PREP ZONE

todd.milles@thenewstribune.comJanuary 16, 2014 

WEDNESday’s highlights

The Narrows League crossover matchup between boys basketball league leaders came down to the wire. Recovering from an early deficit, and surviving Lucious Brown’s big game (31 points, four 3-pointers), 3A No. 2 Wilson eked out a 53-50 road victory over Stadium. David Jenkins had 14 points for the 3A Narrows-leading Rams (12-0), who snapped the 4A Narrows first-place Tigers’ 10-game winning streak. Ivy Smith added 12.

Yelm’s Elijah Fuller scorched defending 4A Narrows champion Bellarmine Prep for 29 points, and his late free throws sealed a 59-56 home victory. Christian Davis added 11 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Tornados (8-5, 3-3).

Ryan Rychard’s basket in the final seconds proved to be the winner as host Gig Harbor (7-7, 4-2 4A Narrows) edged South Kitsap, 79-78, in a boys basketball thriller.

Tamia Braggs and Kiaira Thomas each had 20 points, and Lincoln (11-1, 4-1 3A Narrows) stayed in a tie for second place in league with a 76-32 girls basketball victory at Mount Tahoma.

Round 1 for girls basketball bragging rights in Lacey went to Timberline, which overwhelmed host North Thurston, 59-23, behind a triple-double from Callan Russell (14 points, 11 steals, 10 rebounds). The Blazers (6-6, 4-1 3A Narrows), who shot 49 percent from the floor, remained tied for second place behind Wilson in league. The Rams dropped to 6-6 overall, 3-3 in league.

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