Georgia champion set to battle Oregon's finest

Norcross, Springfield, Oregon City and Clackamas highlight annual Shootout
Dec. 21, 2012

One of the top girls basketball teams in the nation will pay a visit to Oregon Dec. 27-30 for the annual Nike Interstate Shootout at Lake Oswego High School.

The Norcross, Ga., Lady Blue Devils are set to anchor the first day's action in the 16-team tournament, which includes Oregon Class 6A state title contenders Oregon City, Clackamas and Sheldon, as well as Class 5A's top teams Springfield and Willamette.

Springfield, the Class 5A champion last season, plays Norcross in the first round at 8 pm., Dec. 27.

Norcross won back-to-back state titles (2010, '11) in the large-school division in Georgia and reached the Final Four last year, when in finished the season ranked No. 23 nationally by ESPN.

Oregon City recently won an eight-team tournament in Hawaii.

Here's the line-up for the opening day of the Swoosh bracket of the tournament, which also includes another 16-team tournament.

SWOOSH BRACKET

DEC. 27

Oregon City vs. Southridge, 8:30 a.m.

South Salem vs. Sheldon, 10 a.m.

Jesuit vs. Tigard, 11:30 a.m.

West Linn vs. Central Catholic, 1 p.m.

Beaverton vs. South Eugene, 3:30 p.m.

Clackamas vs. St. Mary’s, 5 p.m.

Westview vs. Willamette, 6:30 p.m.

Springfield vs. Norcross, Ga., 8 p.m.

 

STATE FARM BRACKET

Grant vs. Sunset, 8:30 a.m.

Camas, Wash., vs. West Salem, 10 a.m.

Sherwood vs. Lake Oswego, 11:30 a.m.

Pendleton vs. Lebanon, 1 p.m.

McNary vs. Tualatin, 3:30 p.m.

Crater vs. Glencoe, 5 p.m.

Crescent Valley vs. Salt River, Ariz., 6:30 p.m.

Hermiston vs. Lakeridge, 8 p.m.

 

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