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Live updates: Oregon (OSAA) high school girls basketball 6A state tournament semifinals (3/8/2024)

Follow along throughout the day for live updates from the 6A girls semifinals at the University of Portland's Chiles Center
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The Oregon 6A girls basketball state tournament continues Friday with semifinal games at the University of Portland's Chiles Center. 

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Follow this post for live updates. No. 1 South Medford and No. 5 Willamette are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. No. 2 Clackamas and No. 6 Benson are set for 8:15 p.m.

Photo by Naji Saker 


(most recent updates at the top)

No. 2 Clackamas vs. No. 6 Benson

FINAL: Benson 51, Clackamas 47

Barhoum gets a decent look at a 3, misses, but after Benson rebounds, they travel with the ball while celebrating. 0.8 back on clock

Clackamas traps, flies around, but can't cause turnover. They finally foul Chandler-Roberts with 8.1 seconds left. Misses first ... hits second ... 51-47. Cavs timeout

Davidson buries the wide-open 3 from the top-right of the arc with 41.7 seconds left. Cavs coach Korey Landolt calls timeout with 38.6 showing. Don't have to foul, but with only a 3.6-second difference with shot clock and no advance off timeout, might have to consider it. Benson 50-47

Allie Roden with a good look at 3 to make it a one-possession game but rims out. Benson has ball with 1:04 left

Timeout Benson: With his players looking discombobulated, Coach Knox burns one of his two remaining to set up a play w 9 secs on shot clock. 127 remaining

Sara Barhoum with the drive and the layin 155 lft 50-44

Timeout Clackamas: Davidson answers a deep post-up bucket for Chandler-Roberts with another lefty floater in the lane. Benson 48-41 w 316 to play

Davidson hits 2 FTs. Deficit down to 7 at 46-39 w 414 left

Timeout Benson: Coach Knox looking to settle some nerves with Techsters' lead down to 46-37 w 506 left

Big blow for Benson as Mauriana Hashemian-Orr fouls out with 525 to play. She has been a catalyst all week.

540 left and Clackamas has the only basket of the 4Q - Benson 46-36

End 3rd: A Davidson floater at the buzzer pulls Clackamas within 12 at 46-34 with eight minutes left to mount a comeback and get the chance to defend its title tomorrow night against South Medford.

Timeout Clackamas: Benson pouring it on to start the second half. Techsters 39-20 503 3Q

Cavs just 5x24 FG (20.8% while Benson is 12x27 (44.4%)
Scoring leaders: Clk, Sara Barhoum 6 pts, Davidson just 4 (both in final 90 seconds of half). Benson, Mahogany Chandler-Roberts and Mauriana Hashemian-Orr 11 pts apiece, Chandler-Roberts also w 8 rebs

HALFTIME: Benson 31, Clackamas 16

But just like that, Jazzy with back-to-back driving buckets to close the gap to 13.

This game right now resembles Benson's 2019 state championship win over Southridge. They have bottled up Davidson and frustrated Clackamas — 3x18 shooting. Benson up 29-12 209 2Q

Timeout Benson: Up 26-12 252 2Q

407 2Q: Benson still leads Clackamas, now 21-12

End 1st: Benson 17, Clackamas 9

Timeout Clackamas: Benson on 11-2 run to take 15-6 lead 139 1Q

And Jazzy Davidson picks up her second foul and goes to the bench 255 1Q

Timeout Benson: Allie Roden will have an and-1 opportunity for Clackamas when they return to the court, w Benson up 10-6 304 1Q

3 minutes in, and we're all knotted at 4-4

Benson wins the tip, but Clackamas gets the first basket.

About 5 minutes to lineups and tip-off

Benson coach Eric Knox never disappoints with his choice of wardrobe. (Credit René Ferrán)

Benson coach Eric Knox never disappoints with his choice of wardrobe. (Credit René Ferrán)

Preview: Jazzy Davidson vs. Mahogany Chandler-Roberts 6A semifinal showdown as good as it gets in Oregon girls basketball

Tipoff scheduled for 8:15 p.m. 

No. 1 South Medford vs. No. 5 Willamette

Panthers have won 15 straight against Wolverines dating to December 2013

FINAL: South Medford 46, Willamette 43

Taylor Young is fouled and makes it 46-43 with 4.8 seconds left. SM calls timeout to set defense. SM also has 3 fouls to give before getting to bonus

And Ceron-Romero is fouled with TWO SECONDS on the shot clock and 9.6 in the game. Splits 2 FTs, but Akpan with her 11th offensive board of the game gets SM another possession.

Brynn Smith drives to the basket and splits a pair of defenders for the tying layin with 47.8 seconds left. Timeout South Medford, all knotted up 43-43

SM has missed 3 of 4 FTs in last minute that could have really extended its lead. Still up 7 with 250 to play

Timeout South Medford: SM 41, Willamette 35 554 4Q

Run is now 11-2 after a corner 3 from Kimberly Ceron-Romero. SM up 41-33 w 640 left

End 3rd: SM ends quarter on 7-2 run, leads Willamette 37-33

2 FTs for Harper Wagner gives Willamette the lead back at 31-30 w 138 left 3Q

Timeout Willamette: Young caps a 7-0 SM run with a short jumper in transition, giving Panthers a 25-20 lead w 522 left 3Q

Scoring leaders: Willamette, Harms has 7 pts. For SM, Taylor Young has a game-high 8

HALFTIME: Neither team scores in the final 2:57 of period. South Medford 18, Willamette 18

So, they apparently gave Akpan's 3rd foul to someone else, because she now picks up her third with 1 minute left in 2Q

Timeout Willamette: Isabella Harms hits a 3 to tie the game at 18-18 257 2Q

Timeout South Medford: Willamette up 15-12 610 2Q

And now Mayan Akpan picks up her third foul for SM just 26 seconds into 2Q

End 1st: South Medford 12 Willamette 10

Timeout South Medford: Panthers up 9-8 218 1Q

Halfway thru 1Q: Willamette 6, South Medford 5

Both teams warming up now. 18 minutes to anthem and lineups

Jefferson (70-64 over Southridge) and Grants Pass (37-26 over Jesuit) will cap their first state tournament appearances in some time by playing for fourth and sixth places tomorrow.

Tipoff between South Medford and Willamette is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.