Posted On: 03/2/19 2:23 AM

Survive and advance. On paper, it seemed that Lake Oswego as the #1 seed would have no trouble against #17 seeded Westview. But those who follow the game closely knew it would be a dogfight - and it was certainly that all night long on Friday night. Westview kept on pushing Lake Oswego to the brink, but it wasn't until a three-point attempt by the Wildcats bounced off the rim could the Lakers claim victory, 56-54, and earn a trip to the state tournament next week.

"This was a game where we had a cushion but those guys just refused to lose," said Lake Oswego head coach Marshall Cho. "There were a lot of things that didn't go well, so I'm just happy for the guys and proud of them. These guys deserve it."

The teams battled back and forth in the first half and the score was tied at 27 at the half. Lake Oswego inched ahead in the third quarter but thanks to the brilliant play of senior guard Kobe Newton, Westview continued to hang around. But in the fourth, Lake Oswego senior guard Josh Angle made some key buckets and with 7 seconds left, Westview took the

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