Top performer: Jill Harris, Emerald Ridge
Scored 20 points in a comeback win over Olympia
Emerald Ridge 52, Olympia 50: Sammie McGinty drained the go-ahead 3-pointer and Jill Harris scored a game-high 20 points as the Jaguars upended the Bears in 4A SPSL action on Thursday night.
Olympia led 50-49 before McGinty connected on the late 3-pointer, finishing with 15 points.
After Emerald Ridge missed a pair of free throws that could have iced it, Olympia was called for an offensive foul on its final possession.
Emily Church led Olympia with 19 points and Kaliea Terry added 11 points.
Curtis 63, Puyallup 48: They trailed heading into the second quarter, but the Vikings refused to let up.
They were spurred by a 24-7 run in the second, which not only gave them the lead, it led to their second consecutive win to begin the season.
Sophomore guard Kareyna Taylor dropped a team-high 18 points, while Jalaiya Frederick added 11.
Despite falling behind for good, Ava Edmonds didn’t let Puyallup go down without a fight, and she led all scorers with 22 points.
Puyallup has struggled early on this season losing four of their first five games, while the Vikings have won their last two games.
Sumner 59, South Kitsap 32: The Spartans are still perfect.
Senior forward Kelsey Bell led the way with 15 points to give the Spartans their fourth consecutive win to start the season.
They opened the game with a defensive clinic, holding the Wolves to just three points. South Kitsap, led by Kaylee McEdward’s eight points, made its run in the second quarter, winning the quarter 16-5.
But, behind Bell and Kennedy Cutter (12 points), the Spartans closed out the game on a 34-13 run.
Washington 45, River Ridge 40: Elaina Gamboa scored 15 points to lead the Patriots.
Sierra Hartfield added 10 points for Washington, which notched its first win of the season after a sluggish first quarter.
Caitlin Yenne led the way for River Ridge with 12 points.
Seattle Christian 49, Fife 40: Christina Willis’ 25 points wasn’t enough to lift the Trojans.
They outscored Seattle Christian, 12-4, in the final quarter to try to pull back into the game, but a slow start cost Fife. It trailed 19-6 heading into the second quarter.
Serianna Anderson and Alexander Ellis each had 16 points for Seattle Christian.
Vashon Island 34, At Tenino 33: The Pirates can notch one in the win column.
An impressive first quarter allowed the Pirates the win, their first of the season, over the Beavers.
Chloe Kuyper led the way with a team-leading 12 points, while Ella Wheeler had 10. Kaylee Schow led the Beavers with 10 points.
Top performer: Jordan Parker, Curtis
Scored 27 points, including seven 3-pointers, in win against Puyallup
At Life Christian 82, Raymond 38: The Eagles are flying high after their third straight win to start the season.
Keegan Woods had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Life Christian, while Omari Maulana led all scorers with 23.
The Eagles relied on a strong defensive effort and built an insurmountable first-half lead.
Mount Rainier Lutheran 52, Northwest Yeshiva 33: The Rams continue to find ways to win.
After leading the 613s by two points at the end of the first quarter, the Rams held the Northwest Yeshiva to just six points through quarters two and three.
Adam Bailey took control of the Rams offense and poured in 19 points to lead all scorers. Jullian Pandell chipped in with 11.
The 613s were led in scoring by Jacob Benezra, who finished with 15.
Sumner 58, South Kitsap 54: Mitchell Wolfe and Josh Lear combined for 29 points and provided half of the Spartans offense in their win over the Wolves.
Wolfe scored 14 and Lear scored 15 en route to their team’s narrow win on the road. Thane Birrer added eight points.
Jackson Kambich and Riley Escolta had 13 points each for South Kitsap, and Deante Ward scored 12.
Olympia 46, Emerald Ridge 38: The Bears won the defensive battle, holding the Jaguards to fewer than 10 points in two quarters.
Ketner Young led Olympia with 11 points and Lucas Bowser added 10. Preston Pfeifer scored 14 for Emerald Ridge.
Rogers 60, Graham-Kapowsin 41: Three Rams scored in double figures as Nikita Apanasevich, Jace Barrett and James Barker led them past the Eagles.
Apanasevich scored 16 while Barrett and Barker added 12 each as Rogers bounced back from a 17-11 first-quarter deficit to outscore G-K 18-5 in the second quarter.
Graham-Kapowsin was playing in its first game since two students were shot near the campus earlier this week.
Jadon Whiteside led G-K with 13 points.
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