Clackamas Cavaliers Make It To The Quarterfinals Against Lakeridge Pacers


Cassandra Roshu

The Clackamas Cavaliers girls’ basketball team prepare for their game against the David Douglas Scots.

The Clackamas High School Cavaliers girls’ basketball team faces off against the Lakeridge Pacers Thursday afternoon at the University of Portland in the quarterfinals. CHS is providing a bus for students interested in attending on a first-come first-served basis and will cost $10 for the ride and the ticket. Those who choose to drive themselves to the game must have a parent call in to excuse them and check out at the attendance office no later than 2:00 PM to make it to the game on time. Students must provide a negative COVID test from within the last 72 hours or proof of vaccination.

The Cavaliers are 25-2 this season and haven’t made it this far since 2017. A part of the team’s exceptional strength this year comes from freshman player Jazzy Davidson, who was named Oregon’s Gatorade Player of the Year. Davidson has scored a total of 606 points this season, along with 216 rebounds, 112 steals, 72 assists and 37 blocks.  

The team is overwhelmed with both excitement and angst. 

“The pressure is definitely on because we made some mistakes this season, but it’s always been like, oh, we make a mistake and then we get to play them again or we get to have more games, but this time it’s like, okay, we lost, we’re out,” says co-captain Ella Cave.

“I think we’re ready. We’ve had a few opportunities, a few rounds, a few big wins. But now’s our chance to be like do or die, ready to go. This is our chance to do this.”