Photos from the 2007 OSAA Girls High School Basketball Championships, along with other high school basketball playoff action.
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Winter 2007 High School Basketball
Oregon high school basketball fans were treated to a phenomenal season in 2007 with a feast of great high school action.  The OSAA league realignment, while still controversial, helped even the playing field for many intermediate sized schools, leading to excitement throughout the season as teams jockeyed for more playoff spots.  This Oregon Sports Photos update showcases late season and playoff games for boys and girls basketball.  Next update will include action from the OSAA Championship finals held at McArthur Court on the campus of the University of Oregon.
 
Valley Catholic 55 - Dayton 36  Valley Catholic's Ben Johnson (35) uses his body to clear Dayton's Kenny Stoller (40) out of his way as he drives for a lay-up during the two teams' West Valley League contest.  Valley Catholic defeated the Pirates to secure their first league title.  Photo © John Lariviere


Valley Catholic 55 - Dayton 36  Andy Haugen (left) of Valley Catholic shoots over the reach of Dayton's Mitch Coleman (10)during Valley Catholics 55-36 victory over the Pirates.  Photo © John Lariviere
 

Beaverton 59 - Sunset 52  Gillian Frackelton (5) of Beaverton made no progress driving the lane as Sunset's Laura Stanulis (24) and Samantha Potter (22) combine to block her lay-up during their Metro League contest.  Photo © John Lariviere

Beaverton 59 - Sunset 52  Beaverton's Alyssa Asay attempts an inside shot against Sunset's Crissy Watts during Beaverton's 59-52 league victory.  Photo © John Lariviere

Jesuit 80 - Beaverton 47  John Ellorriaga (22) of Jesuit attempts a three point shot over the reach of Beaverton's Brandon Irwin during Jesuit's 80-47 Metro League victory over on the Beaverton court.  Photo © John Lariviere
 
Jesuit 80 - Beaverton 47  Steven Finau (right) of Beaverton drives past Jesuit's Brad Gerbing (left) on a drive to the basket during a late season Metro League contest where his team fell to the visiting Crusaders 80-47.  Photo © John Lariviere

OSAA Basketball Championships
Sherwood 46 - The Dalles Wahtonka 41  Alex Francis (3) of Sherwood brings down an offensive rebound against the pressure of Desirae Niko (behind) of The Dalles Wahtanka.  Sherwood put together an impressive third quarter surge to come-from-behind and defeat the Eagle Indians 46-41 in the first round playoff game of the OSAA 5A Basketball Championships.   Photo © John Lariviere

Sherwood 46 - The Dalles Wahtonka 41  Andrea Bailey (15) of The Dalles Wahtonka was charged with a foul in what appeared to be a clean block against the drive of Sherwood's Alex Francis (left) in the fourth quarter of the OSAA 5A Basketball Championships playoff game at Sherwood.  Photo © John Lariviere

Sherwood 46 - The Dalles Wahtonka 41  Brooke Davis (15) of Sherwood drives against Desirae Niko (left) of The Dalles Wahtonka during the third quarter of the Bowmen's 46-41 first round playoff game victory against The Dalles Wahtonka.  Davis turned in a spectacular third quarter performance in which she scored 13 of her 20 points to lead Sherwood's come-from-behind victory.  Photo © John Lariviere

Sherwood 46 - The Dalles Wahtonka 41  Brittany Morales (13) of Sherwood is fouled as she attempts to go up for a shot against Lori Jones (31) and Andrea Bailey (right) of The Dalles Wahtonka.   Photo © John Lariviere
OSAA Basketball Championships

Southridge 41 - Lake Oswego 34  All-tournament selection Michelle Jenkins (33) of Southridge drives over the top of Lake Oswego's Sarah Griffin during the OSAA 6A Girls Championships at the Chiles Center on the campus of the University of Portland.  After their semi-final victory over the Lakers, Southridge went on to defeat Jesuit 50-27 to win their third straight OSAA Championship title.  Photo © John Lariviere

Southridge 41 - Lake Oswego 34  Falissa Smith (11) of Southridge drives past Lake Oswego's Avery Lee (3) in the second half of the semi-final game of the OSAA 6A Basketball Championships.  Photo © John Lariviere


Churchill 46 - Crescent Valley 38  Tasha Vanelli (12) of Crescent Valley lays up past Churchill's Mackenzie Fegles (right) during the semi-final game of the OSAA 5A Basketball Championships.  Photo © John Lariviere
 

Churchill 46 - Crescent Valley 36  Alexa Moore (2) of Churchill leaps beyond the baseline to save a loose ball during the semi finals of the OSAA 5A Basketball Championships at the Chiles Center on the campus of the University of Portland.  Photo © John Lariviere
 
Churchill 46 - Crescent Valley 36  After blocking Mackenzie Fegles' shot attempt, Tasha Vanelli (foreground) reaches for the loose ball ahead of Mackenzie (background) during the OSAA 5A Basketball semi-final game.  Photo © John Lariviere
 
Jesuit 46 - Central Catholic 41  Becky Goll (32) out-hustles Jesuit's Lauren Wilkins (23) for a loose rebound during the OSAA 6A Basketball Championships.  Photo © John Lariviere

Jesuit 46 - Central Catholic 41  Lauren Wilkins (23) shoots over the defense of Marija Boise (10) and Courtney Flynn (35) of Central Catholic during the OSAA 6A Basketball Championships semi-final game.  Wilkins led her team by finishing with 16 points and 7 rebounds.  Photo © John Lariviere
 


Jesuit 46 - Central Catholic 41  Audrey Miller (right) of Central Catholic and Laura Nilsen (left) of Jesuit scramble for a loose ball during the semi-final game of the OSAA 6A Basketball Championships.  Photo © John Lariviere
 


Jesuit 46 - Central Catholic 41  Taylor Towne of Jesuit takes a shot as her teammate Meaghan White (left) clears the defense of Central Catholicís Bridget Leineweber (right) during the OSAA 6A Girls Basketball Championship semi-final game held in the Chiles Center on the campus of the University of Portland. Jesuit roared back in the second half to come-from-behind and defeat Central 46-41.  Photo © John Lariviere

Jesuit 46 - Central Catholic 41  Marija Boise (10) of Central Catholic looks for a way out from the full-court pressure from Jesuit's Lauren Wilkins (left) and Laura Nilsen (behind).  Photo © John Lariviere
Three Rivers League Basketball

Lake Oswego 70 - Clackamas 38  Kevin Love (42) of Lake Oswego drives the lane, burying Clackamas' Robbie Kunke (10) in the process.  Love was a dominating force during his team's 70-38 lopsided Three Rivers League home victory, scoring a game high 44 points.  Photo © John Lariviere


Lake Oswego 70 - Clackamas 38  Kevin Love (in white) of Lake Oswego bushes off the defense of Clackamas' Matt Hendrix (foreground) and Cody Cawthorn (background) to put up two of his 44 points.  Photo © John Lariviere

OSAA Basketball Championships

St. Paul 45 - Imbler 22  Alex Barrera (3) of St. Paul has her shot blocked by Imbler's Chelsea Poe (50) during their OSAA 1A Basketball Championships second round playoff game.  St. Paul defeated Imbler 45-22 and went on to the championship finals in Baker City, eventually claiming the state title with a 54-49 overtime victory against Joseph.  Photo © John Lariviere
 
St. Paul 45 - Imbler 22  Julie Drescher (11) of St. Paul skies over Liz Eckstein (10) of Imbler for a jump shot for two of her 11 points in the second round playoff game of the OSAA 1A Basketball Championships.  Photo © John Lariviere

St. Paul 45 - Imbler 22  Roree Lewis (23) of St. Paul defends against the drive of Clackamas' Reva West during the second round playoff contest in the 1A division of the OSAA Basketball Championships.  Photo © John Lariviere
 

St. Paul 45 - Imbler 22  Michelle Wilson (left) sets up Imbler's Sarah Bowers (right) for a charging foul during the fourth quarter of St. Paul's 45-22 home playoff victory.  Photo © John Lariviere

Canby 57 - Beaverton 50  Ariel Shaw (10) of Beaverton splits the defense of Canby's Kaila Dillon (left) and Julianne Erbe (right) during the first round OSAA 6A Basketball Championships playoff contest where Canby defeated Beaverton 57-50.  Photo © John Lariviere
 

Canby 57 - Beaverton 50  Kelly Marineau (21) of Beaverton has her shot blocked by Canby's Katie Martin (left) and Lindsay Hofei (15).  Photo © John Lariviere

Jesuit 67 - South Salem 44  Kevin McShane (33) of Jesuit hits a second-half jumper over South Salem's Justin Davis (34) and Xavier Cannefax (foreground).  Jesuit defeated South Salem 67-44 to earn a spot in the OSAA 6A Championship finals held at McArthur Court on the Campus of the University of Oregon.  Photo © John Lariviere

Jesuit 67 - South Salem 44  Kevin Chalmers (14) of Jesuit splits the defense of South Salem's Chris Rodriguez (5) and Andre Aicher (23) for a layup to score two of his team-high 17 points during the third round OSAA 6A Basketball Championships playoff contest at Jesuit.  Photo © John Lariviere
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