David Jenkins Jr. can score. Wilson High School players and their 3A Narrows League opponents have seen him dominate on the court for four years.
The Rams traveled to Capital on Thursday to take on the Cougars and edged them in the final seconds, 90-88.
Jenkins scored a game-high 50 points — 27 in the first half — and shot 66 percent from the field (6 of 11 from three-point territory).
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With a minute and 39 seconds left, the Cougars had a 87-85 lead. Coming off a timeout, Jenkins darted down the right lane and sank a tying layup.
Capital had a chance near the end but mishandled the ball, resulting in a jump-ball opportunity for Wilson, which took advantage.
The Rams won the tip, resulting in a tricky Jenkins layup, and he was fouled on the play. He converted his free throw to seal the game.
Seniors Travis Miller and Jake Crawford were the leading scorers for the Cougars with 26 points each.
Spanaway Lake 51, Kentlake 41: The Sentinels edged the Falcons in an intense SPSL playoff game at Todd Beamer High School.
Isaiah Turner led the way for the Sentinels with a game-high 17 points.
Foss 74, Shelton 51: The Falcons outscored the High Climbers in every quarter. Donald Scott, a 6-foot-4 junior forward, was the game's leading scorer with 20 points for the Falcons.
Marshall McCullough led the High Climbers with 16 points.
Bellarmine Prep 73, South Kitsap 55: Malachi Flynn scored 36 points as the Lions cruised to a 4A Narrow League victory.
Eric Wattree was the leading scorer for the Wolves with 21 points, while Izaijha Byrd had 14.
White River 70, Fife 59: The Hornets outscored the Trojans 22-10 during the first quarter on their way to victory.
Senior Tyler Meadows scored a game-high 24 points for the Hornets. Jalen McDaniels scored 18 for the Trojans.
Kentridge 64, Puyallup 42: The Chargers used a 26-point fourth quarter to defeat the Vikings and secure the fourth seed in the SPSL tournament. Kentridge’s Joran Ticeson was the game’s high scorer with 21 points.
The Vikings will play Thomas Jefferson High School on Saturday for the fifth seed in the conference tournament. The loser will fall to the sixth and final seed.
Gig Harbor 71, Stadium 48: The Tides went on a 27-7 run in the first quarter and rolled over the Tigers in a 4A Narrows League game.
Gig Harbor’s Sam Gagliardi scored a game-high 34 points.
North Thurston 89, Central Kitsap 43: The Rams scored more than 20 points in each of the first three quarters and sealed fourth place in the 3A Narrows League.
North Thurston sophomore guard Jeremy Spencer was the game’s leading scorer with 18 points. Darren Scoor had 15 points and Wes Reynolds had 13 for the Rams.
Successful free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter was the key in Olympia’s 59-57 road victory over Timberline High School on Thursday.
Down the stretch, the Bears were 10 of 13 on free throws, with leading scorer Jenna Randich making all five of her attempts. Randich finished with 28 points.
The Blazers rallied in the third quarter, but never took the lead. They were spearheaded by Keshara Romain, who scored 13 of her 21 points in the second half.
White River 49, Fife 39: Sydney Anderson was the leading scorer for the Hornets with 16 points.
Todd Beamer 55, Curtis 31: Nia Alexander (15 points) and Makenna Woodfolk (13) led the Titans.
Kentridge 39, Puyallup 26: Morgan Gary, Brooke Ziegenhagen and Tresai McCarver all scored eight points for the Chargers, who also employed a strong defense.
Tacoma Baptist 60, Northwest Christian 35: Brooklyn Pascua was responsible for more than half of her team’s points, finishing with 31 for the Crusaders.
Wilson 67, Capital 25: The Rams’ Kiara Knox finished with a triple-double: 24 points, 12 assists and 17 rebounds.
Gig Harbor 52, Stadium 6: The Tides’ Maddie Willett had 14 points and Katie Emery added nine.
Curtis High School’s JJ Spoja can say he is the best diver in the SPSL as he took home the crown in West Central District 3’s 4A boys diving championships on Thursday.
Spoja finished with a score of 366.30 points to earn the title.
Coming in second was Mount Rainier’s Brett Jenkins at 353.853.Kentridge’s Clay Curl finished third at 334.10.