Enumclaw edges White River
Cross town rivalries seem to always be won or lost on the last possesion.
At least that's what Enumclaw head coach Kellen Hall had to say after his Hornets defeated White River 63-62.
With 5.5 seconds left on the clock White River received the ball at half court, they quickly dribbled down the court but were unable to get a shot off.
Enumclaw gave up a 15-point lead due to missed free throws and some mental mistakes. "The gym was slammed, both teams competed all the way through," said Hall.
If you want to talk about a game changer you can't leave Josh Erickson out of the discussion, Erickson had 28 points and 10 rebounds for Enumclaw.
Spanaway Lake 74, Yelm 73: Despite being outscored 20-19 in the fourth quarter the Sentinels held on and defeated the Tornados by 1-point in non-league play.
Sophomore point guard Divante Moffit led the pack with 18 points, Isaiah Turner chipped in with 14.
Curtis 64, Bellarmine Prep 60: It was a top 10 battled as the fifth ranked Vikings edge the seventh ranked Lions in an early-season non-league rivalry game.
Bellarmine Prep head coach Bernie Salazar said, "It was a hard fought game, a packed gym-that was cool. Both student sections were great. It was a great game to get us ready for league play."
6'2 senior guard Aushanti Potts-Woods led the Vikings with 23 points. Despite the loss Malachi Flynn had another outstanding performance, he scored 36 points on the night. This performance came days after he torched Lincoln, scoring 43.
Oritng 70, Rainier Christian 66: Jimmy Archer was a mad man with 43-points.
It wasn't enough though as the Cardinals outlasted Rainier Christian in the fourth quarter, defeating them by 4 points.
Olympia 66, Kentridge 54: The Bears finished strong and pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Chargers 21-13.
Before that, things were a lot closer, the Bears gave up a 21-point first quarter lead and allowed the Chargers to come within 3-points after the third quarter, they just couldn't take over the lead.
Puyllaup downs Black Hills
The Puyallup Vikings expanded their 4-point third quarter lead as they defeated Black Hills 58-51 as they outscored the Wolves 16-12 at home in the fourth quarter.
Sophie Dewitt led the Vikings in scoring with 20 points. The junior guard seemed to be everywhere on the court, setting up and making plays for her teammates throughout the game.
Bellarmine Prep 47, Gonzaga Prep 38: 6-1 forward Shalyse Smith went off for the Lions, she scored 14 points and tacked on 14 rebounds to secure a double-double.
The Bullpups kept it close at half trailing 20-18 but the Lions wouldn't be beaten, they outscored G-P in the second half 27-20 to win it.
Orting 46, Rainier Christian 19: After a 6-9 lead in the first quarter the Cardinals turned it up and outscored the Mustangs 31-6 in the second and third quarters.
After losing to Eatonville in blowout fashion (79-55) the Cardinals posted one of their own, defeating the Mustangs by 27.
Life Christian 81, Chief Leschi 31: Nay Chapman led the way for the Eagles as she scored 16 points in an impressive in over the Warriors.
The Eagles were down 16-15 after the first quarter but soared back scoring 31 points in the second quarter alone.
It was over after that.
Team captain Courtney Youngblood also pitched in with 12 points of her own.
Tumwater 45, Rochester 37: The T-Birds outlasted the Warriors in the fourth quarter due to shut down performances by Carissa Rodriguez and Sierra Snyder.
The two combined for 26 points and played lock down defense, creating ample opportunity for the T-Birds.
Capital 58, Eatonville 47: Brailee Vandenbloom led the way with 14 point for the Cruisers.
But it wasn't enough.
The Cougars simply played too good as a team, a 19-point outing from Palen Fenton helped boost Capital to a 11-point win.
Eastmont 54, Jefferson 38: Despite posting a 15-6 first quarter lead the Raiders couldn't hold on.
6'3 sophomore Emily Dufour seemed to be unstoppable on the court. Dufour managed to knock down 23-points all while showing her pristine athletic ability.
Auburn Riverside 53, Franklin Pierce 26: Junior point guard Mckenzi Williams had 16 for the Ravens as they roasted the Cardinals, winning by 27-points.
Mount Rainier Lutheran 55, Trinity (Bend, Ore) 36: Taylor Hoffman was dominant during this game, she had 21 points and led the Hawks to a comfortable 20-point victory.