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Archives: Feb. 2007

Feb.
28th

Ferris 61, Kentwood 38 (final)

Ferris made its claim as a threat to beat Franklin. The Saxons poured it on in the second half, running away from a cold-shooting Kentwood squad.


Shawn Stockton finished with 14 points and six rebounds, while DeAngelo Casto had a game-high 19 points and eight rebounds.


Josh Smith led Kentwood with 17 points and eight rebounds. The Conqs leading scorer Cody Thueringer never got on track, finishing with 2 points on 1-of-7 shooting.

Feb.
28th

Ferris 36, Kentwood 18 (halftime)

So far Ferris is as advertised. The Saxons have it all, heady guard play, scoring down low and defensive presence. Guard Shawn Stockton (yes, that’s John Stockton’s nephew) is as about as good of guard is there is in this tournament. He plays with toughness, smarts and can do a little bit of everything. Stockton has 10 points, while 6-7 forward DeAngelo Casto also has 10.


Kentwood’s Josh Smith has 11 first half points and five rebounds, and about 30 college coaches drooling with his every move. So far coaches from USC, Oregon, Northern Arizona, Portland State, CEntral Washington,

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Feb.
28th

Redmond 64, Federal Way 62 (final)

The Eagles lost yet another heartbreaker late in the game. Terrell Smith had his pocket picked with time winding down, on the play Smith grabbed a Redmond player resulting in an intentional foul. He later fouled out with less than 30 seconds to play, leaving freshman Isiah Umipig the player to take the potential game-tying 3-pointer with eight seconds remaining. Umipig, a good shooter in his own right, didn’t draw iron on that shot. He did hit a long jump shot at the buzzer, but Redmond already had a four-point lead.


Smith finished with a game-high 27 points, while

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Feb.
28th

Federal Way 30, Redmond 27 (halftime)

The Eagles have looked a little sloppy early, but Terrell Smith is clearly the best player on the floor. He has 15 points. Redmond is staying close thanks to some timely 3-point shooting.


FW’s Daniel Young is in early foul trouble which could be a problem.

Feb.
28th

Decatur 53, Snohomish 50 (final)

It wasn’t dull, but the Gators managed to prevail thanks to superior question and a couple key steals and layups from Stedman Richardson and Marcus Tibbs as the clock wound down to secure the win.


Richardson and Michael Hale had 16 points each to lead Decatur, while , Darious Walker added 11 points and eight rebounds and Tibbs had 10.


Despite being undersized, Decatur still outrebounded Snohomish 27-22, including 14-4 on the offensive rebounds.


Snohomish was led by Zach Wilde’s 15 points. Leading scorer and Loyola Marymount signee Tim Diedrichs finished with just 2 points

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Feb.
28th

Mead 74, Jackson 59

The Panthers (22-6) were too much inside for Jackson (21-3), grabbing a convincing win over the Timberwolves.

Kelli Valentine (23 points) and Alysha Green (18) led Mead to the win. Jackson’s Kristi Kingma, head to Washington, scored a game-high 31 points, and came three short from the state record of shot attempt record of 33 attempts. Kingsma shot 12-of-30 from the field, including 5 of 13 from the 3-point line.

Feb.
28th

First Surprise: Mead up 17 against Jackson

Jackson of Mill Creek, a contender to win the state tournament, trails 48-31 to a tough Mead team midway through the third quarter. Kristi Kingma, a 5-10 guard headed to the University of Washington, has 14 points for the Timberwolves, but none of the other Jackson players have done much. Kelli Valentine (14 points) and Alysha Green (11 points) lead the Panthers.