Wednesday Scoreboard: Saints Pull Away Late; Rams, Bears Girls Get Conference Wins
|Saint Martin’s 82, Northwest Christian 73|
|Northwest Christian (7-4 overall)||41||32||73|
|Saint Martin’s (3-6 overall)||40||42||82|
|SMU leader: Ryan Rogers – 19 points|
Ryan Rogers scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half including two three pointers and Matt Dodson’s three point play at the 4:05 mark led Saint Martin’s to an 82-73 non-conference win to NAIA Northwest Christian.
In a back-and-forth contest that featured 14 lead changes and 10 ties, the Saints pulled away late in the contest. Tied at 64, Rogers hit a three at the 6:01 mark to give the Saints the lead for good. Following an Austin Kuemper free throw, Dodson scored the next five points for the Saints including a strong take to the hoop on a fastbreak pass from Issacc Bianchini that fell and drew the foul. He would hit the and-one free throw to give the Saints a 72-66 lead.
After a Coleton Baker jumper that cut the Saint Martin’s lead to four points, Bianchini calmly buried a three pointer with 2:33 left and the Beacons would never threaten again.
Riley Carel scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting and pulled down six boards and Lucas Shannon was perfect from the field going 6-of-6 for 12 points. Evan Coulter chipped in 11 points with four assists. The Saints shot 54.4% from on the night including 43.5% from distance.
University of Oregon transfer Kuemper led Northwest Christian with 21 points and seven rebounds while Montana transfer Spencer Coleman, who scored five points in the NCAA Tournament against Syracuse last year and averages 21 points and 11 rebound per game, scored 19 quiet points and was kept off the glass with just three boards as the Saints outrebounded the Beacons 33-30.
|Foss 70, North Thurston 58|
|Foss (2-0 3A Narrows)||17||17||12||24||70|
|North Thurston (0-2 3A Narrows)||13||17||12||16||58|
|NT leader: Chris Reynolds – 17 points|
North Thurston trailed Foss by just four points until the fourth quarter when the Falcons finally pulled away from the Rams to take home a 70-58 3A Narrows League win. Chris Reynolds led the Rams with 17 points and Steven Stone and David Marrero each added 16. Armond Davis led all scorers with 22 for Foss.
|Gig Harbor 65, Olympia 59|
|Gig Harbor (2-0 4A Narrows)||17||14||18||16||65|
|Olympia (0-2 4A Narrows)||10||11||21||17||59|
|OLY leader: Mitch Fettig – 19 points|
Gig Harbor took a 10 point lead into the half and despite a 38 point second half, the Bears were unable to reel in the Tides and fell 65-59. Mitch Fettig led all scorers with 19 points and Ben Bishop and Max Fortier each finished in double digits with 11 and 10 points respectively. The Bears fell to 0-2 in the 4A Narrows.
|Wilson 71, Timberline 51|
|Wilson (2-0 3A Narrows)||16||22||15||18||71|
|Timberline (0-2 3A Narrows)||8||9||18||16||51|
Donaven Dorsey scored 14 of Timberline’s 17 first half points but was also saddled with foul trouble all game long and the Blazers fell to Wilson, 71-51. Timberline fell to 0-2 against the two 3A Narrows League favorites.
|Columbia Adventist 61, Pope John Paul 32|
|North Thurston 41, Foss 20|
|North Thurston (1-1 3A Narrows)||10||15||12||4||41|
|Foss (0-2 3A Narrows)||6||2||4||8||20|
|NT leader: Hayley Niles – 16 points|
North Thurston moved to 1-1 in the 3A Narrows League with their 41-20 win over Foss in Tacoma. Hayley Niles scored 16 points and Megan Kramer notched eight for the Rams.
|Olympia 39, Gig Harbor 32|
|Olympia (2-0 4A Narrows)||14||6||1||18||39|
|Gig Harbor (0-2 4A Narrows)||10||7||11||4||32|
|OLY: Cooper, Fesenbek – 10 points|
After scoring just one point in the third quarter and falling behind 28-21, the Bears clamped down and outscored Gig Harbor 18-4 to take their second win of the 4A Narrows League season with a 39-32 road win. Mackenzie Cooper and Nicole Fesenbek each scored 10 points and Jenna Randich added seven.
|Wilson 61, Timberline 53|
|Timberline (1-1 3A Narrows)||13||16||14||10||53|
|Wilson (2-0 3A Narrows)||15||21||13||12||61|
|TIM leader: Callan Russell – 20 points|
Callan Russell scored 20 points and Linea Myhand chipped in 10 but the Blazers were unable to overcome Wilson’s 21-16 second quarter and fell 61-53 in Tacoma. Josie Matz led the Rams with 17 points.
|Columbia Adventist 46, Pope John Paul 15|