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State 4A day 2: Gonzaga Prep

First quarter of GP-Garfield is tied 11-11 - Ryan Nicholas took up where he left off with 9 of 11. Game’s physical as might be expected but closer to the vest than last night. Began at 9:30 p.m. Bulldogs extended defense bothers Bullpups. And Tony Wroten pretty special, but Prep hangs tough.

2nd quarter - It’s Long vs. Wroten defensively. Bullpups can’t get outside look until Sean Fischer buries shot from left side with 44 seconds left and 21-20 lead. Stockton goes down lane for another basket :11, but Wroten answers in kind and barrells over Long, but gets block call, 02. Prep up 23-21 at half.

 3rd quarter - As gritty as the first two. Prep builds a 30-24 lead early, but Wroton ties it. Then Travis Long makes a strong move baseline for a basket and Nicholas hauls down a rebound in traffic and scores. 34-30 Prep after three.

4th quarter - Wroten’s first outside shot, a 3-pointer with 3:36 left ties the game at 36. He scores again on the second of two Prep turnovers for a 40-36 lead with 2:14 to go. Looks bleak, but Nicholas scores with 16 seconds left and it goes to OT


OT - DeAndre Taylor’s first basket puts the Bulldogs up. Ryan Long’s rebound ties it. But Wroten goes inside for a 44-42 lead with 1:45 left. The Bullpups miss a shot and Taylr hits two free throw. Prep down by four points with 45 seconds remaining. Nicholas rejected with 28 seconds to go - time’s on Garfield’s side.

Final score: Garfield 48, G-Prep 44. Glenn Brooks’ two FTs with 6 seconds left iced the win.

State 4A: Two winners

Lewis and Clark steam rollered Jackson 62-31 today to remain alive for a girls basketball trophy. Three seniors, Jeneva Anderson, Sarah Kliewer and Emily Travis played roles. Anderson and Travis particularly with 29 points combined and timely defense and rebounding. Youngsters Mary Blevins and Haley Hendricksen combined for 22 of LC’s whopping 66 rebounds.

Also, although there were doubters, Moses Lake came through for a hard-earned 48-44 victory over Auburn-Riverside. Key down the stretch was Kelly Sutherland who missed a couple of free throws with the Chiefs up by two points, but Moses Lake got the ball back and took off a number of seconds in back court before Sutherland buried a jumper with 21 seconds left. Jordan Loera had 21 points and Carly Noyes added 14 and had 10 rebounds. They both came up with big points in the taught contest when A-R made a run. Sutherland scored 12.

Eisenhower boys trailed 29-15 at half, but scored 51 in the second two quarters to win 66-64.

State 4A Day 2: What’s next?

It’s late Thursday morning in Tacoma, Day 2 of the State 4a basketball tournament. Lewis and Clark concludes loser-out games at 2 p.m. against Jackson. Gonzaga Prep boys get the midnight special (8:30 p.m.) against Garfield in the quarterfinals. Today is picture day and in the WIAA’s infinite wisdom, the pictures are taken on court rather, say, than in the Exhibition Hall. That usually sets the games back in time. Expect a later start. Speaking of which, the girls games that usually run late were right on time Wednesday, but the boys ran late yesterday in part to the foul-filled slugfest between Eisenhower and Curtis. So the G-Prep 7 p.m. game and LC 8:30 game overlapped by about a half.

As for Prep’s dandy:

State 4A: Day 1 in the Dome

TACOMA - The favored Federal Way boys found themselves behind 8-2 in the first quarter against upstart Redmond, but quickly righted the ship. The Eagles were up 17-10 after a quarter, 37-16 at half and cruised to a 66-36 victory. Like to get up and down the floor, but most of the early scoring came from afar. They’re one of two South Puget Sound league first-day winners already, Kentridge topping Mariner 65-50. Earlier Inglemoor edged Roosevelt 42-40 in a first-round game between KingCo Crown Division teams. May seem to violate the WIAA rule where league teams can’t play each other early, but Roosevelt got here at the expense of the Greater St. Helen’s league in the Vancouver area.

In girls play Moses Lake got off to a good start, 51-38 over South Kitsap. Carley Noyes was 10-13 from the field for 20 points, sophomore Jordan Loera had 16. Auburn-Riverside, back from 3A, whipped Eastlake 48-30 meaning two Wolves are in the loser’s bracket. Traditional power Snohomish was up 33-12 at half over Bellarmine Prep and leads 49-29 with 3 minutes remaining. Final: 53-34.

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