Play of the Day: The best from Feb. 9 high school basketball
There's a moment in every high school basketball game, an instant that makes the difference, a play that lifts one team to victory and sends the other to defeat.
For Jan. 26 of the 2018 Oregon high school basketball season, here's a look back at the Plays of the Day. To see complete game stories from all these contests, go to the Prep Basketball tab.
JESUIT 52, WESTVIEW 46: At the end of the fourth quarter of her team's Friday home game against Westview, Jesuit guard Callan Harrington beat her initial defender off the dribble, forced Westview junior guard Shanice Uwase to help off Savannah Corradini, then fired a chest pass to Corradini. Corradini quickly flicked her right wrist, followed through and swished the game-tying 3-pointer with five seconds to go and forced overtime at 44-44. With the Knight Center rocking and momentum on their side, Corradini and company made 8 of 10 free throws in the extra session and fended off the Wildcats with to win the Metro League contest 52-46.
GLENCOE 65, LIBERTY 60: After jumping out to an early 10-6 lead, Liberty's girls team wilted under the Glencoe pressure in the second and third quarters, falling behind by as many as 25 points before recovering late to trim the lead to five in the final minute.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC 59, GRESHAM 53: The Gopher boys team forced 10 lead changes in Friday's first half at Central Catholic and made it a one-possession game several times down the stretch thanks in large part to sophomore Ethan Abrahamson's game-high 32 points (including six 3-pointers on the night). But the Rams survived the scare by hitting 9 of 10 free throws in the final 1:08 to join a four-team pile up atop the Mount Hood Conference with 9-2 league records.
DAVID DOUGLAS 64, CENTENNIAL 37: The David Douglas girls team relied on its full-court press to win what was essentially a league playoff game Friday night. The Scots relied on a series of turnovers to score the first four buckets of the second half and take a commanding 42-22 lead in their runaway win over Centennial.
DAMASCUS CHRISTIAN 64 SOUTHWEST CHRISTIAN 38: After leaving the game in the first half due to an ankle injury, Jason Buddy nailed a 3-pointer to open up the third quarter, which led to a 23-4 run for the Eagles in their Friday home win over Southwest Christian.
LAKE OSWEGO 68, SHERWOOD 44: Lake Oswego freshman guard Wayne McKinney III scored on a layup to cap off a run that saw him score 11 points in a span of 2 minutes and 49 seconds in the second quarter of Friday's Three Rivers League game at Sherwood. The layup also gave the Laker boys team a 27-14 lead over the Bowmen with 4:45 seconds left to play in the first half of the contest.
NEWBERG 38, CANBY 36: With Friday's game tied 36-36, Newberg's boys basketball team looked like it would have the final possession following a timeout with 5.7 seconds remaining. The Tigers turned the ball over with 1.6 seconds remaining, but Newberg got a second chance. Thanks to the low ceiling in Newberg's McGrath Gymnasium, Canby's attempt at a long inbounds pass hit one of the crossbeams that support the roof and bounced back over the baseline without ever entering play. On the ensuing second chance, Newberg guard Jack Chlumak inbounded the ball to junior wing Alex Jaczko, who sunk a 10-foot jump shot as time expired to give his team the victory.
SHERWOOD 48, LAKE OSWEGO 28: Leading Lake Oswego just 21-20 at halftime of their Friday game at Lake Oswego High School, the Sherwood girls basketball team took over quickly in the third quarter. On the Lady Bowmen's first possession of the second half, senior guard Lauren Scarvie took a pass from junior teammate Aubrie Emmons and scored on a cut to the basket to expand their team's lead to 24-20 just 29 seconds into the period. That basket kicked off a 27-8 second-half scoring edge that forged Sherwood's 48-28 victory.