Top Performer: Kaden Anderson, Enumclaw
Scored 36 points in 67-47 win over Auburn
Foss 99, Fife 91 (2 OT): The Falcons were able to squeeze out a big win over the Trojans in double overtime with new players leading the way.
“I think for us, we got a lot of new guys playing big roles,” Foss coach Mike Cocke said. “It gives them an opportunity to play in big moments.”
Foss trailed by two with seven seconds left in the game when Micah Pollard made a pair of free throws to tie it. Then Demetrius Crosby tied it, again, at the end of the first overtime.
Pollard would finish the game with 29 points, Crosby scored 24, and Kenzel Massey had 13 of his own.
“Massey had a great game. He scored a lot in the last period,” Cocke said. “Overall, it was a great team win. It was a heck of a game, they’re a great team.”
Lakes 79, Bethel 62: The Lancers weren’t perfect, but they were good enough to give them the win over the Braves.
“I thought we played terrible but we distributed the ball well,” Lakes coach Jordan Barnes said. “We were unselfish.”
That unselfishness paid off as there were many players getting double digit points such as Kyreice Miller with 16 and Charles Copper with 12. However, it was Christian Chance that was putting in effort all over the court that was instrumental in the win.
“We did a lot of scrappy plays, things that kept us in the game. Most of that was by Chance,” Barnes said. “He had probably about four or five steals. He just played at a crazy pace and created a lot of turnovers.”
That play helped open up the doors for the scorers to help pull away in the second half.
“Miller hit some very clutch threes in the third quarter which kind of separated us,” Barnes said.
Wilson 85, Bonney Lake 40: Emmitt Matthews Jr. had 30 points and eight rebounds as the UConn signee led the Rams to another blowout win.
By the end of the first quarter, Wilson had a 22-4 lead. Nathaniel Stokes added 16 points and eight rebounds.
Wilson opened with a 94-36 win over Bethel on Wednesday.
Lincoln 84, Stadium 38: Anthony Braggs Jr. scored 21 points, Emmett Linton III had 15 and Le’Zjon Bonds added 11 in their rout of the Tigers.
Lincoln built a 29-6 lead by the end of the first quarter and led 48-13 at halftime to improve to 4-0. The Abes were coming off a 71=31 win over Mt. Tahoma.
Spanaway Lake 86, Mt. Tahoma 62: Divante Moffit scored a season-high 32 points to lead the Sentinels and keep them unbeaten.
Spanaway Lake (4-0) took a 37-21 lead into halftime and cruised from there.
Isaiah Turner scored 18 points, Ja’Ontay Foster had 14 points and Jordan Garner added 12.
Jordan Joseph led Mt. Tahoma with 23 points and seven assists and Tyler Williford had 19 points and 14 rebounds.
Capital 70, Peninsula 62: Chris Penner dropped a game-high 34 points as the Cougars edged the Seahawks.
Capital led 46-42 entering the final period before pulling away. Grant Erickson added 14 points.
Sam Miller scored 20 points for Peninsula and Seth Kasteler added 14 points. Elijah McLaughlin scored 11.
Enumclaw 67, Auburn 47: Kaden Anderson’s big night, scoring 36 points, helped the Hornets overwhelm the Trojans in the second half.
“Obviously, we had a hard time defending Kaden Anderson,” Auburn coach Ryan Hansen said. “He kinda took over in the second half.”
Anderson scored 23 of his points in the second half in a game Enumclaw led by seven at halftime.
“We obviously gotta defend better and we gotta rebound better. We got beaten pretty badly on the boards,” Hansen said. “We didn’t shoot particularly well so we gotta do a better job of shooting as well.”
Life Christian 62, Cascade Christian 35: Omari Maulana had 17 points and Noah Robinson added 14 points as the Eagles used a big third quarter to cruise past the Cougars.
Cascade Christian led 11-10 after the first quarter before Life Christian took a 28-17 lead at halftime.
Dylan Cooley led Cascade Christian with 10 points.
Top Performer: Belle Frazier, Peninsula
Scored 30 points in win over Capital
Shelton 66, North Thurston 49: The Highclimbers stunned the Rams in a come-from-behind win when they came out in the second half on fire.
“Shelton just came out hot after the half shooting and finding holes in our defense,” North Thurston coach Jackie Meyer said. “We have a couple girls that are sick so we’re not able to go our full speed.”
The Rams were leading 26-20 going into the half but the third quarter saw the Highclimbers go on a 22-7 run that Shelton couldn’t come back from.
Jazmine Griffin led Shelton with 17 points and Katie Johnson added 16 points.
Brooklyn Harn scored a game-high 25 points for the North Thurston.
Bethel 66, Lakes 16: Tianna Brown had 17 points and Esmeralda Morales added 15 in the Braves’ win.
Bethel led 21-4 after the first quarter and was up 45-10 by halftime.
Lincoln 61, Stadium 10: Big defense led to a big win for the Abes.
They held Stadium to two points in the first half, taking a 33-2 lead at the break. Sharayah Johnson led the way with 14 points for Lincoln and Joclyen Wyatt added 10 points.
Wilson 55, Bonney Lake 25: Brooklyn Grant scored 24 points, with six 3-pointers, as the Rams cruised.
Aaliyah Walker added 15 points for Wilson (2-2).
Timberline 62, Yelm 38: It was a weird day for the Tornados as they struggled to overcome a change in schedule as well as injuries in their loss to the Blazers.
“We were bit by the injury bug tonight and didn’t perform as we would have to against a team like Timberline,” Yelm coach Russ Riches said.
The game was supposed to be at Timberline, but a problem with the backboard on one of Timberline’s hoops forced the game to be played at Yelm, instead, Riches said. And it started almost two hours earlier than scheduled.
Timberline had no trouble adjusting to the score as they looked to their top plays of Keshara Romain, who got 16 points, and Kiara Brooks, who got 19 points, to lead the charge.
“Romain and Brooks for them were lights out,” Riches said. “It was a good game.”
Gig Harbor 75, Central Kitsap 41: Brynna Maxwell scored 22 points and Sydney Langworthy added 12 in the Tides’ win.
Gig Harbor led 34-29 at halftime before outscoring Central Kitsap 28-3 in the third quarter. Olivia Krog had 16 points for the Cougars and Vanessa Davies added 15 points.
Peninsula 67, Capital 44: Belle Frazier continues her torrid scoring pace as the Seahawks cruised past the Cougars thanks to a big first quarter.
Frazier scored a game-high 30 points after dropping 28 in a win over Timberline earlier in the week. Piper Bauer added 13 points.
Peninsula built a 24-9 lead after the first quarter.
Thomas Jefferson 55, Auburn Riverside 42: Hailey Still scored 21 points and the Raiders caught fire when they needed to to secure a big win over the Ravens.
“I think we kinda woke up and actually realized the potential that we have,” Thomas Jefferson coach Frank Parker said. “Once we realized that we were a lot bigger, we started playing our style of basketball.”
That play was mostly about attacking the basket with Still leading that attack.
“That’s what I taught the kids, it’s up and down the floor. We get the ball up the floor and we attack quickly,” Parker said. “We’d much rather attack and go to the free throw line. We’re about in-your-face defense and just getting the ball and attacking the hoop.”
Annie Wright 39, University Prep 35: Julianna Walker dominated the floor for the Gators as she had a game-high 24 points in their win over the Pumas.
“It was pretty close throughout, and pretty physical all the way,” said Annie Wright assistant coach Chris Spivey. “Both teams were scrapping.”
The biggest difference down the stretch was that the Gators made all four of their free throws in the fourth quarter, giving them that four point edge.
Aminha Webb fouled out in the last stretch of the game for the Gators, making it more challenging for her team, but they came through by making plays.
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