February 1, 2014 

FRIday’s highlights

Bogdan Bliznyuk’s 22 points, four assists and four steals helped Class 4A No. 6 Todd Beamer pick up an 87-51 SPSL South boys basketball win over Graham-Kapowsin. The Titans moved to 14-0 in league.

Aushanti Potts-Woods had a game-high 20 points for No. 9 Curtis in its 57-48 SPSL South win over Emerald Ridge. Curtis (13-2) remains in second place ahead of Federal Way (13-3).

In girls basketball, Wilson forwards Josie Matz (22 points) and Violet “Kapri” Morrow (20 points) proved too much for Lincoln as the Rams won, 71-54, to move into a first-place tie with Timberline (9-1) in the 3A Narrows League. The Abes (6-3) fell to third.

Marissa Miller (16 points, seven rebounds, six assists) and Addie Picha (13 points, six rebounds, four blocked shots) led Puyallup to a 69-41 SPSL South win over Federal Way. The Vikings outscored the Eagles 36-17 in the second half.

Makenna Woodfolk nailed two clutch free throws with 4.2 seconds left to give The Curtis girls grabbed a 51-48 SPSL South win over Emerald Ridge. The Jaguars missed a half-court shot as time expired. Todd Beamer (12-0) is in first place ahead of Puyallup (10-3), Curtis (9-4) and Emerald Ridge (9-5).

Bellarmine Prep’s Claire Martin scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half and finished with game highs in rebounds (23) and blocks (six) as the Lions clinched the 4A Narrows League title with a 54-45 win over Gig Harbor. The Lions are 10-0 in league play.

At the Narrows League boys swimming championships at Mount Tahoma High School, Wilson (344 points) upset regular-season league champion North Thurston (287) for the 3A title. Gig Harbor (434) won the 4A title.

The Tides’ Dale Williams (4A 200-yard individual medley, 100 butterfly) and Erik Nielsen (50 and 100 freestyle) each earned a pair of individual first-place finishes. Shelton’s Harrison MacAlevy won the 3A 200 IM and 100 butterfly.

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