Top performer: Micah Pollard, Foss
24 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals and 8 assists in win over Evergreen.
Foss 84, Evergreen 33: The Falcons just can’t be grounded.
Led by Micah Pollard’s near quadruple-double (24 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals and 8 assists), the Falcons sealed their third straight win with ease over the Wolverines.
In all, the Falcons had six players all score in double figures, but it was the all-around effort from Pollard that impressed most.
“Micah played out of his mind tonight,” Falcons coach Mike Cocke said. “Add on just a couple more minutes and he might have had those assists. But it was just a good job all around for the guys.”
While the Falcons had no trouble scoring, they were also very sharp on the defensive end, too.
They held the Wolverines to single-digit points each quarter, which continuing to produce quality points on the other end.
Pollard wasn’t alone, though. Damani Kelly and Kenzel Massey each had 13 points.
Franklin Pierce 66, White River 64: The Cardinals and Hornets battled to the very last minute as their back-and-forth matchup ultimately fell to Franklin Pierce.
After being outscored 19-15 in the first quarter, the Cardinals came out and poured on the scoring in the second quarter by putting up 25. After that, all they had to do was hold on.
Leading the Cardinals in scoring was Tannyr Thomas with 15 points, and right behind him was Dekari Boyd with 14.
As good as the offense was for the Cardinals, their defense allowed four Hornets to score in double digits, including Brian Charest’s game high 16 points.
Foster 67, Washington 65: The Bulldogs and Patriots’ matchup showcased an excellent scoring duel between Jacobi Boulware and Lemuel Harris.
And even though the Bulldogs got the win, it was Boulware single handedly keeping his team in the game by scoring 36 points, more than half for the entire team.
But it was Harris’ 25 points that will rule the day as he led his team with a furious comeback in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Patriots 26-16 to win the game.
Clover Park 81, Tyee 54: Anthony Grassi scored 27 points and Davien Harris-Williams had 22 to lead the Warriors to their fourth win, and second in a row since a loss to Renton.
Curtis 80, South Kitsap 43: Make that 5-0 for the Vikings.
They are still unbeaten to start in the season following their fourth-place trophy from the 4A state tournament as Jordan Parker scored 24 points and Amir Simms added 15 for Curtis.
Zack Paulsen scored 12 points as Curtis blew the game open with a surging third quarter, outscoring the Wolves, 30-6, in the period.
Bellarmine Prep 69, Puyallup 61: Jaylen Scott scored 23 points in a back-and-forth battle for the Lions.
Charles Elzie added 12 points and Austin Ostrander had 11 as Bellarmine built a 25-10 lead after the first quarter only for Puyallup to charge back, outscoring Bellarmine 22-10 in the second quarter to trail by three at halftime.
Landen Neff led the Vikings with 22 points and Jacob Holcomb scored 15.
Bellarmine (2-2) has won two straight since opening with losses against Lincoln and Curtis.
Sumner 61, Emerald Ridge 45: AJ Andino’s 20 points led the Spartans to their fifth win, jumping on Emerald Ridge in the first quarter and not looking back.
The Spartans built a 22-11 lead by the end of the first period. Thane Birrer finished with 14 points.
Jerry Hayes led ER with 16 points.
Top performer: Belle Frazier, Peninsula
Scored 32 points in a win over Yelm
Black Hills 61, Montesano 41: It’s all beginning to come together for the Wolves
With the win, they have won four of their first five games. More importantly, Wolves coach Tanya Greenfield said this win just felt different.
“I think this was the first game this season that we had complete balance on offense,” Greenfield said. “It was great. Everyone was just locked in, and you could just really tell we were playing well.”
The Wolves had four players in double figures, including seniors Lindsey Nurmi, who finished with a team-leading 13 points. Kennedi Greenfield, Natania Serhan and Saleen Lee each finished with 10 points.
The Wolves also shined on defense as they held the Bulldogs to just 17 points in the first half.
White River 80, Franklin Pierce 42: Georgia Lavinder finished with 23 points and Sofia Lavinder added 15 points to lead the Hornets.
White River (5-0) led by 14 points at halftime and put the nail in the Cardinals’ coffin in the third quarter, outscoring them 29-9.
Todd Beamer 58, Jefferson 52: Back to basics is never a bad thing.
Coming together and playing team basketball has been a focus for the Titans early in the season, and the strategy paid off once again in a close win over the Raiders.
The win was their fourth straight to begin the season. Makenzie Bond led the Titans with 20 points, while Chasity Spady finished with 12.
Kentridge 64, Kennedy Catholic 14: Just when Chargers coach thought his defending state champions couldn’t play any better defense.
After limiting Gig Harbor to 20 points on Saturday at Highline College, Kentridge held the Lancers to just 14 in a dominant 4A NPSL Cascade victory.
Morgan Gary, a Northern Arizona signee, led Kentridge (4-1) with 14 points and Jordyn Jenkins added 12.
Since a season-opening loss to Bellarmine, Kentridge’s defense has seemed to get successively better. It held Tahoma to 31 points, then Hazen to 22, Gig Harbor to 20 and now Kennedy to 14.
Bellarmine Prep 73, Puyallup 22: The Lions dominated in the paint with Shalyse Smith, an Arizona signee, and Ciara Gatpatan each scoring 13 points in the 4A SPSL win over the Vikings.
Bellarmine led 25-4 after the first quarter.
Sumner 57, Emerald Ridge 27: The Spartans are making a strong case to contend for this 4A SPSL title.
Callie Stevens, a 5-foot-4 sophomore guard, went off for 23 points in Sumner’s rout of the Jaguars to improve to 6-0.
Peninsula 73, Yelm 50: Belle Frazier scored a season-high 32 points in the Seahawks’ fifth consecutive win to open the season.
It comes one game after Frazier dropped 30 points on Capital and she scored 28 against Timberline the game before that.
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