Clackamas rambles past St. Mary's, 57-45

Cavaliers take advantage of turnover-filled game to advance to quarters
Dec. 27, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

LAKE OSWEGO - Clackamas survived a rough opening-day performance and moved into the quarterfinals of the Nike Interstate Shootout with a 57-45 victory over St. Mary's Academy Thursday.

Junior forward Sydney Azorr scored 18 points and senior guard Deeshyra Thomas added 13 to lead the Cavaliers, who will play Beaverton Friday at 7 p.m.

With the game tied at 24 entering the third quarter, St. Mary's burst to a five-point lead when it forced turnovers on five consecutive Clackamas possessions. But, the five-point lead didn't last as the Cavaliers ratcheted up their defense and caused consistent turnovers the remainder of the game.

A 15-2 run put Clackamas ahead 39-31 and St. Mary's got no closer than five thereafter.

Clackamas shot 23 free throws in the second half, making 10. For the game, the Cavs were 15 of 29.

Martina McCowan and Nae Torregano scored 10 points each to lead St. Mary's.

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