Grants Pass falls short in playoffs at Tigard


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    TIGARD — Second-seeded Tigard held an opponent under 27 points for the fourth time in six games, putting an end to the Grants Pass girls basketball team’s season with a 38-23 triumph.

    The visiting 15th-seeded Cavers (16-10) were limited to single-digit scoring in each of the four quarters, with senior Grace Gaither leading her team with 11 points.

    Senior Ahdra Klingler, who was the co-Southwest Conference player of the year, managed only three points while twin sister Ayla Klingler scored all five of her points in the first half.

    Tigard (24-3) used 15 points from Delaney Leavitt and 13 by Campbell Gray to pull away. The Tigers led only 25-19 heading to the final quarter but outscored Grants Pass 13-4 in the fourth.

    GRANTS PASS (23): Gaither 11, Ay. Klingler 5, Ah. Klingler 3, Rund 2, Bruner 1, Yount 1, Page 0, Rucker 0, Lingo 0, Williams 0, Childers 0. Totals: 7 0-6 23.

    TIGARD (38): Leavitt 15, Gray 13, Lyons 6, Brown 4, Follett 0, Lamet 0, LaFountain 0, Denham 0, Alderman 0, Holdman 0, Ziglinski 0, Moore 0, Paulson 0, Billings 0. Totals: 17 0-3 38.

    Grants Pass6854— 23

    Tigard109613— 38

    3-point goals — Grants Pass 3 (Gaither 2, Ah. Klingler 1), Tigard 4 (Leavitt 3, Gray 1).

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