VOLLMEN’S NO-LOOK 3
He said afterward that he never saw the basket.
But Puyallup’s Jaden Vollmen sank the game-tying 3-pointer with less than five seconds remaining in regulation anyway. That led to the Vikings’ eventual 64-62 overtime victory over Lincoln on the first day of the Bellarmine Christmas Classic.
Vollmen finished the game with 14 points and Puyallup improved to 9-1.
Call Trevion Brown a zone buster.
The Lincoln senior point guard set up at the top of the key, jabbed to his right before taking off to his left. That set up a nice lane through the middle of the key on Lakes’ zone defense, allowing Brown to leap, stretch out his right hand and dunk with a little bit of authority.
Brown scored a game-high 20 points in the Abes’ 59-49 bounceback win over Lakes on the second day of the Bellarmine Christmas Classic after suffering their second loss of the season.
GITTENS NAMED DUNK CHAMPION
Foss’ Roberto Gittens won the dunk contest at the Les Schwab Invitational in Oregon, but he got some help from Mae Cocke’.
She’s the daughter of Foss coach Mike Cocke’. Mae granny-tossed a basketball into the air from underneath the hoop and Gittens caught it in the air and dunked it with two hands.
Gittens was awarded a perfect 50 points for his self-alley oop. He caught the ball off a bounce and windmill dunked it.
Foss’ Roberto Gittens averaged 20.5 points per game over four games of the Les Schwab Invitational in Oregon among some of the top-ranked basketball teams in the nation.
He was named to the all-tournament team, with he and Garfield’s Daejon Davis being the lone representatives from Washington represented. UW commit Markelle Fultz of DeMatha was named tournament MVP, with West Linn’s Payton Pritchard, Oak Hill’s Lindell Wiggington and Oak Hill’s Matt Coleman rounding out the all-tournament team.
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