The Rogers Rams came into their opponent’s territory as they faced the Puyallup Vikings in the rivalry’s first matchup of the year.
Puyallup outlasted the Rams, 68-57, on Thursday and has bragging rights until the teams meet again at Rogers later in the season.
The Vikings led 16-10 after the first quarter and were in stride throughout the game. Tony Gutierrez led the Vikings with 20 points, while Deven Neff chipped in 17.
Curtis 56, Emerald Ridge 43: The Vikings took control with a 19-6 run during the second quarter.
John Moore recorded a double-double for the Vikings: 14 points and 10 rebounds. Ashuanti Potts-Woods and Glenn Jordan each scored 15 points for Curtis.
Bethel 73, Graham-Kapowsin 56: The Braves outscored G-K 53-30 in the second half.
Zach Vargas was the leading scorer for the Braves with 23 points; Davion Franklin had 22 points for the Eagles.
Federal Way 85, Tahoma 43: Jalen McDaniels scored 20 points, Ferron Flavors had 16 and D’Jimon Jones added 15 as the Eagles soared.
Tumwater 68, Kelso 55: Ty Gentry scored 24 points for the T-Birds against Kelso, two nights after he scored 20 points against Fort Vancouver.
Spencer Dowers added 14 points for Tumwater.
Mount Rainier Lutheran 35, Auburn Adventist 32: The Hawks edged the Falcons by outscoring them 12-7 during the third quarter.
The Bailey brothers combined for 21 pointsfor Mount Rainier Lutheran. Adam Bailey scored 11 and Aaron Bailey pitched in with 10.
The Rogers Rams took the first of two games against cross-town rival Puyallup, defeating the visiting Vikings, 51-36 on Thursday.
Consistency paid off as the Rams scored more than 10 points in each quarter. Jessi Westering led the Rams with 21 points, while Tristen Coltom had 14.
Bethel 50, Graham-Kapowsin 39: The Braves took control during the fourth quarter, outscoring the Eagles 13-5.
Tianna Brown was lights out from the field as she scored 28 points for the Braves, Jamia Moore was the second-highest scorer for Bethel with seven points.
Kentridge 57, Jefferson 17: The Chargers held their opponents to four points in the first half.
LaDrea Ford was the leading scorer for Kentridge with 12 points.
Mount Rainier Lutheran 36, Auburn Adventist 24: After being outscored 10-2 during the third quarter, the Hawks powered back with a 13-3 run during the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
Liz Foxley had a game-high 14 points for the Hawks.
Steilacoom hosted a quad-match Thursday with 2A SPSL league members Franklin Pierce, Washington and Clover Park.
The Sentinels came on top with 133 points, Washington followed with 34, Clover Park had 31 and Franklin Pierce had 13.
Nine out of 10 races went to the Sentinels as they dominated almost every aspect of the meet. Seth Koivisto won the 200 free (1:56.07) and the 100 fly (58.83).
Olympia 128, Timberline 52: The Bears won all 12 events during the matchup against the Blazers, a 4A Narrows opponent.
Andrew Wright started off strong with a win as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:47.13). Wright also took first place in the 200 IM (2:00.08) and the 100 breast(1:03.13) Wright also swam the last leg in the winning 400 free relay (3:40.78).
Capital 107, Foss 65: The Cougars dominated by winning two of the three relays during their matchup against the Falcons. Capital won the 200 medley relay (1:53.28) and the 200 free relay (1:41.67).
Ryan Waller of Foss placed first in the 50 free (25.56) and the 100 breaststroke (1:08.80).
Wilson 141, Mount Tahoma 29: The Rams won every event against the T-Birds.
Wilson’s Chris Harkness and Kenny Anthony both took first in the 100 breaststoke with times of one minute, 11.39 seconds.
Curtis 3, Jefferson 2: Alexia Rawls was the high bowler for her second match in a row, rolling a 421 for the Vikings on Thursday..
Franklin Pierce 5, Mount Tahoma 2: Heather Allard rolled a game-high 341 for the Cardinals as they outscored the T-Birds 1,462-1,419.
Bethel 4, Decatur 1: Madison Pierce proved to be the go-to bowler for the Braves as she rolled a 449.
Wilson 6, Capital 1: The Rams outscored the Cougars 1,849-1,725 in total pin count.
The Rams’ Genesis Brown had a match-high 382.
Steilacoom 5, Washington 0: The Sentinels routed the Patriots, shutting them out in every game. Emily Cybulski led the Sentinels with a 362.
Bellarmine Prep 43, Timberline 27: The first two matches lasted only 1:40 seconds during a 4A Narrows League meet Thursday.
The first match was won by Timberline as the Lions wrestler was pinned in 20 seconds. Alina Collins, a sophomore, came back and pinned his opponent in one minute, 20 seconds to put the Lions back on track.