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2006 Les Schwab Invitational Tournament
Oregon Basketball fans are the beneficiaries of a rare gift around Christmas time.  During the week between Christmas and New Years the Les Schwab Invitational High School Basketball Tournament blends some of the best basketball talent in Oregon with top-ranked teams throughout the nation producing outstanding play, sellout crowds and an electric atmosphere.  Oak Hill Academy, ranked No.1 in the U.S.A., claimed their fourth Les Schwab title as they held of a formidable challenge from South Medford in the championship game which was broadcast live on ESPNU.  The tournament also featured a clash of the Oregon titans as South Medford squared off against Lake Oswego in the semi-final game showcasing Kyle Singler and Kevin Love, both at the top of the 2007 recruiting class.
 

Oak Hill 107 - White Rock Christian 59  Julian Vaughn (21) of Oak Hill easily towers above the White Rock defense to drop in two of his 11 points during the opening round of the Les Schwab Invitational High School Basketball Tournament in Hillsboro, Oregon.  Oak Hill went on to defeat Oregon's South Eugene to claim their fourth Les Schwab title.  Photo John Lariviere


Grant 94 - Wheeler 84  Brandon Jones (1) soars down the lane for a layup against Wheeler from Marietta, Georgia.  Jones scored 13 points as Grant surprised the favored Wheeler in the first round with a 94-84 victory to move on to the winners' bracket of the Les Schwab Invitational Tournament.  Photo John Lariviere
 

Lake Oswego 60 - Sheldon 30  Kevin Love of Lake Oswego jams home two of his 35 points during his team's first round victory over Sheldon of Eugene, Oregon.  Love led all scorers with 35 points, 15 rebounds and two blocked shots.  Photo John Lariviere

Oak Hill 99 - South Medford 90  Howard Thimpkins (33) of Oak Hill shoots a sky hoop over South Eugene's EJ Singler during the championship game of the Les Schwab Invitational Tournament.  Photo John Lariviere

Mountain View 73 - Wheeler 58  Adrian Williams of Wheeler out of Marietta, Georgia goes over the top of Mountain View's Harper Kemp for a shot in the early going of consolation play during the Les Schwab Invitational Tournament.  Photo John Lariviere
 
Oak Hill 99 - South Medford 90  All tournament team select Kyle Singler of South Medford slips past Oak Hill's Nolan Smith for a layup in the first half of the championship game of the Les Schwab Invitational Tournament in Hillsboro, Oregon.  Oak Hill fended off a late surge from South Medford in the fourth quarter to win their fourth Les Schwab title with a 99-90 victory.  Singler led all scorers with 39 points.  Photo John Lariviere
 
Westview 68 - Mountain View 50  Andy Poling of Westview converted on this reverse layup to add two of his twelve points during Westview's opening round game against Mountain View of Bend, Oregon.  Photo John Lariviere

Oregon City 62 - Jesuit 52  Brad Tinsley (4) of Oregon City lays up for two points against Jesuit's Brad Gerbing (left) and Michael Hart (right) during first round play of the Les Schwab Invitational Basketball Tournament held at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon.  Photo John Lariviere
Metro League Basketball

Beaverton 68 - Sunset 59  Beaverton senior Steven Finau (11) drives to the hoop against Sunset's Skuyler Herzog (32). Beaverton beat their local rivals 68-59 on their home court.  Finau added 5 points to the Beaver's efforts.  Photo John Lariviere

Beaverton 68 - Sunset 59  Austin Hunt (44) of Sunset skies over Beaverton's Kyle Meacham (22) for a ten foot jumper for two of his 17 points.  Hunt's efforts were not enough as Sunset fell to Beaverton 68-59 during Metro League play.  Photo John Lariviere


Jesuit 50 - Westview 48  After Jesuit's Kevin McShane (in white) missed his initial shot, Andy Poling (right) of Westview instinctively pulled off a no-look block against McShane's follow-up.  Jesuit came from behind late in the fourth quarter for a 50-48 victory.  Photo John Lariviere
 

Jesuit 50 - Westview 48  With less than ten seconds remaining in the game and Jesuit leading 50-48, Jesuit's Kevin McShane (right) steals the ball from Westview guard Terell Wallace (left) to deny Westveiw a last shot opportunity for a tie or victory.  Photo John Lariviere
 
Skyview 55 - Southridge 52  Kiara Tate of Southridge goes up for a fastbreak layup after stealing the ball at the Skyview end.  Tate led her team with 15 points as the top-ranked Skyhawks were upset by the visiting Vancouver, Washington school with a 55-52 overtime loss on their own home court.  Photo John Lariviere
 
Skyview 55 - Southridge 52  Michelle Jenkins of Southridge pulls up for a jumper in the lane during her team's 55-52 lovertime loss to Skyview.  The top-ranked junior was held to an uncharacteristic four points under Skyview's high pressure defense.  Photo John Lariviere

Metro League Wrestling
Beaverton 38 - Westview 34  Richie Riggs of Beaverton holds Westivew's Eric Perry in a headlock in the first round of their match in the 285 pound class of the Metro League dual meet.  Riggs' pin of Perry gave Beaverton the points needed to pull off the upset over Westview 38-34.  Photo John Lariviere
 


Beaverton 38 - Westview 34  Preston Bauder (left) of Westview works to takedown Jake Rempel (right) of Beaverton in the 171 pound match.  Rempel, who moved up from the 161 pound class, ended up getting the upper hand as he pinned Bauder for the win.  Photo John Lariviere
 


Beaverton 38 - Westview 34 Ray Wille (top) of Beaverton uses all four limbs to control Westview's Brenden Connolly (bottom) during their 135 pound match.  Wille scored a 3-4 win in the final seconds with a reversal against Connolly.  Photo John Lariviere

Beaverton 38 - Westview 34  Dustyn Alverson (top) of Beaverton controls Westview's Alex Keezel (bottom) during their 152 pound match.  Alverson dominated Keezel with a 6-0 victory.  Photo John Lariviere
Metro League Basketball

Beaverton 64 - Westview 57  Gillian Frackelton (left) gets caught putting the knee to Kelley Pullin (right) of Westview at midcourt during the Metro League contest where Beaverton defeated Westveiw 64-57.  Frackelton topped all scorers with 31 points and Pullin added 11 to her team's effort.  Photo John Lariviere


Beaverton 64 - Westview 57  Emily Shoemaker (25) finished off a fastbreak with a layup and is fouled by Westview's Jackie Nared (23).  Shoemaker completed the three point conversion and finished with five points on the day.  Photo John Lariviere


Beaverton 64 - Westview 57  Jackie Nered (23) shoots over Beaverton's Leah Brushwein (15).  Nared had 21 points on the night to lead her team.  Photo John Lariviere
 
Jesuit 49 - Benson 41  Chris Williams (4) of Benson drives against Jesuit's Kevin McShane (33) and John Elorriaga (22) during a non-conference match-up for the two teams.  Williams had 10 points on the night as Benson fell to the Crusaders 49-41.  Photo John Lariviere

Jesuit 49 - Tigard 35  Kevin McShane (33) drives the lane against Tigard's Kyle Gustafson (1).  McShane finished the night with 11 points as Jesuit defeated Tigard 49-35 in the non-conference contest.  Photo John Lariviere
 

Jesuit 49 - Tigard 35  Ryan Gorton (3) slips a shot over Jesuit's Kevin McShane (33) for two of his team leading 10 points.  Tigard, of the Pac West league, could not over-power the defending Metro League champions lossing 49-35.  Photo John Lariviere
 

Southridge 56 - Battle Ground 39  Jace Green (34) of Southridge beats Battle Ground defenders Erik Cronrath (25) and Manny Melo (33) to the basket for the layup during his team's 56-39 victory over the visitors from Washington State.  Photo John Lariviere
 

Southridge 56 - Battle Ground 39  Tyler Shelton (44) of Battle Ground shoots a one-handed jumper over Southridge's Ryan Derrah (44) and Brett Tohlen (42) during the pre-season where Southridge defeated Battle Ground 56-36.  Photo John Lariviere
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