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Galloway places sixth in giant slalom

Sandy High skier Andrew Galloway finished sixth overall at the giant slalom race at Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday, completing his two runs in a combined time of 1:14.28. Eli Holeman of The Dalles won the boys competition in 1:08.62, while Hood River Valley won the team event. Sandy finished third out of four complete teams.

On the girls side, Sandy’s Holly Duewiger finished 10th overall in 1:20.24, while Lucy McLean of Hood River Valley won the event in 1:08.85. The Eagles came in first in the team tally, as well, while Sandy was fifth out of six complete teams.

by: SANDY POST: DAVID BALL - Mt. Hood guard Chanel Celis directs the attack from the 3-point arc during the first half of Saturdays loss to SW Oregon.

Mt. Hood women fall to Lakers

The Mt. Hood women’s basketball team lost touch in the first half during a 77-52 defeat against SW Oregon on Saturday. The Saints were within 10 points with five minutes to play in the first half before the Lakers put together a 9-1 run that finished with Hailey Laird drilling a long shot from the right side with her toes just touching the 3-point line.

Barlow High graduate Chanel Celis tried to bring the Saints back before halftime, grabbing a rebound and making a quick pass downcourt that ended in a breakaway layup for teammate Whitney Warren. On the next possession, The half ended with Celis coming in from behind to poke the ball loose from SW Oregon’s Jazmin Bembry before she could reach the hoop.

The Lakers connected on just 9 of 34 (.265) shots in the second half, but still managed to expand their lead by nine points. Hannah Mocaby led the Saints with 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Celis finished with nine points.

Mt. Hood (2-21) has dropped 18 straight games with its best chance to end that streak coming at home Saturday against Linn-Benton (7-17) in the season finale.

The unbeaten Clackamas CC women’s basketball team raced to a 108-65 win over Mt. Hood on Wednesday. The Cougars hit more than half their shots in the first half and took a 54-23 lead into the locker room. Clackamas had seven players score in double figures, led by Sade Elliot with 19 points.

Kirsten Schockman led the Saints with 15 points, while Sadie Jenks and Mercedes Smelser added 14 apiece.

Leipsic scores winning goal in OT

Brendan Leipsic found the net 49 seconds into overtime to lift the Winterhawks to a 4-3 win over Vancouver on Saturday. Portland erased a two-goal deficit to take a 3-2 lead on a Paul Bittner goal midway through the third period before the Giants forced overtime with 3:59 to play.

Portland goalie Brendan Burke made 29 saves in the win.

Portland (47-9-1-2) wrapped up the division title with more than a month left in the regular season.

The Winterhawks travel to Kamloops on Wednesday to begin a four-game road trip.

Johnson gets hat trick in draw

The Portland Timbers finished with a 3-3 draw against San Jose in a preseason match Sunday at Jeld-Wen Field. Ryan Johnson lifted three slabs of timber over his head after the game, celebrating his hat trick for the night. He struck twice in the first half and added another to put the Timbers up 3-2 shortly after intermission.

San Jose tied the game in the 60th minute when Timbers goalie Donovan Ricketts made a diving save in the corner only to have the Quakes rush the net and put in the rebound.

Portland hosts FC Dallas at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.