Payback is sweet.
The Federal Way Eagles improved to 9-0 after defeating Corona del Sol (Arizona) — who won their fourth consecutive Division I Arizona State Championship last season — 66-59 in a nonleague game at the VisitMesa.com Basketball Challenge in Arizona.
These teams have history. Last season, the Eagles were defeated by the Aztecs during the same tournament — one of two losses Federal Way sustained during its 4A state championship run last season, the other loss coming at the hands of Bellevue.
With seven minutes remaining, The Eagles found themselves trailing by double digits. Federal Way ended up on the other side of things late in the fourth as it was on the positive end of four steals, all leading to high percentage fast break layups.
D'Jimon Jones nailed a 3-pointer to tie the game with 2:40 to go.
Jalen McDaniels posted a double-double (21 points, 10 rebounds), Ferron Flavors was 4 of 7 from the 3-point line, scoring 16 points for the Eagles.
Clackamas (Ore.) 77, Foss 70: The Cavaliers outscored the Falcons, 37-27, during the first half, which proved to be the difference maker as Foss lost at the Les Schwab Invitational in Oregon.
Le'zjon Bonds led the Falcons with 19 points, Roberto Gittens and Damani Kelly followed with 12 points apiece.
Shoreline Christian 56, Mount Rainier Lutheran 53: The Hawks fell to the Chargers after giving up a 35-31 lead established during the third quarter.
Mount Rainier Lutheran was outscored 25-18 during the fourth quarter.
Sumner 53, Life Christian 50: The Spartans outscored the Eagles 17-7 during the second quarter after trailing 17-11 to get the win at the San Diego Surf N Slam tournament.
Austin Avey and Taylor Walker both had 15 point outings for Sumner.
Eatonville 56, Cle Elum 52: The Cruisers edged the Warriors, outscoring them 17-13 during the fourth quarter.
Auburn Riverside 68, Central Kitsap 45: The Ravens ran away with the game during the third quarter, where they did not allow the Cougars to score a single point, outscoring them 23-0 during the Vista Property Management Holiday Classic at Auburn Riverside High School.
EJ Taylor and Quintin Bethea each scored 21 points in the victory.
Whitney 80, Auburn 74: The Trojans were defeated during the San Diego Surf N Slam in part of being outscored 25-13 during the third quarter.
The Trojans were led by Malik Williams, who scored 21 points and Pa'Treon Lee who scored 18.
Roosevelt Eastvale (Calif.) 80, Curtis 59: The Vikings were defeated during the semifinal round of the Under Armour Holiday Classic at Torrey Pines High school in California.
The Vikings were outscored 24- 2 during the first quarter and could not gain the lead back after that. Aushanti Potts-Woods scored 34 points for the Vikings despite the loss.
Curtis will play for third place Wednesday at 8:05 p.m.
Todd Beamer 76, Emerald Ridge 46: The Titans rolled on the Jaguars, outscoring them 37-18 during the first half.
Abraham Murray was the point-leader for the Titans with 15, Stef'fun Singleton had 14.
Seattle Academy 67, Cascade Christian 61: The Cardinal defeated the Cougars in part of a dominant performance during the second quarter, where they outscored Cascade Christian 21-8.
Jesse Howells had 17 points for the Cougars despite the loss, Tyler Fox had 14.
Auburn Mountainview 60, Marshfield (Ore.) 38: The Lions defeated the Pirates by 22 points and advance to the championship round of the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic in Ketchikan, Alaska.
The Lions were fueled by a 17-4 run during the third quarter, Ryan Lacey led the Lions in scoring with 13 points.
Spanaway Lake 60, Steveston-London (BC) 35: The Sentinels were led by Isaiah Turner, who scored 21 points during the Franklin Tournament of Champions in Seattle.
The Sentinels outscored Steveston-London 28-8 during the first half, where they did the bulk of their damage to the Sharks' defense.
Enumclaw 73, Washington 41: The Hornets got their scoring done early, scoring 28 points during the first quarter while only giving up seven points defensively.
6-foot-6 senior Josh Erickson led the Hornets with 16 points, Justus Rainwater had 13.
Nia Alexander was all over the court for the Todd Beamer Titans as they defeated Bellarmine Prep on their home court 53-40 during the Sterling Christmas Classic.
Alexander, a 5-foot-9 senior guard scored 29 points and led the Titans during the fourth quarter, where they outscored the Lions 19-6.
Senior McKenzie Alton was the only Lion to get to double digits, she had 12, Maggie Smith was next in line with seven.
Graham Kapowsin 52, Yelm 46: It took some extra time bu the Eagles got it done during a non-league matchup against the Tornados, defeating them in overtime.
The Eagles outscored the Tornados 8-2 during the overtime period to clinch a win, Amber Tolson led the Eagles with 26 points, scoring the bulk of her total during the second half.
Peninsula 44, Fife 33: The Seahawks finished Tuesday nights' game against the Trojans on a 24-7 run, posting a 13-point victory.
Belle Frazier led the Seahawks with 12 points, Sammy Sayers had 10.
Friday Harbor 40, Charles Wright Academy 35: The Wolverines came back in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Tarriers 10-4 to get a five-point victory during the Sterling Christmas Classic.
Shoni Pritchett was the point-leader for the Tarriers with 17.
Kentwood 55, Kennedy Catholic 48: The Conquerors outscored the Lancers 9-2 during overtime to obtain a seven point victory.
Zaria Jones and Christy Nguyen were the point leaders for Kentwood with 12 each, Kelsey Fast scored 10.
Peninsula 44, Fife 31: Belle Frazier was the point-leader for the Seahawks with 12, Sammy Sayers was right behind her with 10.
The Seahawks outscored the Trojans 24-7 during the fourth quarter to obtain a 13 point win.
Auburn Riverside 44, Davis 28: The Ravens outscored the Pirates 17-6 during the fourth quarter to seal a 16-point victory.
6-foot-3 center Faith Turner — who is averaging 7.8 points a game — scored a game-high 18 points for the Ravens.
Mount Rainier Lutheran 46, Shoreline Christian 14: The Hawks started strong with a 24-0 run to end the first quarter and cruised to a victory against the Chargers.