(Kent, WA) The MLK ShoWare Shoot-out was a great showcase for 12 boys teams and 4 girls squads. Below is a re-cap of each game with a picture gallery and don’t miss our Showcase All-Star Teams we’ll name the outstanding performers of the day.
Game 1 (Boys)
Lindbergh 46, Vashon Island 43
The 1A Pirates jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the 1st quarter as the Eagles struggled to find their shot in the expansive ShoWare Center but it would not be enough as Lindbergh would grind away and take their 1st lead with 1:19 to play in the 1st half on a shot by James Duncan. Sean Delargy got the lead back for the Pirates just before the buzzer with a long 3-pointer.
After a defensive 3rd quarter where neither team could break-away Lindbergh would outscore the Bucs by 2 to head into the 4th all even at 30-30. In the final quarter the back and forth continued but Kelton Williams stepped up big for the Eagles driving on the Pirate defensive a knocking down several floaters on his way to a game high 11 points. Jalen Thomas chipped in hitting 2 big 3’s in the 2nd half finishing with 8 and Jordan Flye scored 6 and had 7 rebounds while 7 others got their name in the book as the Eagles truly won the game in a team effort fashion.
Vashon never let up and kept coming at the Eagles and had a chance with less than 10-seconds to play when Edgar Polkat’s 3-point shot bounced off the rim. Polkat finished with 5 while Sam Schoenberg and Sam Yates each had 10 to lead the Pirates. Alex Symbol-Godfrey also had a solid game defensively and pulled down 13 boards while scoring 13.
Lindbergh: Williams 11, Thomas 8, Flye 6, Lanier 5, Green 5, Sawyer-Lamb 3, Liang 2, Garcia 2, Duncan 2, Gooden 2
Vashon Island: Schoenberg 10, Yates 10, Symbol-Godfrey 8, Delargy 6, Polkat 5, Forest 4
Game 2 (Girls)
Curtis 55, Bellarmine Prep 41
The Curtis Vikings outscored the Lions in the 1st quarter 12-9 then stretched that lead at the half to 28-18. Jalaiya Frederick led the Viks with 10 and Cedrice Howard was just behind with 8 off the bench points. Bellarmine Prep had 7 players score to stay within reach at the break.
In the 2nd half the Vikings put the game away in the 3rd quarter dumping in 21 while holding Prep to 11 and extending their lead to 21 which would prove difficult to close the gap. Peightyn Perrien would get in the act for the Vikings scoring 6 of her 11 while Majesty Claybrooks hit for 7 of her 8. Frederick and Howard each finished with 14.
The Lions struggled all day offensively and had only one get into double figures, Jayanna Ervin with 13. A total of 8 different B-Prep players scored in the game but no one had more than 6 other than Ervin. The game also featured a high number of fouls as the officials called a tight game leading to 39 personal fouls and 53 free throws. The Lions hit 61% and could have closed the gap a little more with a better performance from the charity stripe.
Curtis: Frederick 14, Howard 14, Perrien 11, Claybrooks 8, Williams-Kennedy 4, Matz 4
Bellarmine Prep: Ervin 13, Alton 6, Frazier 6, Garcia 4, Joyce 4, S. Smith 3, M Smith 3, Hagle 2
Game 3 (Boys)
Woodinville 57, Tumwater 49
Playing in the ShoWare Center is like playing in any other big, caverness facility, sometimes shooters get lost with all that space behind the hoops and it takes getting used to for some and that seemed to be the case for the Tumwater T-Birds as they were held to just 4 points in the 1st quarter while the Falcons ran out to a 10-point lead. The T-Bird outside shooters were ice cold until Spencer Dowers drained a pair of 3’s in the 2nd. Tumwater did close the gap but Woodinville maintained a 7-point lead behind the 1st half scoring of Tony Miller with 11 and Michael Roth with 8.
In the 2nd half the T-Birds shooting woes continued both inside and out missing several opportunities to close the deficit. The Falcons continued to chug along scoring another 13 while holding the T-Birds to just 8. The T-Birds would heat up in the 4th with Ty Gentry unloading for 14 of his 16 points coming in the 2nd half and Weston Vandenhazel coming up big in the paint with 13 off the bench.
Tumwater cut the lead to just 3 but Gentry would lose the ball out of bounds and after a foul Gentry was called for a technical after trying to gain defensive position with a Falcon and the official had warned both teams to lay-off after things began to get chippy. Woodinville’s Ethan Tarbet then stepped up and drained all 4 free throws which secured the win for the Falcons.
Woodinville: Miller 20, Roth 12, Davis 10, Tarbet 6, Schramm 5, Johnson 4
Tumwater: Gentry 16, Vandenhazel 13, Dowers 11, Gibbons 5, Marty 3, Otton 1
Game 4 (Boys)
West Linn (Ore) 64, Wilson 45
The West Linn Lions took awhile to settle in after their long drive from Oregon but once they got their feet under them they ran off with the win. The Wilson Rams kept it close in the 1st half with a swarming defense but they also struggled scoring points. The Lions led 11-6 after the 1st quarter and 21-17 at the break. Will Mathiessen led the Lions with 7 and Payton Pritchard tallied 5. David Jenkins topped the Rams scoring column with 5.
West Linn would break it open in the 3rd quarter scoring nearly as many as they did in the entire 1st half with 20 points. The Lions would put the game away with 23 in the 4th while the Rams could only muster 12 then 16.
Pritchard would end up leading the Lions with 16 while Mathiessen and Jaydon Grant each finished with 11. Brooks Debisschop worked the paint collecting 11 free throws. Jenkins led all scorers with 23 almost half of the Rams total points while Anthony Stokes hit double digits with 10.
West Linn: Pritchard 16, Mathiessen 11, Grant 11, Hoffman 8, Olsen 6, Debisschop 5, Thompson 3, Coppedge 2, Shearmire 2
Wilson: Jenkins 23, Stokes 10, Mathews 6, Kelly 4, Brown-Lofton 2
Game 5 (Girls)
Lynnwood 62, Todd Beamer 38
The Lynnwood Royals are serving notice they are serious about defending their 3A State Championship as they came into this game with Todd Beamer with a perfect 13-0 record. Beamer was ranked 3rd in the 4A ranks with a 13-1 mark and also looking to send a message.
It looked like it was going to be a back and forth game with 24-seconds to play in the 1st the Royals had a 15-14 lead but the Titans had possession with a chance to take the lead going into the 2nd quarter. After a missed shot Lynnwood got it back with 11-seconds and all-everything Mikayla Pivec launched a 3-bagger at the buzzer and connected making it 18-14. The Royals then would go on a big run while limiting the Titans just to 5 2nd quarter points while knocking down 22 to take a 40-19 halftime lead.
The Royals and Titans would play a pretty even game in the 2nd half each scoring 11 in the 3rd and then 11-8 in Lynnwood’s favor in the 4th for the final score. The Royals got great efforts from Pivec who finished with a game high 21 along with 9 rebounds, Jordyn Edwards also hit double digits with 11 and Kelsey Rogers had 9. Nia Alexander led the Titans and was the only one to get into double figures with 10 while Makenna Woodfolk hauled down 12 rebounds with her 9 points.
Lynnwood: Pivec 21, Edwards 11, Rogers 9, Reilly Walsh 8, Boston 8, Fahey 4, Rachel Walsh 2
Todd Beamer: Alexander 10, Woodfolk 9, McEachin 8, Bond 8, Brown 3
Game 6 (Boys)
Seattle Prep 52, Lincoln 51
This was probably the best game of the day as it came down to a shot with just 4-seconds to play that decided the winner. In the 1st half it was a tale of 2 quarters for Seattle Prep as they led the Abes 19-16 after the 1st but could only find 4 points in the 2nd and found themselves trailing 31-23 at the break. Tashon Brown led Lincoln with 8 while Trevion Brown had 7 and Trevante Anderson 6 to pace the offense. Collin Welp led the Panthers also with 8 while Aaron Nettles and Nic Lynch each had 6.
In the 3rd quarter the 2 teams would push each scoring 10 as the game featured a lot of up and down action but little offense considering the number of opportunities for each to score.
This set up an exciting 4th quarter as the Panthers chipped away at the lead eventually taking a 50-49 lead late in the game when Brandon Brown put back a missed free throw to give Lincoln a 51-50 lead with 19-seconds to go. The Panthers brought it and Nettles found a slicing Kalu Stricklin who laid in the winning shot with 4-seconds to play.
Lynch led Prep with 17 while Welp had 15 with 10 rebounds. The Abes Tashon Brown led a well balanced scoring attack with 11 and was the only one in double figures. Brandon Brown had a solid game with 8 points including the go-ahead bucket and led Lincoln with 6 boards.
Seattle Prep: Lynch 17, Welp 15, Nettles 7, Woodward 6, Stricklin 4, Flor 3
Lincoln: Tashon Brown 11, Trevion Brown 9, Brandon Brown 8, Simon 7, Anderson 6, Thomas 5, Cotton 4, Johnson 1
Game 7 (Boys)
Kentwood 61, King’s 48
This was a battle of State placers from last season, King’s are the defending 1A State Champs while Kentwood took the 8th place trophy at the 4A Tournament but returned several starters from that squad. The 1st half was redundant from the standpoint as the Conks scored 16 in each quarter and the Knight’s had 13 in each and Kentwood went to the break with a 32-26 lead.
The Conks would use a well balanced offensive attack all game with 8 different players scoring Koby Huerta and RayVaughn Bolton led Kentwood each with 8. Corey Kispert was the go to man for the Knights knocking down 16 0f the 26 with 3-3-balls and 2 power slams to pace his total.
In the 3rd quarter the quickness of Kentwood began to wear down King’s holding them to just 8 while Kentwood added another 5 to their lead putting down 13. In the final quarter the Knight’s had their best offensive output with 14 but Kentwood still outscored them with 16 for the final score. Darius Lubom had a big 2nd half scoring 12 of his game high 14 while Devonte Sanchez scored 6 of his 9 after the break. Sanchez also led the Conks with 9 boards.
Kispert was the game’s leading scorer although held to just 6 2nd half points and had 10 rebounds. Chewy Zevenbergen finished with 9 points and 8 boards.
Kentwood: LuBom 14, Bolton 10, Roggenbach 10, Sanchez 9, Huerta 8, Millon 6, Benson 2, Sheppard 2
King’s: Kispert 22, Zevenbergen 9, Mitchell 8, Echelbarger 4, Wilkins 3, Wicks 2
Game 8 (Boys)
Timberline 64, Kentlake 55
The Timberline Blazers eventually pulled away to wrap up the nightcap game over the Kentlake Falcons in an up tempo, high flying affair. The Falcons took a 16-13 lead after the 1st but the Blazers roared back in the 2nd outscoring KL 20-11 to take a 33-27 halftime lead. The Blazers Erik Stevenson knocked down the bakers dozen while Tariq Romain added 6. Kevin Baker and Austin McBryde each had 8 to pace the Falcons.
In the 2nd half despite foul trouble Timberline outscored the Falcons 31-28 with each scoring 20 in the 3rd and finishing with a sloppy offensive 4th quarter. Stevenson finished with 18 while Austin Curry stepped up scoring 9 of his 13 and Eli Morton hitting all 9 of his points. Stevenson also led the Blazers on the boards with 9 while Jarryn Bush picked off 6 to go with his 8 points.
Kentlake was led by Kevin Baker scoring a game high 19 also hitting double digits was Julion Mackey with 14 and McBryde with 10. Baker also gathered in a dozen rebounds and Mackey had 7.
Timberline: Stevenson 18, Curry 13, Morton 9, Romain 8, Jarryn Bush 8, Williams 2, Rouse 2, Jaelin Bush 2, Allison 2
Kentlake: Baker 19, Mackey 14, McBryde 10, Helgeson 6, Alar 3, Alar 3