Boys basketball: Battle Ground 60, Lakeridge 59



Jake Belford hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer completing a second-half comeback from 18 points down to lift the Tigers to a non-league win.

Lakeridge of Lake Oswego, Ore., opened up a 14-point lead in the second quarter.

Battle Ground worked to get the margin to 27-23 by halftime and tied the game at 29-29 in the third quarter.

But the Pacers then went on a 16-0 run, eventually pushing the margin to 18 points early in the fourth quarter.

“We had to fight to get back in it,” Battle Ground coach Andy Schoonover said. “Serg (Ovchinnikov) hits a big 3-pointer to get us within two points. We fouled them, and they made one free throw. Then Jake hit the winning 3 to put us up one.”

Ovchinnikov finished with a game-high 28 points, and had five rebounds. Belford added eight rebounds, and Trevor Ingram had five points and six assits.


LAKERIDGE — Hiller 0, Levano 7, Bolton 11, Loiler 12, Jaco 2, Walker 7, Knecht 18, Pihl 2. Totals 20 (6) 13-17 59.

BATTLE GROUND — Jamie Ford 2, Damien Ford 0, Jordan Olsen 0, Serg Ovchinnikov 28, Trevor Ingram 5, Tim Shkarovskiy 6, Miles Luke 0, Jake Belford 19. Totals 22 (8) 8-12 60.

Lakeridge 15 12 21 11—59

Battle Ground 9 14 14 23—60