AFTER MONUMENTAL PERFORMANCE BY JACKSON SHELSTAD AND WEST LINN, THE LIONS TRY TO BRING HOME THE 2022 CCC JOHNNY LEONARD TROPHY TONIGHT, BUT ELZIE HARRINGTON AND UNDEFEATED ST JOHN BOSCO STAND IN THE WAY
SALEM (OR) - Tuesday, 12/20/22 - Every now and again, the greatest athletes rise to the occasion and do something truly spectacular in the biggest moments of athletic competition.
That was certainly the case in the final game of the day on semifinal Tuesday in the Oregon Army National Guard Boys Bracket at the 2022 Capitol City Classic presented by Northwestern Mutual.
For nearly 28 minutes, mighty Modesto Christian (CA) d Adrian Mosley, the PIL Player of the Year at Grant a year ago. Beaverton (4-1), meanwhile, is balanced and loaded, with a starting five that is talented and skilled as any in the state perhaps.
But everything changed late in the game. Lion star Jackson Shelstad made scintillating play after scintillating play, and the Oregon Duck commit and his cast of tough and perhaps unappreciated teammates started chipping away at the lead.
It was as gritty as it was incredible.