In a comprehensive 78-37 victory against Bishop Blanchet, Chief Sealth’s boys basketball put on a marvelous display of team basketball Friday night.
As I mentioned in my game story, four players scored in double figures and the Seahawks had more assists than turnovers for the game.
Each member of Sealth’s starting five had a standout performance, which made picking a couple players for postgame interviews a tough task. Tomas Ogbaslassie and D’Nique Harris-Welch even showed teamwork after the game, fielding questions together.
Some players that deserve mention that didn’t get as much in the game story are fellow starters Keon Lewis, Korwin Flowers and Daniel Davis.
Lewis, I felt, was the standout defensively. The versatile 6-foot-2 junior guard had four steals and was constantly jumping the passing lanes. He led the Seahawks in scoring in the second half, with most of those 10 points coming off turnovers in transition, and added four rebounds and three assists.
In the first half, Flowers took what appeared to be a shot to the face and looked to be injured. But the junior guard shook off the hit and put in a great all-around effort (13 points, four steals, three assists).
Davis, who doubles as the school’s starting quarterback, did the dirty work in the interior. Just 6-foot-3 (generously listed), Davis isn’t afraid to battle in the post and had to guard Blanchet star Rex Nelson a good share of the night. He had six points and five rebounds.
This team, I feel has a chance at making some noise in the postseason. I know I haven’t seen much of the Metro League this year, but with the balance, depth, chemistry and teamwork I saw from the Seahawks last night, they have the pieces to make some noise.