PHOTO GALLERY: Blazers Roll Past Crosstown Rival Rams
Timberline and North Thurston came into the game separated by just a half game in the 3A Narrows League standings but after the tip, it was obvious that they were light years apart.
The Blazers opened up a 16-3 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Behind hot shooting and relentless defense, they extended their lead to 32-7 with 3:12 left in the second quarter, continued to pour it on in the third quarter before finally putting it on cruise control en route to a 59-23 victory.
Callan Russell and Sara Bowen each scored 14 points in the win. Freshman Juliana Salanoa chipped in eight points and Linae Myhand added seven. Emma Baldwin led the way with five points for the Rams.
Timberline moved to 4-1 in the 3A Narrows League and are tied with Lincoln for second place, one game behind 5-0 Wilson. The Abes and Blazers meet at Timberline on Friday night.
The Rams fell to 3-3 in league and will host South Kitsap in non-league action on Friday.