High School Sports

Prep roundup: Micah Pollard helps Foss score 104 points; ‘That Callero kid’ leads River Ridge; Beamer girls win by 44 points

BOYS BASKETBALL

Top Performer: Micah Pollard, Foss

Scored 29 points in 104-29 win over Washington

River Ridge 70, Eatonville 60: The Hawks were able to beat out the Cruisers as they struggled to contain the play of Apollo Callero who finished the game with 15 points.

“We let that Callero kid get away in transition,” Eatonville coach Mark Swartout said. “He had five 3s.”

Still, the Cruisers wouldn’t go down without a fight as they turned to Jeremy Knoblauch to lead the game with 15 points of his own.

“Knoblauch kept us in the game,” Swartout said. “He also had five threes.”

In the shoot-off between the two teams, it still was the Hawks game as they managed to finish strong while Eatonville could not.

“It was a good game for us, we just couldn’t finish,” Swartout said.

Sumner 60, Graham-Kapowsin 49: The Spartans edged out the Eagles as a lack of experience hurt the young team.

“We’re young,” Graham-Kapowsin coach Jonathan Lane said. “We have three sophomores starting.”

That showed as the team struggled to contain the Sumner powerhouse team of Josh Lear who 15 points and Carson Bohl who had 11 points.

“It’s learning how to compete. We have one of the hardest conferences in the state,” Lane said. “We just didn’t compete at the highest level that we should’ve.”

Capital 56: W.F. West 38: The Cougars proved that practice pays off in a strong showing where they beat out the Bearcats.

“We’ve been working real hard on just being more physical inside,” Capital coach Brian Vandiver said. “We did a much better job being physical.”

The standout for the team was Dawson Landers who finished the game with 15 points, a reward for his aggressive as well as smart play.

“Dawson did a really good job of attacking and when the defense stepped up making the right pass,” Vandiver said.

Fife 69, White River 48: The Trojans marched to victory over the Hornets as it was an all hands on deck win for Fife.

“Our defensive intensity was something that put us over the top to start the game,” Fife assistant coach Terrance Troupe said. “I think we had a balanced team effort.”

The Trojans came out of the gate strong outscoring the Hornets 15-5 in the first and then 19-13 in the second.

Ginnis finished the game with 12 points Mitchell finished the game with 15 points to help lead their team to the win.

Foss 104, Washington 29: The Falcons scored and scored and scored against the Patriots as the reigning 2A state champs flexed their muscles.

Leading their charge was Micah Pollard, scoring 29 points. Demetrius Crosby and Damani Kelly each scored 26.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Top Performer: Kaylee Schow, Tenino

Scored 25 points in 53-46 loss to Rochester

Black Hills 63, Skyview 59: It came down to the last part of the fourth quarter as the Wolves just managed to weather the Storm.

“We came out strong in the first half. The key was getting out on their shooters,” Black Hills coach Tanya Greenfield said. “They’re a very good shooting 3-point team.”

Black Hills outscored Skyview 17-7 in the first but were stunned in the second when Skyview outscored them 23-20. Still, the team managed to hold on with clutch free throws helping to put them up at the end.

“They did hit 12 3-pointers in the game so we had to make some adjustments,” Greenfield said. “It was a very close game against a very tough team.”

Rochester 53, Tenino 46: The Beavers fell to the traveling Warriors as three players scored in double digits.

Alexis Jones-Sederberg led her team with 18 points, taking advantage of the many turnovers that plagued Tenino’s game.

“They were really hot tonight, they were really on it today and we had a lot of turnovers,” said coach Brandi Thomas. “However, Kaylee Schow did a good job holding it together shooting three-pointers and getting to the line."

Schow would be the driving force to keep the Beavers in the game as she scored 25 to lead all scores.

But with Paige Winter chipping in 13 points and Maddix Schneider 11, the Warriors had this game in tow.

Jefferson 42, Federal Way 34: The Raiders almost let it get away from them but still managed to beat out the Eagles.

“The scores really not indicative of how we played,” Jefferson coach Frank Parker said. “I played the second group a lot that fourth quarter. That was the difference in the actual game.”

That fourth quarter saw the Eagles push for a comeback after Parker had put in a new group after being ahead.

“We were ahead the whole game,” Parker said. “They got within I think maybe 10 or so and I went ahead and made another switch. It was maybe 2 or 3 minutes left in the game.”

Leading the way for the Raiders was Hailey Still who finished the game with a game-high 16 points.

Curtis 53, Emerald Ridge 41: The Vikings started off very slow against the Jaguars, but found their groove and took the game over.

Three players scored in double digits as Ella Brubaker’s 15 points led the game, Jalaiya Frederick scored 14 points and Kareyna Taylor scored 13.

Down 14-6 after the first quarter, the Vikings quickly turned it around to a 23-20 lead at the half and they never looked back.

Leading the Jaguars were Jill Harris’ 13 points and Sammie McGinty’s 10 points.

Life Christian 57, Northwest Christian 10: The Eagles blew out the Navigators in a one-sided game.

“Our team is really not ready to play yet,” Northwest Christian coach Ron Collins said. “They put a lot of pressure on and we had a lot of turnovers.”

It was a rough first half for the Navigators who only scored four points total while the Eagles got 28. The second half wasn’t much better where they got five in the 3rd and only one in the 4th while the Eagles got 29.

“They’re just not quite where they need to be yet,” Collins said.

It doesn’t help that Life Christian’s Landyn Lovelady was on fire getting 24 points to lead the game and her team to victory.

Todd Beamer 66, Auburn Riverside 22: It was an easy win for the Titans as they were playing as a team in a decisive win over the Ravens.

“The girls played well together,” Todd Beamer coach Corey Alexander said. “We shot well from the field today and the girls were just playing for each other.”

The leader of the team tonight was hands down Chasity Spady who had a monstrous 23 points for her team.

“We played defense as a team,” Alexander said. “We just played an awesome game today.”

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