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Putnam boys' basketball survives St. Helens

Lions play at La Salle Prep at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday

ST. HELENS HIGH SCHOOL -       The Lions could not catch Putnam on Tuesday in Milwaukie.

The Kingsmen rode on 55-47.

Putnam (11-10 overall, 6-7 Northwest Oregon Conference) beat host St. Helens 73-48 on Jan. 15 and has won four of the last six in the series.

The Lions (3-18, 1-12) also fell 86-43 to Class 5A No. 1 Wilsonville on Friday, Feb. 12, in St. Helens.

The Wildcats, winners of eight in a row, beat St. Helens 98-27 on Jan. 12 in Wilsonville and have taken the last six in the series.

The Lions were scheduled to play at La Salle at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday in Milwaukie, the results of which were unavailable at press time.

The Falcons took the first meeting 66-35 on Jan. 19 in St. Helens and have taken all three meetings from the Lions since moving up from Class 4A last season.