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 firstname.lastname@example.org