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High School Sports Blog

The latest news and analysis on high-school sports around the Seattle area

January 19, 2009 at 4:45 PM

FINAL: Dominguez (Calif.) 90, Rainier Beach 84

Missed free throws, in the end, cost Rainier Beach too dearly. Given several chances to win the game at the line by Dominguez of California, Beach made just 3-of-11. Dominguez pulled away in the first overtime, scoring the first seven points, and that was too much for Beach to overcome.

END of the 1st OT: Dominguez 79, Rainier Beach 79. After four crazy minutes — and just 2-of-13 free-throws made — the teams are still tied. Yes, you read that right: the two teams were 2-of-13 from the line in overtime.

END of the 4th: Dominguez 72, Rainier Beach 72. Aaron Dotson’s buzzer-beating three-pointer will send the game to overtime.

END of the 3rd: Dominguez 50, Rainier Beach 44. The Vikings haven’t had the lead since late in the second quarter, as Dominguez kept them within a basket or two the entire quarter.

HALFTIME: Dominguez 34, Rainier Beach 29. Dominguez scored five points in the final 30 seconds to take the lead at the end of a back-and-forth first half. Keala King, a 6-foot-4 junior for Dominguez has scored 12 points. D’Vonne Pickett, a guard headed to Eastern Washington, had eight points for Rainier Beach.

END of the 1st: Dominguez 13, Rainier Beach 11. It’d be hard to get more athletic players on the court right now. Both teams are balanced, each with at least four scorers so far.

In the afternoon showcase game, Rainier Beach faces Dominguez of California, the fourth-ranked team in the LA area by the LA Times. Dominguez is without top recruit Jordan Hamilton, a Texas signee who did not receive a fifth year of eligibility to play in California.

LSU signee Aaron Dotson is in the starting lineup for Beach, his first game back in a month.

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