Colin Bossio scored a season-high 38 points on an incredible shooting night, leading Capital to a 75-63 win against Timberline on Friday for a two-game sweep of the Blazers this season.
Bossio went 10-for-13 from the field, including 4-for-5 from 3-point range. The senior guard was 14-for-18 from the free-throw line.
Timberline led 18-17 after the first quarter, and the Cougars led 39-38 at halftime. Then Capital outscored Timberline 22-9 in the third quarter to pull away.
“That’s the best shooting game I’ve seen Colin play,” Capital coach Doug Galloway said. “When he’s feeling it, I think sometimes it seems the basket is three times the normal size.”
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Galloway wasn’t pleased with the Cougars’ defense early on.
“We like to keep people under 50; when you give up 18 (in a quarter) you’re not doing the job you’re supposed to,” Galloway said. “We talked about it at half and they did a better job.”
Capital (11-6) hosts Yelm on Wednesday.
Olympia 80, Central Kitsap 60: Olympia was clinging to a 22-20 lead after the first quarter but pulled away in the second when the Bears outscored Central Kitsap 20-13.
Olympia led 42-33 at halftime.
Senior Alex Weber-Brader led the Bears with 34 points, and senior guard Marcus Raschkow added 21.
River Ridge 72, Black Hills 55: Clinging to a 13-11 lead after the first quarter, River Ridge began to pull away in the second when the Hawks outscored Black Hills 20-11.
River Ridge led 33-22 at halftime.
Rahmel Moton led River Ridge with 23 points. Jared Pauly, a 6-foot-4 senior center, paced the Wolves with 22 points.
Stadium 57, Shelton 38: Shelton led 12-9 after the first quarter but was outscored 21-11 in the second quarter and 15-6 in the third. Stadium led 30-23 at halftime.
Berry Peterson led Shelton with 15 points.
Wilson 58, Yelm 43: For three quarters, Yelm coach Russ Riches got the results he wanted.
Yelm trailed 37-36 going into the fourth quarter, but the Tornados were outscored 21-7 in the final period.
“We battled hard for three quarters,” Riches said. “With 1:21 left in the fourth, we had scored just three points in the quarter. It was like someone put a lid on the basket.”
Anushka Maldonado’s 13 points led Yelm (11-6).
Bears nab fifth: Olympia’s Josh Nejedly qualified for district in both the 200-yard freestyle (2 minutes, 2.8 seconds) and the 500 freestyle (5:37.9), leading the Bears to fifth place at the 4A Narrows League swimming championship.
Five Bears swam district-qualifying times.
Stadium won the meet with 304 points and Olympia was fifth with 126. Shelton was sixth with 124 points.
Olympia’s Alex Jones qualified in the 200 individual medley in 2:18.3, and freshman Jordan Goldstein qualified in the 500 freestyle in 5:39.5. Olympia’s Tristan Brennand qualified in the 100 butterfly in 1:01.9, a season best.
“We had seven season-best performances. We were happy with that,” Olympia coach Mel Smith said.