Posted On: 01/17/19 3:00 PM

Basketball can sometimes be easily defined by statistics. After all, the goal of the game to score more points than the opponent. But while it’s easy to get caught up in scoring numbers, there is another side of the game – the defensive side. That’s the side that Sam Abere has honed in on. The tough 6-foot-2, 180-pound junior guard takes pride in his ability to lock down on opponents, and he’s been making an impact this year in that area for Lake Oswego.

“Defense is kind of what I’m naturally gifted at I feel like,” Abere said. “It’s something that I enjoy, I kind of like to focus and try to read people. So it’s kind of like watching film and knowing what their moves are going to be and predict what they do befor

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