Photos from the 2008 Les Schwab Invitational Basketball Tournament held at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon during the Holiday Week. Click here to view more Les Schwab Invitational Basketball Tournament photos.
       
Les Schwab Invitational Basketball

Mt. Vernon - 57 - Beaverton 47  Vaughn Allen (center) of Mt. Vernon (Mt. Vernon, NY) is fouled from behind as he puts up a shot after an offensive rebound by Beaverton's (Beaverton, OR) Rob Liggins (right) as Liggins' teammate Brad Noonan (left) joins in attempt to stop Allen's shot.  Mt. Vernon went on to defeat the Beavers 57-47 in the opening round of the Les Schwab Invitational Basketball Tournament held at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon during the 2008 Holiday Break.  Photo John Lariviere


Mt. Vernon 57- Beaverton 47  Sherrod Wright of Mt. Vernon jams home two of his game-high 23 points as Beaverton's Rob Liggins (15) and Jordan Railey (0) can only watch helplessly.  Sherrod led all scorers with 23 points.  Photo John Lariviere


Columbia River 53 - Central Catholic 47  Damas Gakwasi (21) of Central Catholic (Portland, OR) flies by Columbia River's (Columbia River, WA) Steven Bjornstad (24) as he drives for a lay-up late in the fourth quarter.  Columbia River held off Central for a 53-47 consolation bracket victory.  Photo John Lariviere


Lake Oswego 58 - Central Catholic 50  Derek Bowen (3) of Central Catholic squeezes off a hook shot between Lake Oswego's (Lake Oswego, OR) Max Livingston (left) and Billy Reader (right) in the closing minutes of the second quarter.  The Lakers defeated Central 58-50 in consolation round play.  Photo John Lariviere

Lake Oswego 58 - Central Catholic 50  Max Jacobsen (33) of Lake Oswego bowls over Central Catholic's Nate Carr as he puts up a driving shot during the third quarter.  Jacobsen had a solid performance as he led his team with 15 points, 6 assists, 2 blocked shots and 6 rebounds.  Photo John Lariviere

Lake Oswego 32 - Jesuit 28  Max Jacobsen (right) shoots an inside hook shot over Central Catholic's Tyler Sonnemaker (left) during third quarter action.  Jacobsen led his team with 15 points, 6 assists, 2 blocked shots and 6 rebounds.  Photo John Lariviere

Columbia River 47 - Canby 38  Kyle Thurston of Columbia River slips through the Canby (Canby, OR) defense to lay up two of his 11 points for the game as the Chieftains claimed a 47-38 consolation round victory over Canby.  Thurston was very active as he finished the game with 11 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocked shots.  Photo John Lariviere

Columbia River 47 - Canby 38  Steve Bjornstad (right) of Columbia River blocks the shot of Canby's Cody Hickey during the fourth quarter.  Photo John Lariviere

Fairfax 58 - Central Catholic 49  Damas Gakwasi of Central Catholic jams home a baseline dunk as the Rams enjoy an early 14-8 first quarter lead over Fairfax (Los Angeles, CA).  Gakwasi's team could not hold off the nationally ranked Lions as they overtook Central for a 58-19 first round victory.  Photo John Lariviere

Fairfax 58 - Central Catholic 49  Top national recruit Renardo Sidney of Fairfax taps in an offensive rebound for two of his game-high 20 points.  Photo John Lariviere
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Dominquez 58 - Fairfax 56  Tyree Godwin (4) of Dominquez (Compton, CA) strikes a celebratory pose while he holds the Les Schwab Invitational championship trophy above his head as his teammate look on after defeating Fairfax (Los Angeles, CA) 58-56 in a championship battle.  Photo John Lariviere

Dominquez 58 - Fairfax 56  Darrell Espy of Dominquez looks over the outstretched arm of Fairfax's Renardo Sidney as he attempts a ten foot jumper in the first quarter.  Photo John Lariviere

Dominquez 58 - Fairfax 56  Dominick Lacoste of Dominquez sails past two Fairfax defenders to scoop in two points during the second quarter.  Photo John Lariviere


Dominquez 58 - Fairfax 56  Dominick Lacoste of Dominquez beats Fairfax's Solomon Hill (44) to lay in two of his 12 points for the game.  Photo John Lariviere
 

Dominquez 58 - Fairfax 56  Renardo Sidney (1) of Dominquez powers over Fairfax's Keala King (21) as he hits 2, plus 1, for a three point play at the beginning of the third quarter.  Photo John Lariviere


Dominquez 67 - Columbia River 45  Myron Green of Dominquez hangs on the rim after slamming home a dunk over Columbia River's Steven Bjornstad (right) during the third quarter of his team's 67-45 first round victory over the Chieftains.  Photo John Lariviere


Dominquez 60 - Mt. Vernon 57  Sherrod Wright (23) of Mt. Vernon shoots an outside jumper over Domiquez's Myron Green (34) during his team's 60-57 semi-final loss at the hand of the Dons.  Photo John Lariviere

Fairfax 70 - Grant 59  Dominique Giles (21) of Grant (Portland, OR) sails high for the jam over Fairfax's Lance Bailey (left) at the start of the third quarter of the teams' s second round contest where Fairfax prevailed 70-59.  Photo John Lariviere

Fairfax 70 - Grant 59  Kenneth Acker of Grant beats Fairfax's Solomon Hall for a lay-up during the third quarter of his team's 70-59 second round loss to eventual tournament finalist Fairfax.  Photo John Lariviere

Fairfax 70 - Grant 59  Kenneth Acker (right) of Grant challenges Fairfax's Donte McFrazier (14) with a lay-up late in the third quarter as Grant pulls off a short rally to pull within five points of the Lions.  Photo John Lariviere

Fairfax 70 - Grant 59  National ranked recruit Renardo Sidney (1) blocks the shot of Grant standout Mike Moser (0) during the second quarter.  Sidney led all scorers with 22 points and 7 assists as Moser led his team with 18 points and 4 assists.  Photo John Lariviere
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Dominquez 67 - Columbia River 45  Chayson Williams (center) slices the defense of Columbia River's Zack Bjork (left) and Steven Bjornstad (right) as he goes for a lay-up during the second quarter of the teams' opening round game where Dominquez sailed to a comfortable 67-45 victory.  Photo John Lariviere


Dominquez 67 - Columbia River 45  Steven Bjornstad of Columbia River jams home two of his team-high 17 points late in the third quarter of his team's 67-45 opening round loss to Domiquez.  Photo John Lariviere
 

Dominquez 67 - Columbia River 45  Myron Green of Dominquez hangs on the rim after slamming home a dunk over Columbia River's Steven Bjornstad (right) during the third quarter of his team's 67-45 first round victory over the Chieftains.  Photo John Lariviere


Fairfax 72 - Westview 46  Laik Carter (40) of Farifax shoots a one-handed jumper from inside the key over Westview's Kellen Austin during the fourth quarter of Fairfax's 72-46 third round victory over the Wildcats of Beaverton, Oregon.  Photo John Lariviere


Jesuit 52 - Grant 49  Sophomore standout Kyle Wiltjer of Jesuit (Beaverton, OR) is fouled by Grant's Mike Moser as he attempts to lay up a shot in the first quarter of the fifth place game between the two local schools.  Photo John Lariviere
 

Jesuit 52 - Grant 49  Kenneth Acker (1) of Grant flies by Jesuit's Jeff Elorriaga (left) of Jesuit to roll in two of his nine points in the game.  Photo John Lariviere


Jesuit 52 - Grant 49  Anthony Penny (5) of Grant clears the defense of Jesuit's Jordan Lewis (right) with ease as he shoots in the key in the closing seconds in the third quarter of contest for fifth place of the Les Schwab Invitational.  Photo John Lariviere

Grant 60 - Sunset 54  Kelvin Cain (40) of Grant is fouled by Sunset's Keondre Davis-Woods (behind) as he drives the lane for two points, plus the bonus, late in the second quarter.  Photo John Lariviere

Grant 60 - Sunset 54  Daunte Paschal (right) of Sunset keeps Grant's Mike Moser (left) at bay as he looks for a passing opportunity.  Photo John Lariviere

Grant 60 - Sunset 54  Anthony Holton (right) of Sunset shoots over Grant's Kelvin Cain (40) and Kenneth Acker (1) late in the third quarter.  Photo John Lariviere


Grant 60 - Sunset 54  Anthony Holton (center) of Sunset takes to the air against Grant's Kenneth Ackers (1) as he drives to the hoop late in the third.  Photo John Lariviere
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