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February 17, 2010 at 11:46 PM

Wednesday night’s high-school hoops highlights

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

Boys highlights:

FEDERAL WAY — Jerron Smith and Jordan McCloud combined for 59 points as Decatur advanced to a winner-to-state game with a 70-67 overtime boys basketball victory against visiting Olympia Wednesday night.

Smith, a junior, had a season-high 35 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. He hit four three-pointers down the stretch to keep the Gators alive in regulation.

McCloud, a junior, added 24 points and 14 rebounds in the first-round victory in the West Central 4A District Tournament.

On Friday, unranked Decatur plays No. 6 Kentwood in a winner-to-state game at 6 p.m. at Auburn High School.

Other West Central 4A games

Kentwood 55, Gig Harbor 43

Joshua Smith, Kentwood’s 6-9 senior, scored 30 points as the sixth-ranked Conquerors beat visiting Gig Harbor. Kentwood plays Decatur Friday for a trip to state.

Lincoln 67, Auburn 61

Kevin Henderson’s 24 points weren’t enough for Auburn in a loss to the Abes of Tacoma. Iszia Johnson added 19 points for the Trojans, who face a loser-out game against Curtis Friday night.

Puyallup 68, Mount Tahoma 66

Junior guard Stefon Lyons hit a three-pointer as time expired — his only points of the game — to give Puyallup a win. Dom Holub had 25 points for the Vikings, who play a winner-to-state game at 6 p.m. Friday at Foss High School against Wilson, a 56-49 winner Wednesday over Auburn Riverside.

Bellarmine Prep 62, Kentridge 59, 2 OT

Donald Gaddy drove coast-to-coast and hit a tiebreaking layup with two seconds left in the second overtime for Bellarmine Prep. The Lions added a free throw for the final margin. Gaddy is the brother of Washington Huskies guard Abdul Gaddy. Gary Bell scored 25 for Kentridge, which meets Bethel in a loser-out game Friday night.

Federal Way 82, Bethel 37

Top-ranked Federal Way outscored Bethel 22-1 in the second quarter of a rout. Cole Dickerson scored 20 to top the Eagles, who had four players score in double figures. Federal Way plays a winner-to-state game at 8 p.m. Friday at Foss High School against Bellarmine Prep.

Northwest 4A District Tournament

Stanwood 67, Arlington 46

Kale Schmidt got 20 of his 24 points in the first half of Stanwood’s 67-46 first-round win over Arlington. Schmidt also had eight rebounds. The Spartans play Cascade in a winner-to-state district semifinal at 6 p.m. Saturday at Jackson.

Cascade 49, Mountlake Terrace 41

Terrace rallied to within two points late in the game, but couldn’t overcome Cascade. Jamieson McDaniels hit 6 of 7 free throws and had nine rebounds for the Bruins. Spencer Hancock of Cascade had 14 points.

Lake Stevens 74, Shorewood 44

Aaron Maw had 27 points and Shane Kaska 17 for Lake Stevens, which pulled away in the second quarter. The Vikings led only 22-17 after one. Lake Stevens meets Jackson for a state-tournament berth in a district-tournament semifinal at 8 p.m. Saturday at Jackson. Adrian Simpkins scored 17 for Shorewood.

Jackson 65, Snohomish 50

Fifth-ranked Jackson beat Snohomish behind junior guard Brett Kingma’s 31 points. He hit 8 of 9 shots in the second half and was 12 of 23 overall.

Metro League Tournament

Chief Sealth 66, Seattle Prep 61

Keon Lewis had 20 points and Tomas Ogbaslassie scored 19 to help 10th-ranked Chief Sealth advance to the Metro championship game at 6 p.m. Friday at Brougham Pavilion against Rainier Beach. Mitch Brewe scored 23 for No. 5 Seattle Prep, which plays Franklin Thursday in a seeding game for next week’s Sea-King District Tournament.

Bainbridge 80, Lakeside 70

Bainbridge won a wild game despite eight three-pointers by the Lions in the fourth quarter. The teams combined for 68 points in the final eight minutes. Lakeside was 8 of 16 beyond the arc in the fourth period and 15 of 36 from long distance overall. The Lions attempted more three-pointers than two-pointers. Adam Harrell led Lakeside with 20 points. Will Dilorio of Bainbridge had 24 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Both teams advance to next week’s district tournament and play seeding games Saturday.

O’Dea 73, Ingraham 36

Devante Williams’ 25 points led O’Dea to a victory. Both advance to next week’s Sea-King District Tournament after playing games Saturday to determine seeding.

Girls highlights after the jump.

Girls highlights

SAMMAMISH — The third time was charmed for Eastlake’s girls basketball team.

The Wolves got 22 points from Kendra Morrison and 19 from Alyssa Charlston to surprise seventh-ranked Issaquah 60-57 Wednesday night in the KingCo 4A Tournament.

Issaquah beat Eastlake twice previously this season, 68-61 and 51-45.

The Wolves advanced to the tournament semifinals against Garfield at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Juanita High School.

Maddy Pflaumer scored 17 for Issaquah, which plays a loser-out game against Roosevelt at 3 p.m. Saturday at Juanita.

KingCo 4A Tournament

Garfield 47, Roosevelt 23

The Bulldogs led 10-2 after one quarter and cruised into the tournament semifinals. Junior forward DeAundreney Dillard-Brown’s 13 points led all scorers.

Newport 58, Lake Washington 43

Betsy Kingma’s 29 points helped the Knights snap out of a late-season skid and advance to the KingCo semifinals against second-ranked Woodinville. Newport (17-4) started the season 16-1 before losing three straight games coming into the tournament.

Metro League Tournament

Seattle Prep 54, Cleveland 50

The Panthers survived a horrible start, rallying after trailing 14-4 through one quarter and 27-14 at halftime. Kari Luttinen scored 21 points for Prep, which plays Holy Names for the Metro championship at 7:45 p.m. Friday at Brougham Pavilion.

Holy Names 61, Bainbridge 16

The Cougars, the state’s top-ranked Class 3A team, overwhelmed the Spartans to advance to the Metro championship game. Bainbridge plays Cleveland in a Metro seeding game Thursday before both go to next week’s the Sea-King District Tournament.

Franklin 38, Lakeside 35

Janae Lewis‘ 16 points led the Quakers, who meet Nathan Hale Saturday to determine Metro’s No. 5 and 6 seeds to the Sea-King District Tournament next week.

Nathan Hale 41, Bishop Blanchet 37

The Raiders and Braves were tied through three quarters before Nathan Hale pulled away. Both teams play seeding games before moving on to the district tournament.



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