Alex Weber-Brader and Marcus Raschkow combined for 32 points, and Olympia's hustling defense slowed down Gig Harbor's offense in a 57-40 Narrows League 4A boys basketball victory Wednesday.
Clinging to a 11-9 lead after the first quarter, Olympia outscored the Tides 20-9 in the second quarter and led 31-18 at halftime.
The Bears held Gig Harbor to 22 points in the second half as they continued to pull away.
Weber-Brader led Olympia with 18 points, and Raschkow added 14.
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Lincoln 77, Timberline 47: Timberline trailed 12-10 after the first quarter, but the Abes pulled away in the second quarter and led 38-22 at halftime.
Junior forward Cooper Podowicz led the Blazers with 12 points, and senior forward Tyler Brown added 10.
Olympia 55, Gig Harbor 44: Senior Tayler Fettig led all scorers with 21 points, and senior Olivia Rethwill added 16 to help the Bears come back against the Tides and keep their playoff hopes alive.
Olympia jumped out to a 14-7 lead late in the first quarter, but Gig Harbor held a 21-12 advantage in the second quarter to take a 30-26 halftime lead.
Olympia trailed 42-39 early in the fourth quarter. But Rethwill’s 3-pointer gave the Bears a 46-42 lead with 3:34 left. Olympia held Gig Harbor scoreless for the final two minutes and finished with a 9-0 run.
Timberline 49, Lincoln 37: With the score tied at 30 going into the fourth quarter, the Blazers outscored the Abes 19-7 to pull out the victory.
Junior post Cymone Martin led Timberline with 11 points.
Capital 60, Yelm 49: Clinging to a 37-36 lead after three quarters, the Cougars outscored the Tornados 23-13 in the fourth quarter.
Kristyn Ross led Capital with 16 points, and Kendel Wilkerson added 14.
Jaynani Cababat and Jaedyn Enlow scored 13 points each to lead Yelm, which is tied for third with Capital in the 3A Narrows League.
North Thurston’s Christian Joplin won the 200-yard individual medley at the subdistrict in Aberdeen, and qualified for district in three events.
The Rams’ John Anderson placed second in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly and also qualified for district. North Thurston advances 21 to next week’s district meet.