The North Thurston Rams remain in control of the South Sound conference with a 11-0 record in league and 16-2 overall with a big win at Peninsula. Timberline then held off Gig Harbor in the battle for 2nd place and now both are 9-2. Below are the scores from Wednesday night plus updated standings for the South Sound Conference followed by our game coverage of the Blazers and Tides with re-cap, scoring stats and video highlights.

North Thurston 75, Peninsula 34
Timberline 49, Gig Harbor 47
Capital 59, Yelm 45
River Ridge 73, Central Kitsap 57


South Sound Conference Standings
WIAA League Overall
Team Name CL RPI W L W L
 North Thurston
3A 8 11 0 16 2
 Gig Harbor
3A 14 9 2 18 3
3A 25 9 2 11 6
 River Ridge
3A 52 4 7 7 9
3A 63 3 7 4 12
3A 61 3 8 5 10
3A 76 2 9 2 12
 Central Kitsap
3A 67 2 8 3 12


Timberline 49, Gig Harbor 47

Timberline    15  22   34   49
Gig Harbor     4   15   30   47

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The Timberline Blazers used a quick start 1st quarter to create enough of a hole that the Tides could never get past. Gig Harbor began the game with a 2-0 lead but for the rest of the 7:30 of the opening quarter they were outscored 15-2 and trailed by 11. The Tides would chip away in the 2nd quarter and pull within 7 points at the halftime break.

The Tides kept coming back at the Blazers pulling within 4 points after 3 quarter trailing 34-30 limiting Timberline to single digits in back-to-back quarters. Gig Harbor would again outscore the Blazers in the 4th quarter but by just 2 points and Timberline held on for a tight 2 point win getting revenge from their loss to Gig Harbor the 1st time they met 59-58. Both have now lost to each other once and North Thurston once and both still have the Rams left to play 1 more time.

The strong second half showing from the Tides Luke Allison and Quentin Bockhorn almost overcame the deficit. Timberline’s Darrell Gipson stepped up at the end of the game for the Blazers hitting a big three then going coast to coast on a steal ending with a layup which turned out to be the difference. The Tides had a opportunity to tie at the end with a wide open 3, but clanked off the iron. No one could recover the rebound cleanly and time expired.

Gipson’s efforts made him the clear Education as a career MVP of the Game. Kenyon Simmons added 13 points for Timberline while Drake Matthies led the Tides with 11 and Allison had 10. Timberline is now 9-2 and 11-6 overall while Gig Harbor drops to 9-2 and 18-3.

Video Highlights

Cole Browne ties the game with a bucket and 1


Darrell Gipson with the steal and score



By paulb

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