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2007 Les Schwab Northwest Shootout

The Washington girls end a 3 year losing streak, blowing out the Oregon girls, 104-60.


The Washington boys close out the sweep, pulling away from the Oregon boys late with free throws, to win 96-82.


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Sunday, April 1st., at the Chiles Center on the University of Portland campus, the annual battle between the states tips off at 5 PM with the Girls' game. The Boys' game follows at 7 PM

The games are a showcase honor for some of the top prep basketball players from Oregon and Washington, competing in a competitive, state rivalry game for the fans. The game is a fundraiser for the Multnomah Athletic Foundation to support disadvantaged youth athletic programs and athletes.


The Oregon boys have won 9 of 12 prior matchups, while the Oregon girls' victory last year tied the series at 6 wins for each side of the river.


The Oregon boys are slated to be minus the 6A Co-Players of the Year in South Medford's Kyle Singler, and Lake Oswego's Kevin Love, who both started Wednesday, March 28th. in the McDonald's All America game, as well as the 5A Player of the Year, North Eugene's Brian Conklin, who is only a junior. They do feature 3 first team all-state players, including the 4A Player of the Year, Yamhill-Carlton's Zach Anderson.


The Oregon girls will be led by the 6A Player of the Year, Tualatin's Samantha Child.


Admission: $10 for reserved seats, $7 for general admission, $5 for students.




Abe Lodwick, Mountain View
Clint Chapman, Canby
Blake Poole, Sheldon
Greg Plater, McKay
Brady Martin, McMinnville
Kevin Chalmers, Jesuit
Ernie Spada, Lake Oswego
Zach Anderson, Yamhill-Carlton
Brandon Jones, Grant
Brian Barkdoll, Central Catholic


Terrell Smith, Federal Way
Jamelle McMillan, O'Dea
Nathan Lozeau, Marysville-Pilchuck
Venoy Overton, Franklin
Steven Gray, Bainbridge
Cody Gibbler, Bainbridge
Chris Bolt, Lynden
Luke Sikma, Bellevue




Samantha Child, Tualatin
Josi McDermott, Ashland
Katie Scanlon, West Salem
Keena Reiter, Crater
Sallye Alexander, Forest Grove
Sara Zahler, Newberg
Emily Doran, Crescent Valley
Kelly Marchant, Oregon City
Becky Goll, Central Catholic
Cheryl Burn, Portland Lutheran


Courtney Vandersloot, Kentwood
Nia Jackson, Chief Sealth
Lyndi Seidensticker, Lewis & Clark
Katelan Redmond, Lewis & Clark
Stephanie Wilbur, Auburn Riverside
Alex Montgomery, Lincoln
Rachelle Kloke, Stanwood
Regina Rogers, Chief Sealth
Christina Nzekwe, Chief Sealth
Kellie Valentine, Mead

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(Connectivity is one thing; connectivity that works is another, we will see how it goes.)

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Scanning the College info., Washington has the edge in DI commitments, as all 10 list a DI, while Oregon has 3 undecideds, and a pair of smaller schools, with Forest Grove's Sallye Alexander headed to Humboldt St., and Portland Lutheran's Cheryl Burris, whose' faith has led her to Pacific Lutheran.


A couple of future Ducks are present; Nia Jackson from Chief Sealth in Seattle, and Kendra Little from Sheldon in Eugene (though she will play golf, not hoops, for the Ducks).


Interestingly, the are no UP signees, but cross-town rival Portland State has 2, Kelli Valentine from Mead in Spokane, and Kelly Marchant from Oregon City.


3 officials, a 30 second shot clock (35 for the boys, interestingly), 20 minute halves, and a 6 foul limit will prepare the participants for the college game. Not that the Oregon players are familiar with any such effects.

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Sam Child from Tualatin opens for Oregon, and Regina Rogers from Chief Sealth answers for Washington.

Initially, Washington has a basketball speed (not the same thing as pure speed) advantage, and in less than 4 minutes, its 11-2 for the EverGreen team.

Child makes it 13-4 more than 6 minutes in. But Oregon can't figure out the UP rim bounces at all.


As to be expected, the busiest place in the Chiles Center is the scorer's table, as lots of player patterns appear. Washington has subbed 5 at a time more than once. But even after the Oregon players find some range, the visitors from up North are just a quicker group, and lead 21-8 halfway thru the first half.


Alex Montgomery from Tacoma's Lincoln, headed to Georgia Tech, is a slick slicer with touch. It's a kind of movement you either have, or you don't.


Oregon's Becky Goll from C. Catholic, has 4 fouls with 8:03 left, and Washington is up 29-10.


With 6 min. to go, Oregon City's Kelly Marchant hits a 3 to make it 35-13 Washington. So its time for a new wave of 5!


Another Marchant 3 might be the spark Oregon needs. But only if they can get some position below the blocks and in the paint. Its not size that's making the difference, its location. 44-19 Washington with 2:25 left until half.


Auburn's Stephanie Wilbur's 3 with 1 minute left makes it 51-22, and another just before the horn makes it 56-22 Washington at the half.

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Wilber leads all scorers at the half with 14, and Katelan Redmon of 2 time state champion Lewis & Clark of Spokane has 9. Marchant's 2 3's make her Oregon's top scorer with 6.


Washington has a 23-12 edge on the boards, and a 16-5 advantage in turnovers, based on 13 steals, compared to 2 by Oregon.

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The Washington girls aren't off to a fast start, but once the Oregon girls get a bucket, Nia Jackson from Chief Sealth goes coast to coast for 2 + 1. Marchart answers, but Jackson starts a spurt that puts Washington up 63-26 with 17:19 left, and a Washington timeout. Oregon didn't find any silver bullets in the dressing room.

A 41 point lead shrinks a little as the Oregon Girls turn it up, and Emily Doran's 3 makes it 67-32 with 15:31 left. And Washington brings in another wave.


Child's 3 and a steal for 2 more caps a 9-2 run, and pulls Oregon to within 69-41 with 13:50 left.


By the midway point, Washington has stemmed the surge, and its 79-45. And  84-49 with 9 min. left. Washington is trading gym time against Oregon's increased effort.


87-50 with 8 min. left, and Oregon still isn't shooting the mid-range stuff as well as you would expect. Washington is hitting the point blank stuff well enough, though.


Rogers swats West Salem's Kalie Scanlon's jumper, and as we drop under 6 min., it 93-50 Washington on Rochelle Kloke of Stanwood of Camano Island's bucket.


With 5 min. left, another Washington wave enters, and Oregon misses, and loses it. And Courtney Vandersloot fro Kentwood makes it 96-52.


Oregon tries the wave approach to subbing with 3 min. left. The century mark is hit with with 2:37 left, on a 3 by Lyndi Seidensticker, another Lewis & Clark product. 100-56.


Seidensticker blows by 2 defenders to make it 102-60, and underscore the advantage in basketball skills and basketball speed that Washington has demonstrated in breaking Oregon's 3 year winning streak. Final, 104-60 Washington.


Future Duck, guard Nia Jackson is the game's MVP, and the game's leading scorer with 17. Washington had 6 players in double figures, with 14 apiece by Courtney Vandershoot and Stephanie Wilber. Oregon was led by Sam Child's 12, while Kelly Marchant and Becky Goll had 10 each.


Washington    56      48      104

Oregon          22      38      60


Washington - Nia Jackson 17, Courtney Vandersloot 14, Stephanie Wilber 14, Rackele Kloke 12, Regina Rogers 12, Katelan Redmon 11, Lyndi Seidensticker 9, Alex Montgomery 7, Kelli Valentine 4, Christina Nzekwe 4. (41-74, 55%) 3s - 4-8 (50%) Wilber (2), Vandershoot, Seidensticker. FTs - 18-27 (67%), Jackson 7-9. RBs - 48 (Montgomery 9). Fouled out - none.


Oregon – Sam Child 12, Kelly Marchant 10, Becky Goll 10, Kendra Little 9, Emily Doran 5, Kalie Scanlon 4, Sara Zahler 4, Cheryl Burris 3, Josi McDermott 3, Sallye Alexander 0. (18-58, 31%) 3s - 5-21 (24%), Child (2), Marchant (2), Doran. FTs - 19-30 (63%), Little 5-6. RBs - 27 (Goll 6). Fouled out - none.


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The local crowd is interested in their recruit, Luke Sikma from Bellvue.

Being shy the big guns, Kyle Singler & Kevin Love, and with many of the top 5A players being underclassmen, the Oregon team lists mostly players not yet committed to a college. Abe Lodwich of Mt. View is also not going to play, due to illness. He’s replaced by Nathan Rooney from Mt. View. Half the Washington players are headed for DI.

Bainbridge’s pair, Coby Gibler and Steven Gray should be a factor, due to having played together.


Clint Chapman from Canby, and headed for Texas, will have to be a force in the middle for Oregon.

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Chapman makes his presence felt right away with a stop and a 3.

Luke Sikma demonstrates that he learned a few of his father’s post position plays, and answers.

This game starts better for the Oregon boys, as they are up 7-2 initially.

Oregon packs both ends better early, while Washington would clearly like the game a little more flowing. 13-10 Oregon at 12:30, as the Washington second tier has an advantage after the Oregon wave of 5 came in.

Steven Gray is making himself known on both ends for Washington. Brian Barkdoll from Central Catholic puts Oregon up 16-13 halfway thru the half.

One thing I like about this, in both games, a couple of those “Did the ref really see what he called?” have been corrected after a quick conference. Why is that so hard during the regular season?

Washington runs off 9 straight in just over a minute, and take a 22-16 lead.

Jesuit’s Kevin Chalmers finally stems the tide with 2 free throws, but Terrell Smith from Federal Way answers.

Both the Washington girls and boys communicate well for a team that hasn’t played together. It produces points in transition. Oregon depends more on half-court play. And takes a 26-25 lead with 5:23 left as a result of that half-court game.

Washington call time up 27-26 with 4:30 left, before McKay’s Greg Plater puts 2 fts in to swing the lead to Oregon.


Jeffrey Michael Downs from Bellevue Christian in Kirkland has a nice shooting touch, and it’s a factor (again) in the Washington 34-30 lead with 3:28 left in the half.

4 fast ones forces an Oregon timeout; that Washington transition game is the difference.

Plater wraps 2 fts and a 3 around an RB by Zach Anderson from Yamhill-Carlton, and the Oregon boys fight right back. Plater’s breakaway layin puts Oregon ahead.

Washington answers, but Anderson puts Oregon up 41-40 at the half.

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The 2 Oregonian alums, Freddy Jones and Ime Udoka, of the NW Shootout now with the Blazers chat with the crowd for halftime.

Greg Plater leads Oregon scorers with 10 at the half, and Steven Gray leads all scorers with 11. Oregon is up 19-15 on the boards, but has 1 more turnover. A very close game.

Greg Plater leads Oregon scorers with 10 at the half, and Steven Gray leads all scorers with 11. Oregon is up 19-15 on the boards, but has 1 more turnover. A very close, good game.

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More of the same to start the second half; Oregon in the half court, while Washington wants to wing it. But Brian Barkdoll proves that Oregon can break too, and its tied at 43 @ 18:17.

And Venoy Overton gets a personal, and a technical, for his 6th. foul, and is already done for Washington!

Back and forth basketball, as Jamelle McMillan and Barkdoll trade 3s.

Chapman proves big men can get assists too. And also miss jumpers. Sikma makes it 59-55 Washington with 13:30 left.

Nathan Lozeau with a nice high put-back with 12:30 maintains a 61-57 Washington advantage.

Sheldon’s Blake Poole hits a 2 and a 3 to pull Oregon within 2 as we go under 11 to go. And McMinnville’s Brady Martin ties it at 64 with 10:30 left.

Oregon has turned up the hustle. Terrell Smith’s floating 3 is Washington’s answer, for a 67-64 lead with 9:29 left.

Back and forth buckets multiple times, but Washington has the advantage in skill players, and builds a 76-71 lead with 7 min. left.

Oregon reaches the double bonus with 5:18 left, a good thing, as Chapman’s 2 fts make it 80-73.

Washington starts to open some space with 4 in a row, but a couple of fouls (the referees in these games call illegal screens, something not always seen this season), slow their progress. Still, its Washington 84-74 with 3:45 left.

Nice board and pass falling down by Chapman. His agility for a big man is what makes him special.

Chapman’s steal in the open, and pass to Poole pulls Oregon within 84-78, and then Oregon steals it again, with just over 2 min. to go.

7-0 Oregon run makes it 84-80 Washington with 1:56 left.

Lynden's Chris Bolt answers for Washington with 2 fts, and then 2 more. And then 2 more. 90-80 with 1:31 left.

Washington takes a 94-80 lead in more fts with 53 sec. left. And closes it out, 96-82.


Washington’s Steven Gray led everyone with 20, and is the game’s MVP. Chris Bolt added 18, and Terrell Smith had 16. Greg Plater and Brady Martin had 15 each to lead Oregon.


An advantage of 1 3, and 7 more free throws made made the difference as Washington’s boys completed the sweep of Oregon.


Washington    40      56      96

Oregon          41      41      82


Washington – Steven Gray 20, Chris Bolt 18, Terrell Smith 16, Jeffery Michael Downs 11, Jamelle McMillan 11, Coby Gibler 6, Nathan Lozeau 6, Luke Sikma 4, Venoy Overton 4. (28-63 44%) 3s - 7-21 (33%), Downs (2), Smith (2), Overton, McMillan, Gray. FTs - 33-40 (83%), Gray 11-14, Bolt 10-10. RBs - 41 (Bolt 8, Smith 8). Fouled out - Overton.


Oregon – Greg Plater 15, Brady Martin 15, Blake Poole 13, Brian Barkdoll 11, Clint Chapman 7, Zach Anderson 6, Nathan Rooney 6, Ernie Spada 4, Kevin Chalmers 4, Brandon Jones 1.  (25-71, 35%) 3s - 6-25 (24%), Plater (2), Spada, Barkdoll, Cahpman, Rooney. FTs - 26-37 (70%), Plater 5-6. RBs - 39 (Chapman 9). Fouled out - none.


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