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Cheerleader kicks Oregon high school basketball player in head in pregame introductions (video)

The Barlow boys basketball player missed the rest of the state tournament after being kicked in the head
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An Oregon high school boys basketball player was kicked in the head by a cheerleader from his own team during pregame introductions before an OSAA state tournament game in Portland on Thursday. 

Sentori Martino, a senior for Barlow High School, was jogging toward halfcourt after being introduced as a starter when a Barlow cheerleader caught him in the head with her feet as she finished a backflip. Martino immediately went down and lay on the court for several minutes. He did not play in the game. 

Barlow went on to beat Jesuit 69-39 in the consolation bracket game. The Bruins played again Saturday morning, beating Grant 61-58 to win the OSAA Class 6A consolation championship. Martino did not play Saturday. 

Martino is a two-sport star at Barlow. He was a first team all-league wide receiver and cornerback this past season and has committed to play football at Sierra College in California next season. 

Watch the full video of the incident above. 

(Video provided by NFHS)

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