With about two minutes left in the game and still behind by six points, Tianna Brown and the Bethel High School girls basketball team stepped up to take the 53-50 win over Rogers on Friday.
The Braves battled to tie the game up in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter. It all culminated when Brown made her last free throws of the quarter and Bethel was able to capitalize on getting the ball back from the Rams to run out the clock.
"She's a special player," said Braves head coach John Ainslie about Brown's late game heroics.
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Brown was 9 of 11 from the free throw line and scored 15 of her 35 points in the fourth quarter.
Olympia 65, Yelm 58: Jenna Randich keeps scoring for the Bears as she turns in a 20-point night in the win over the Tornados.
Gig Harbor 62, Timberline 47: The Tides had four different players in Brynna Maxwell (12), Katie Emery (10), Emily Shields (11) and Maddie Willett (10) reach double-digit scoring against the Blazers.
Jefferson 43, Mount Rainier 32: Madison Lommen's 17 points was a valiant effort for the Rams, but ultimately it was not enough to overcome Bailey Nelson's 19 points for the Raiders.
Emerald Ridge 39, Graham-Kapowsin 27: Jill Harris put up 11 points to help the Jaguars seal the road victory over the Eagles.
Auburn Riverside 60, Auburn Mountainview 37: The Ravens' Faith Turner and McKenzi Williams tried to outscore each other, but settled on finishing with 19 points apiece on the night.
Lincoln 63, North Thurston 38: Tamia Braggs continues to prove she's a great scorer for the Abes as she turned in a 20-point effort over the Rams.
Bonney Lake 45, Lakes 22: Payton Mitchell for the Panthers put up a solid 21 points to help keep the Lancers at bay.
Wilson 79, Mount Tahoma 24: Every player that stepped on the court for the Rams scored in some capacity, with Joise Matz leading the way with 21 points on the night in a win over the T-Birds.
Franklin Pierce 53, River Ridge 46: The Cardinals' Alexius Foster and the Hawks' Makenna Schultz had a scoring duel, as they put up 24 and 21 points respectively.
Fife 38, Steilacoom 32: Carlie Kilcup and Courtney Morton combined for 28 points for the Trojans as they edged out the Sentinels on the road.
Orting 29, Washington 23: Though Alexis Dixon led all scores with 10 points, Sydney Banyai's nine points ultimately helped the Cardinals edge out the Patriots.
Steilacoom needed a little extra time as they faced Fife on its own turf, but they made the most of it as they defeated the Trojans (1-5, 0-2) in overtime, 61-56.
Marques Hampton was the leading scorer for the Sentinels (4-1, 2-0) with 14 points, Lajon Enis-Carter and Jalen Thomas scored 13 points apiece in the win.
Bellarmine Prep 81, Stadium 76: The Lions (2-2, 2-0) received their second consecutive win after edging Gig Harbor on Thursday and are now undefeated in the 4A Narrows. Malachi Flynn scored 25 points and is averaging 31.7 points per game this season.
Bethel 50, Rogers 44: Matt Anderson had 17 points and led the Braves (1-4, 1-1) to their first victory of the season after edging out the Rams (1-4, 0-2) in the fourth quarter. Bethel outscored Rogers 19-12 late in the game to win by six points. Braden Hannold had 18 points for the Rams in the loss.
Curtis 72, Spanaway Lake 45: Aushanti Potts-Woods scored 26 points on the night, a season-high for the 6-foot-2 senior and the Viking dismantled the Sentinels. Potts-Woods is averaging 22.6 points per game after scoring 19 points against Bellarmine Prep and 23 against Rogers earlier this month.
Emerald Ridge 57, Graham-Kapowsin 44: Raeshon Scales score 20 points and led the Jaguars (2-1, 2-0) to a 13-point victory over the Eagles (1-3, 0-1). Junior Daniel Gregory also had 14 points for Emerald Ridge
Federal Way 104, Decatur 52: Jalen McDaniels scored a double-double (22 points, 11 rebounds) as the Eagles (5-0, 2-0) got to triple-digit scoring in a win over the Gators (2-3, 0-2).
Olympia 86, Yelm 58: David Woodward had a game-high 24 points for the Bears during a dominating win over the Tornados.
Foss 54, Central Kitsap 51: The Falcons (3-0, 2-0) outscored the Wolves (2-2, 0-1) in the fourth quarter, 15-9, to win the game by three points. During the second and third quarter Central Kitsap outscored Foss, 24-5, but could not hold on to the lead in the fourth.
Timberline 63, Gig Harbor 61: Despite being outscored 14-13 in the fourth quarter, the Blazers (3-0, 2-0) held on to get a two-point victory against the Tides (1-3, 0-2) a 4A Narrows league opponent. "It was a very tight game, both teams went back and forth, they hit 11 3-pointers, Erik Stevenson and Jarryn Bush got it done in the 4th by scoring," said Blazer head coach Allen Thomas. Michael Toglia had 27 points for the Tides in the loss.
Wilson 95, Mount Tahoma 62: Four-year starter David Jenkins Jr. scored a game high 34 points for the Rams. Wilson's assistant head coach Dave Albert said, "I've coached him all four years. This kid is amazing. He can shoot, but that isn't all of it. This kid creates shots like no one I've ever seen."
Lincoln 62, North Thurston 42: The Abes outscored the Rams 27-13 during the second quarter and North Thurston couldn't overcome Lincoln's defense and was defeated by 20-points.
Lakes 42, Bonney Lake 36: In a low scoring battle, Rakeem Hughey scored over half of the Lancers points with a game-high 22. Eric Voellger had a double-double for the Panthers as he scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds.
Peninsula 80, Sumner 63: The McLaughlin brothers combined to score 37 points for the Seahawks (2-0) in a win over the Spartans. JaQuori McLaughlin, a senior, scored a game-high 33 points, his little brother, Elijah, a sophomore, scored four. The Kingman brothers scored 34 points for Peninsula with Garrett Kingman scoring 20 points and Austin 14.
White River 67, Clover Park 62: The Hornets outscored the Warriors 22-18 during the fourth quarter to obtain a five-point victory in 2A SPSL league play.
Washington 88, Orting 30: Timm Watson scored a game-high 24 points for the Patriots as they defeated the Cardinals by 58 points.