Decatur 70, Inglemoor 60. I think we might have our new No. 3 team in the 4A rankings. A day after toppling third-ranked Kentridge — which went on to lose to Garfield today — Decatur beat the sixth-ranked Vikings. Darious Walker, who received a fifth year this season, led the way with 31 points on 15-of-19 shooting. Inglemoor’s Mark McLuaughlin had 22 points on 7-of-21 shooting (including 2-of-10 on three-pointers).
Franklin 95, Rainier Beach 90 (overtime). Whew. That was a heck of a game. Franklin’s Peyton Siva scored 45 — 45! — points, and the Quakers held off Beach in overtime. I’ll have more on this game tomorrow.
But let me just say: Wow.
BOYS — No. 7 Enumclaw 43, No. 8 O’Dea 42. The Hornets held off a late Irish push, and when an O’Dea shot with five seconds left missed, Enumclaw escaped with the win. The winning point came with 38.6 seconds left, when Enumclaw’s Taylor Myers made one of two free-throw attempts. C.J. Fitzpatrick led Enumclaw with 11 points; Brian Walker led O’Dea with 13.
We’re only halfway through the Les Schwab Hoop Challenge, and the two third-ranked teams in our 4A rankings have already been upset.
First, the Garfield boys beat No. 3 Kentridge 65-52. The Bulldogs, who beat Eastlake last night, pulled away in the third quarter after trailing 28-27 at halftime. Tony Wroten scored 26 points — 6-of-15 from the field and 12-of-16 on free throws — to help Garfield get back to 2-2 with an impressive victory.
Then, in the most recent game, the Roosevelt girls upset No. 3 Kentwood 53-48, a huge win for first-year coach Gregg Kalina.
In the other two games, the Snohomish girls beat the Jackson girls 54-49, and the Bellevue Christian boys beat Brewster 63-43.
More to come later…