Jesuit returns to LSI title game

Crusaders beat Gonzaga Prep from Washington, D.C., will face Lake Oswego
Dec. 28, 2012
Khyan Rayner
File photo.

Jesuit kept playing itself into the role of undisputed favorite to win a fifth straight Class 6A boys basketball state title with a 61-57 victory over Gonzaga Prep from Washington, D.C., in the semifinals of the Les Schwab Invitational Friday night at Liberty High School.

The win comes one night after the Crusaders beat Archbishop Mitty of San Jose, Calif., in overtime, and sets up a rematch of the state title game from last year when they beat Lake Oswego for their fourth-straight title.

Lake Oswego beat Neumann-Goretti High of Philadelphia in its semifinal.

 

QUARTERFINALS

HILLSBORO - Khyan Rayner scored a game-high 32 points, including six consecutive free throws in overtime, as Jesuit beat Archbishop Mitty 76-72 in the feature game of the second day at the Les Schwab Invitational Thursday at Liberty High School.

Jesuit overcame the Monarchs and 6-foot-8 Aaron Gordon, who had 43 points in a opening-round win against Southridge, in part through free-throw shooting as Gordon went just 3 of 14 from the line.

Gordon, double-team throughout the game, finished with just 17 points. The Crusaders were able to keep him from scoring in the fourth quarter, which ended with the teams tied at 63.

In the tournament's other quarterfinals, Gonzaga Prep of Washington, D.C., beat Century 78-64, Lake Oswego beat Central Catholic 54-43 and Neumann-Goretti of Philadelphia beat West Linn 96-74.

 

 

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