Bainbridge upsets No. 1 Franklin
No. 1 Franklin seemed capable of unbeaten season after winning a prestigious tournament in Kentucky and rolling through its in-state foes...
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BAINBRIDGE — No. 1 Franklin seemed capable of unbeaten season after winning a prestigious tournament in Kentucky and rolling through its in-state foes en route to a 13-0 record.
Bainbridge obviously wasn't intimidated by the 3A powerhouse, pulling off a 62-60 upset on Paul Weese's three-pointer with 6.8 seconds remaining in a Metro League on Tuesday night.
"It's a big win for us, and it's a league win so those are always important," said Bainbridge coach Steve Henderson.
Ben Eisenhardt, a 6-foot-10 post who's headed to Seattle University, had 25 points (11 of 15 from the field) and nine rebounds to lead the Spartans (10-4, 8-2). Weese added 19 points.
Franklin star Peyton Siva, who has signed with Louisville, was held to 12 points on 3-of-11 shooting. Chris Holmes led the Quakers (13-1, 8-1) with 11 points.
Kentwood 56, at Jefferson 45
Joshua Smith had a season-high 40 points, leading the No. 2 Chargers to a victory in an South Puget Sound League North 4A game.
Smith, 6-foot-9 post who is considered one of the best juniors in the country, scored many of his baskets on putbacks for the Conquerors (12-4, 10-2). Individual rebounding totals were not available.
Xavyr Moss scored 21 for Jefferson (6-9, 5-8).
Decatur 57, Curtis 48
The No. 3 Gators defeated the No. 7 Vikings in an SPSL South 4A showdown.
Guard Marcus Tibbs had 18 points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals for Decatur (14-2, 11-1).
Derek Van Essen and Darnell Williams each scored 13 for Curtis (14-4, 10-3), which went 4 of 23 from three-point range.
Rainier Beach 59, Cleveland 51
The No. 5 Vikings snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Eagles in Metro 3A game.
Rainier Beach (9-3, 9-2) won despite missing several players, including Louisiana State-signee Aaron Dotson. Najee Ali scored 19 to lead Beach. Sears Jayovanni scored 14 for Cleveland (4-8, 3-7).
At Federal Way 63, Auburn 45
The top-ranked Eagles started fast, then cruised to an SPSL North 4A win.
Federal Way (14-2, 10-2) led 18-6 after one quarter and were never threatened thereafter. Cole Dickerson led four Federal Way players in double-figure scoring with 17. He also had 13 rebounds.
Jeff Gouveia had 11 points to lead Auburn (11-4, 9-4).
Kentridge 71, at Auburn Riverside 68
The No. 9 Chargers survived a three-point try at the buzzer to hold on for the win in an SPSL North 4A game.
Shaquielle McKissick had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Chargers (11-6, 10-3).
Ryan Rogers had 29 points, 11 rebounds and four steals for the Ravens (9-8, 6-7), but he missed the chance for a tie at the end.
At Vashon Island 49, Cascade Christian 43
The Pirates, ranked No. 1 by AP in 1A, defeated the Cougars in a key Nisqually League game.
John Gage, a 6-foot-9 junior, scored 18 to lead Vashon Island (15-1, 8-0). Cody Shackett scored 16 to lead Cascade Christian (12-3, 6-2).
Clover Park 48, at Sumner 41
Sophomore Tana Pritchard, the younger brother of Stanford quarterback Tavita Pritchard, had 18 points, eight steals, seven rebounds and three blocked shots to lead the Warriors to a win in a South Puget Sound League 3A game.
Clover Park (12-2, 11-2), ranked No. 10 by The Associated Press, trailed the upset-minded Spartans (3-12, 2-9) 30-29 after three quarters but Pritchard scored 10 of his points in the fourth quarter to help the Warriors pull away.
Mike Murphy scored 16 to lead Sumner.
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