOOL -      The Lions girls could not catch Milwaukie on Tuesday in St. Helens.

The Mustangs got away 48-39.

Milwaukie (15-8 overall, 10-5 Northwest Oregon Conference) took the first meeting of the season 47-38 on Jan. 22 and have won four of the last five games against the Lions (7-16, 2-13).

St. Helens was also defending Class 5A state champion and third-ranked La Salle Prep’s latest victim on Thursday, Feb. 18.

The visiting Falcons (18-4, 14-0) took their 12th win in a row, 75-31.

La Salle beat the Lions (7-15, 2-12) by a 64-32 count on Jan. 19 in Milwaukie, and has claimed four games in a row in the series.

The Lions are scheduled to play their season finale at No. 7 Hillsboro at 5:45 p.m. on Friday.

The Spartans, who won 49-40 on Jan. 26 in St. Helens, have taken the last five meetings.