Published January 27, 2011
Capital girls use furious finish to topple WilsonThe Olympian
OLYMPIA - Capital used a strong fourth-quarter surge to pull away from Wilson in the final four minutes for a 69-55 3A Narrows League girls basketball victory Wednesday night at Capital High School. Kelsey Antles was one of four Cougars who scored in double figures with a game-high 21 points in what coach Colleen Wells called a “huge shooting night” for her senior guard. Antles was 6-for-9 from the field, 9-of-10 from the free throw line, and also had four steals, four assists and six rebounds. Aria Goodman and Kendel Wilkerson had 15 points apiece and Kristyn Ross had 14. The win puts Capital in a tie for third with Wilson in the league standings with four regular-season games to play. Capital trailed by two going into the final quarter, but with 4 minutes, 10 seconds remaining in the game, the Cougars took over. Capital outscored Wilson 27-11 in the final quarter on 15-of-17 accuracy from the free-throw line and 2-of-4 shooting from the field. “It was amazing team defense, and amazing team offense,” Wells said. “They were seeing the open person, driving and looking for the best shot and making good passes.” Yelm 39, Lincoln 36: The Tornados started off the second half of 3A Narrows League play by getting a much-needed road victory against the Abes. Yelm, coming off a 66-48 loss to No. 3 Timberline last Friday, got 15 points from Anushka Maldonado. Timberline 81, Foss 9: The third-ranked Blazers remained unbeaten and got 14 players into the game as they beat the Falcons for the second time this season. Cymone Martin led all scorers with 19 points for Timberline. Sasha Weber scored 15 points for the Blazers. BOYS BASKETBALL Foss 68, Timberline 55: The Blazers couldn’t climb out of a 19-6 first-quarter deficit against the Falcons on the road. D.J. Dorsey led the Blazers with 10 points, and five players had seven – Junior Chaney, Cooper Podowicz, Donaven Dorsey, Tyler Brown and Carl Dangerfield. Wilson 60, Capital 57: The Cougars dropped their third straight game and fell to 2-4 in 3A Narrows League play. Senior guard Colin Bossio led all scorers with 21 points for the Cougars. Alex Smith and Jay Maiava had 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Capital. Foss is two games ahead of Capital for the third and final playoff spot. Bellarmine Prep 60, Olympia 59: The Lions held off the sixth-ranked Bears and handed Olympia its first loss in 4A Narrows League play. Alex Weber-Brader led all scorers with 27 points for Olympia, and teammate Jamey Smith had 12.