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February 27, 2009 at 12:47 PM

Thursday night recap: Franklin rolls

The bar has been set. If someone is going to play the most impressive game in the postseason this year, it will have to beat out Franklin’s display of pressure defense and transition offense last night, an 80-51 victory against O’Dea that really wasn’t even that close.

On the first day of the Sea-King District 3A tournament quarterfinals, Franklin left no doubt as to whom the favorites will be in the tournament. If you left Bellevue Community Collegue when No. 1 Franklin was ahead 40-21 at halftime last night, the Quakers weren’t done. They went on a 13-point run to start the third quarter, no doubt fueled by the memories of letting Rainier Beach back in the Metro championship. Then, after O’Dea finally broke up the run, Peyton Siva, Franklin’s All-American, came back and leaped over an O’Dea defender and slammed home a one-handed dunk. We hope someone got that on tape.

Foster shocker. The first surprise of the Class 3A district tournament? Foster’s one-point upset of No. 4 Renton last night, thanks to Travis Miller’s lay-in with eight seconds left. Just a 2A school last season, Foster was one of four teams to clinch a 3A berth last night. Meanwhile, Renton will have to face Columbia River in a loser-out game between two teams that looked destined for state just a few weeks ago.

Speaking of state berths, these six teams clinched last night:

3A Boys:

Foster

Lakes

Union

Enumclaw

4A Girls

South Kitsap

Bellarmine Prep

Many more berths will be for the taking tonight.

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