The Curtis Vikings took on San Marcos of California for the third-place trophy Wednesday night at the Under Armor Holiday Classic in California and came out with a buzzer-beating victory, 56-55.
With seconds left, the Vikings inbounded and Glenn Jordan — who s finished with 15 points — took the ball from the wing, drove to the basket and finished with a layup.
Things were not looking well for Curtis during the first half as they were outscored, 41-34. Vikings coach Tim Kelly said, “We didn’t play well in the first half. Teams are a lot more physical down here, so we just had to adjust to everything.”
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The Vikings surged back to outscore the Knights, 13-8, during the fourth quarter, and to 14 points for the second half.
“This was a great learning experience,” said Kelly. “This was a very good tournament; we faced a lot of good teams. I am happy with what we have learned.”
Sumner 47, Central Bucks (Pennsylvania) 46: With eight seconds left, the Spartans had a chance to put the icing on the cake during the championship round of the Surf N Slam basketball tournament in San Diego.
Dawson Cutright scored his only points during the night when it counted most. He drilled a fadeaway over all five of the Central Bucks defenders for the winning basket, taking the championship trophy for the Spartans.
Steilacoom 47, Bethel 44: The Class 2A Sentinels edged the Class 4A Braves despite being outscored 16-13 during the fourth quarter.
Lajon Enis-Carter led the Sentinels with 26 points.
Wilson 100, Tamanawis (B.C.) 95: There is lights-out, and then there is Wilson senior David Jenkins Jr. The four-year starting guard scored more than half of the Rams’ points with 51 in the overtime victory.
The back-and-forth game ended with the Rams on a 14-9 run.
Foss 71, Lake Oswego 66: After suffering a seven-point loss to Clackamas (Oregon) on Tuesday, the Falcons bounced back against the Lakers.
The Falcons — who outscored the Lakers, 24-9, during the third quarter — were led by Roberto Gittens, who had 26 points and six rebounds.
Federal Way 60, Perry (California) 50: The Eagles improved to 10-0 and did it on the back of 6-foot-10 senior Jalen McDaniels, who scored a game-high 22 points.
The Eagles outscored Perry, 32-21, during the first half and maintained the lead for the duration of the game.
White River 48, La Center 41: The Hornets outscored La Center, 14-9, during the first quarter en route to victory.
North Thurston 59, Centralia 48: The Rams made a 27-15 halftime advantage stand up.
Clay Christian led North Thurston with 24 points.
Yelm 79, Graham-Kapowsin 62: The Tornados defeated the Eagles in a nonleague matchup.
Yelm relied on the sharp shooting of Christian Davis, who scored 24 points.
Todd Beamer 72, Auburn Riverside 57: The Titans outscored the Ravens, 19-4, in the second quarter at the Vista Property Management Holiday Classic at Auburn Riverside.
Patrick Kennedy led the Titans with 23 points, while Stef’fun Singleton had 18.
View Park Prep (California) 71, Spanaway Lake 63: The Sentinels lost a tough one to the Knights after routing Steveston-London in British Columbia on Tuesday night.
In the loss, Jordan Garner scored a team-high 21 points for the Sentinels.
Auburn 75, Mark Morris 51: After being defeated by Whidbey on Tuesday, the Trojans came back to get a win against the Monarchs during the Surf N Slam basketball tournament in San Diego, California.
Tyler Pray topped the Trojans with 21, while Malik Williams had 19.
Crosspoint Academy 66, Tacoma Baptist 46: The Crusaders were outscored 20-7 during the third quarter and couldn’t recover.
PJ Talen, a 6-foot-2 sophomore, scored a game-high 29 points for the Crusaders.
Clover Park 74, Olympic 60: The Warriors outscored the Trojans, 23-10, during the first quarter on the way to victory.
Semaj Booker led the Warriors with 20 points while Deontae Jackson scored 16.
Life Christian 74, Livermore (California) 48: Luke Lovelady scored 32 points for the Eagles.
The Eagles walloped the Cowboys during the first and third quarters,outscoring them, 44-20.
Emerald Ridge 82, Central Kitsap 55: Daniel Gregory led the Jaguars with 22 points, and Jason Cassens had 21.
The Jaguars outscored the Cougars, 26-7, in the third quarter. RJ Secrest scored a game-high 30 points for the Cougars.
Mount Tahoma 80, Steveston-London (British Columbia) 49: The Bears went on a 29-2 run to close out the second quarter at the Franklin Tournament of Champions in Seattle, and didn’t look back.
The T-Birds were led by Destin Hick Armstrong, who scored 16 points, and Demetrius Smith, who had 15.
Bethel 44, Yelm 39: The Braves outscored the Tornados, 16-11 in the fourth quarter of the nonleague matchup.
Jamia Moore led the Braves with 22 points.
Franklin Pierce 53, Foss 28: Alexius Foster led the Cardinals with 16 points.
Steilacoom 44, Lakes 30: The Sentinels outscored the Lancers in each quarter.
Jefferson 50, Charles Wright Academy 44: Shoni Pritchett scored 18 points for the Tarriers, but Jefferson outscored Charles Wright, 19-13, in the fourth quarter.
Tacoma Baptist 56, Crosspoint Academy 18: The Warriors scored 11 points in the second quarter, but were held to single digits in every other quarter.
Federal Way High School scored 134 points, defeating host Rogers by four to win the all-girls SPSL tournament.
For the Eagles, Anabella Garcia (100 pounds), Angilia Sumandig (120) and Tally Thomas (170) all took second place in their weight classes. Amanda Henderson (105) and Ana Sanchez (110) placed third.
Mariah Stewart was the only Eagle to finish on top of the podium as she pinned her opponent in one minute, 37 seconds in the 235-pound class.