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February 6, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Friday’s high-school hoops highlights

Here is a look back at Friday’s high-school basketball action:

SAMMAMISH — The sky fell on the fourth-ranked Newport girls basketball team Friday night.

Skyline raced to an 18-3 lead after one quarter and handed the fourth-ranked Knights only their second loss this season, 57-22 in a KingCo 4A game at Skyline.

Kassia Fortier, a 5-foot-10 senior wing, scored 19 points for the Spartans, who snapped a seven-game winning streak by Newport (16-2, 12-2).

“We just got out on them early,” said coach Greg Bruns of Skyline (10-8, 7-7). “Coming off a loss to Woodinville (by three points) the other night, we wanted to get out on them early.”

The last time they played, on Dec. 18, Newport beat Skyline 55-41.

The Knights, who share the Crest Division lead with Issaquah, had not lost since Jan. 8.

Skyline is in fourth place in the Crest.

Other girls highlights

— Auburn Riverside (20-0, 16-0), the state’s top-ranked Class 4A team, completed a perfect regular season by beating Auburn 66-48 in the SPSL North as Mercedes Wetmore scored 25 points and Taylor Wofford added 16.

— No. 2 Federal Way (17-3, 13-3 SPSL North) overcame a slow start, outscoring Tahoma 15-3 in the second quarter and 24-6 in the third in a 63-39 win in the Eagles’ final tuneup for the playoffs.

— Sophomore Ali Forde’s season-best 26 points led fifth-ranked Woodinville (17-1, 13-1) to a 61-47 KingCo 4A win at Ballard. The Falcons’ only loss this season was to No. 4 Newport.

Kristin Stoffel had 23 points and Erin Feeney and Leigh-Ann Haataja scored 16 apiece as Jackson beat Meadowdale 73-65 in a matchup of playoff-bound WesCo South teams. Gabi Beyer scored 23 for the Mavericks.

— Edmonds-Woodway, ranked seventh in 4A, got 16 points each from Alex Kenney and Angela Woods and led 17-3 after one quarter in a 57-26 WesCo South win against Shorewood.

Hailey Gullstad’s 17 points led a trio of Mercer Island players in double figures as the No. 4 Islanders beat Sammamish 68-20 in KingCo 3A/2A.

Rebecca Sharar scored 14 of her 18 points in the first half of Bainbridge’s 58-42 Metro win against Rainier Beach. Taylor Anderson led the Vikings with 15 points, eight rebounds and four steals.

— Seattle Christian junior point guard Lexi Peterson scored her 1,000th career point, collecting 17 in the Warriors’ 63-27 win at Chimacum.

Boys highlights

— Federal Way (19-1, 16-0), the state’s top-ranked 4A team, blasted Tahoma 95-39 in the Eagles’ final regular-season game as Cole Dickerson scored 29 points. The 6-7 senior, coming off a 38-point game, is averaging 28.9 points in his past seven games.

— Beamer’s 6-8 senior, Kevin Davis, had another huge triple-double in the Titans’ 64-61 win over Graham-Kapowsin. He finished with 30 points, 22 rebounds and 14 blocked shots.

Gary Bell hit an eight-foot, pull-up jumper at the buzzer to give Kentridge a 54-52 SPSL North win over Kent-Meridian. Dylan Zylstra hit two free throws with 30 seconds left to tie it for the Chargers. K-M missed a shot in the final 10 seconds and Kentridge rebounded, setting up Bell’s winning basket. Zylstra finished with 16 points and eight rebounds.

Alec Wilson, a 6-foot junior averaging only 8.5 points, erupted for 36 in Kentwood’s 88-54 SPSL North victory at Kentlake. Josh Smith scored 14 for the Conks.

Jay Balmer had 22 points for Puyallup, which edged rival Rogers 67-65 in overtime in the SPSL South.

— Four Snohomish players scored in double digits as the Panthers handed WesCo North-leading Lake Stevens (14-5, 13-2) only its second league defeat, 54-44. Shane Kaska scored 17 for the Vikings.

Connor Conrad, the team manager for two years and a first-year varsity player as a senior, had 13 points and 10 rebounds on Senior Night in Kamiak’s 52-39 WesCo South win over Mariner.

— Ninth-ranked Garfield got 21 points from Pierre Wright and 19 from Des’Juan Newton in a 78-33 KingCo 4A romp against Redmond

Ryan Hoff (23) and Daniel Cheledinas (22) combined for all but 10 King’s points as the Cascade Conference-leading Knights (14-4, 11-1), ranked sixth in the state in 1A, got past Cedarcrest 55-52.



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