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February 11, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Updates from SPSL basketball tourney available here

Curtis boys 53, Auburn 45

Darius Johnson-Wilson — who is 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds — amassed 14 points and 23 rebounds to lead the sixth-ranked Vikings over the No. 4 Trojans. DaVontae Lacy added 18 points, including three monster jams.

Auburn, which went the final 4:52 without a field goal, made just 2 of 10 three-pointers and 7 of 16 free throws. Kevin Henderson led the Trojans with 19 points.

Auburn Riverside girls 66, Federal Way 51

Kat Kooper (25) and Makenna Clark (22) keyed the Ravens’ upset victory in the SPSL 4A championship game as they handed the top-ranked Eagles their first in-state loss of the season.

Federal Way, which was without leading scorer Talia Walton (knee injury), shot judy 23.5 percent from the field and committed 22 turnovers.

Dyesha Belhumeur (16) and Darah Huertas-Vining (15) led the Eagles.

Kentwood girls 65, Emerald Ridge 59

The Conquerors used a 13-4 spurt spanning the end of the third quarter and beginning of the fourth to take control, then held on. Taylor Buie’s three-pointer with 30 seconds remaining pulled the Jaguars within four, 63-59, but the couldn’t capitalize on a missed Kentwood free throw and Kylie Huerta ultimately iced it with a pair at the line with 5.2 seconds to play.

Huerta finished with 20 points and five steals, while the Conks got double-doubles from Liz Mills (19 points, 12 rebounds) and Courtney Johnson (16 points, 11 boards). Buie wound up with a game-high 24, while Stephanie Riley had 16 (including four of five threes). Jadea Brundidge put together 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Puyallup boys 61, Kentridge 60

Dom Holub’s driving basket with four seconds left gave the Vikings the upset in the game to decide third and fourth places to district.

The Chargers let an 11-point, fourth-quarter lead slip away. Gary Bell’s halfcourt shot at the buzzer was just short, hitting the front of the rim. He finished with a game-high 25 points, 16 of those coming in the first half. Brandon Westendorf added 14.

Puyallup’s Jay Balmer struggled offensively for most of the game, but finished with 17 points. Holub and Erin Barber added 10 apiece.

I will be posting updates here from the SPSL boys and girls basketball tournaments at ShoWare, and I’m also sending quarter scores via twitter.

There are four games on the schedule. Right now, the Kentridge boys lead Puyallup, 32-25, in the game to decide third and fourth places into the West Central/Southwest Bi-District tourney.

Next up we have the Kentwood girls against Emerald Ridge for third and fourth.

Then come the championship games — first the girls at 6:30 p.m. (Federal Way vs. Auburn Riverside), then the boys at 8 p.m. (Auburn vs. Curtis).

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