Game No. 7 Garfield vs. Franklin
End third: Garfield’s Torrence Baker hits one of two free throws to give Garfield a 60-56 lead at the end of the third quarter. Eight minutes to go. Not sure either team has led by more than five points at this point. If the pattern of the game remains the same as the first 24 minutes, this one is far from over. Great crowd tonight too. really into it.
Halftime: Franklin leads Garfield 38-35. Patrick Ball leads Franklin with 10 points and five rebounds. Eugene Artison and Darnell Berry both hit two free throws in the final minute to give Franklin a three-point lead heading into the locker room. Garfield is led by Tucker Haymond, who has 12 points and six rebounds at the break. Trevaunte’ Williams has 10 points and three rebounds.
End First: Garfield leads Franklin 21-16. It’s been a frenetic pace here through eight minutes. Garfield has led pretty much the whole way through, but the Bulldogs have never led by more than four. Jashaun Agosto, a freshman, scored four points to end the quarter for Garfield while Trevaunte’ Williams was effective inside with six points.
Game No. 5: Bothell vs. Rainier Beach
I want to apologize to everyone for not having the score up from the Bothell-Rainier Beach game. I’ve been having some problems with my internet and couldn’t post right as the game ended, then had to grab interviews and write afterward. Just got it all figured out now. Again, sorry about that.
Final: Rainier Beach beats Bothell 66-63 in a thrilling finish. Beach led by as many as 15 in the fourth quarter, but Bothell wouldn’t go away. The Cougars stormed back into it behind 34 points from Zach LaVine, who played despite having a 103-degree fever. Jordan King led Rainier Beach with 14 points and 12 rebounds while Will Dorsey added 13. Shaqquan Aaron chipped in 12 for the Vikings, who held on down the stretch for their biggest win of the season.
End third: Rainier Beach leads Bothell 49-38. Zach LaVine scored seven points to start the third quarter and cut Beach’s lead to one in the first two minutes. But Rainier Beach closed the quarter with a 10-2 run, including five points from senior guard Will Dorsey.
Halftime: Rainier Beach leads Bothell 36-28 at halftime behind eight points each from Shaqquan Aaron and Marquis Davis. The Vikings have forced 11 Bothell turnovers and have turned 18 of those into points on the other end. Beach also has nine steals.
Zach LaVine leads Bothell with 12 points while Perrion Callandret has eight, including a deep three-pointer at the buzzer that made it 36-28 at the half. LaVine is playing with the flu and three fouls. When he left the game with four minutes left in the second quarter with his third foul, Beach led 23-19. The Vikings took advantage of him being out and extended that lead to as many as 11.
End first: Rainier Beach leads Bothell 13-8. Marquis Davis has six points for Beach, while Zach LaVine has four for Bothell. Beach started the game with three straight steals and converted two of them into layups from DJaun Piper. LaVine is playing with the flu and blew his nose on the court.
Preview: This, in my opinion, is the best regular-season matchup of the season. Bothell is led by 6-foot-4 guard Zach LaVine, a pure scorer and one of the most fun players to watch in the area. The Cougars also feature Perrion Callandret, one of the fastest guards around, and powerful 6-foot-8 big man Josh Martin, a UW recruit.
Rainier Beach is led by Shaqquan Aaron, a 6-foot-7 guard who can pass, rebound and, most prominently, score. He’s averaging more than 28 points in his last six games and has scored more than 30 points three times in that stretch. Beach has 12 quality players, including five players at least 6-foot-6. Marquis Davis is one of the best defensive players in the state, and he could draw the duty of guarding LaVine along with Aaron and 6-foot-6 gorward Djuan Piper.
Game No. 4: Jackson vs. Bellevue
Final: Jackson hangs on in a wild finish for a 58-55 win against Bellevue.It was a back and forth game, and both teams took turns holding the lead. Jackson’s Jason Todd extended his team’s lead to 56-53 with two free throws with 32 seconds left. Bellevue’s Michael Carlson cut that lead to one on a layup with 10 seconds left. Todd made two more free throws with seven seconds left, setting up one chance to tie for Bellevue. But the Wolverines couldn’t get a shot off on their final possession. Todd led the way with 21 points while Brian Zehr had 17 for Jackson. Michael Carlson had 13 for Bellevue.
End third: Bellevue grabs lead from Jackson, 44-41. Michael Carlson led the way offensively while Kyle Foreman’s steal and layup at the buzzer gave Bellevue a three-point lead. Dan Kingma scored 11 points in the third quarter for Jackson, but Brian Zehr and Jason Todd (25 combined points) didn’t score for Jackson.
Halftime: Jackson leads Bellevue 25-23. Jason Todd has 13 points while Brian Zehr has 12, accounting for all of Jackson’s score to this point. Jackson is shooting just 33 percent but the Timberwolves have held Bellevue to just 31 percent. Bellevue is playing with its full complement of players for one of the few times all season as guards Kyle Foreman and Sharif Khan are back in the lineup. Jackson Rezab and Jack Walton each have six points.
End first: Jackson leads Bellevue 16-11. Jason Todd has 10 points and Brian Zehr has six for Jackson. Todd scored the final eight points of the quarter for the Timberwolves. Jackson is the third-ranked team in 4A while Bellevue is looking to bounce back from two losses to Mount Si.
Game No. 3: Lakeside vs. O’Dea
Final: Lakeside pulled away from O’Dea after halftime fora 69-54 win. Tramaine Isabell leads Lakeside with 25 points, five rebounds and three steals. A well-placed lob from Matthew Poplawski to D’Marques Tyson, who made a tough catch and finish, put Lakeside up 62-48 with 3:20 left in the game. Isabell then tacked on a three-pointer shortly after that extended Lakeside’s lead to 67-48. Aaron Falaniko led O’Dea with 20 points, including 16 before halftime.
End third: Lakeside leads O’Dea 54-44. The Lions are led by Tramaine Isabell, who has 18 points so far. Lakeside led by as many as 13 in the third quarter, but Justus Ross’ three-pointer at the buzzer cut the lead back to 10. Both teams are coming off big wins against then-No. 2 Seattle Prep last week.
Halftime: Lakeside leads O’Dea 33-29 at the break. The Lions built a 10-point lead behind 12 points from Tramaine Isabell and 11 points from D’Marques Tyson. But O’Dea ended the first half on an 8-2 run to close the gape to four. Aaron Falaniko led O’Dea with 16 points on 8 of 10 shooting in the half. He also had five rebounds.
End first: Lakeside holds a 13-9 lead against O’Dea in a Metro League game. The Lions, frsh off a win against No. 2 Seattle Prep on Friday, raced out to an early.
Game No. 2: Wilson (Tacoma) vs. Cleveland girls’ basketball
Final: No. 3 Cleveland girls knock off No. 1 Wilson (Tacoma) 60-53. The Eagles threw knockout punches in the second and third quarters, when they outscored Wilson 20-4 during one stretch. Cleveland led by as many as 16 in the fourth quarter, but Wilson went on a 12-0 run as Cleveland went nearly five minutes without scoring.
In the first close game for Cleveland since two losses in the first two weeks of the season, Makayla Roper had 23 points and five rebounds while Alexia Mefi had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
End Third: Cleveland leads Wilson 45-35. Makayla Roper’s jumper at the buzzer gave Cleveland that margin. The Eagles went on a 20-4 run spacing the end of the second quarter and the beginning of the third quarter as Wilson went cold from the field (3 for 17 shooting in the quarter). Cleveland’s relentless attacking style has been effective in the last two quarters.
Halftime: Cleveland leads Wilson 29-26 at halftime after a late rally at the end of the second quarter. Myzhanique Ladd started the rally with a three-pointer that cut Wilson’s lead to 26-24 with 1:30 left in the half. Makayla Roper followed with a three-pointer 40 seconds later and Jayde Christopher capped the comeback with a steal and layup with 12 seconds left, giving Cleveland a 29-16 lead at the half. Roper leads Cleveland with eight points while Christopher has seven.
End first: Wilson, the top-ranked team in Class 3A, leads Cleveland, the third-ranked team in 3A, 17-9. It’s been a really high-tempo game so far with both teams getting up and down the court quickly. It’s also been as physical a girls game as I’ve ever seen. Wilson’s been able to get out in transition so far, and that’s why they lead by eight.
Game No. 1: Olympia vs. Beamer
Final: Beamer hangs on to beat Olympia 60-54 in the first game of the King Holiday Hoopfest. Juwan Flowers and Trey Burch-Manning led Beamer with 17 points apiece.
Olympia’s Mitch Fettig’s layup with three minutes left cut Beamer’s lead to 51-50. But Flowers answered with five of his 17 points and Bogdon Bliznyuk (17.3 points per game) scored four of his eight points in the final two minutes to secure the win for Beamer.
The Titans (12-5) have won six of their last seven games, including an upset win against then-No. 2 Federal Way. Their only loss coming against No. 5 Curtis last week.
Brendan Leonard led Olympia with 16 points while Michael Champlin added 14.
Beamer shot 51 percent from the floor.
End third: Beamer leads Olympia 46-40. Olympia’s Alex Johnson hit a three-pointer with 50 seconds left in the quarter that cut Beamer’s lead to 44-40. But Beamer’s Rayvonne Freeman answered with an inside two on the other end to give Beamer a 46-40 lead at the end of the third. Should be an interesting finish.
Halftime: Beamer leads the Bears 30-24 at halftime. Juwan Flowers leads Beamer with nine points while Trey Burch-Manning has eight. The Titans are making 50 percent of their shots and 50 percent of their three-pointers. Brendan Leonard leads Olympia with eight points and four rebounds.