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Basketball: Tuesday’s highlights

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on Dec. 28, 2010 at 10:55 pm with 5 Comments »
December 29, 2010 9:18 am

Tuesday’s boys and girls basketball highlights

Tony Wroten scored 30 points and Tucker Haymond made a pair of free throws with 0.6 seconds left that broke a tie and lifted the 4A No. 1 Bulldogs to a 71-69 overtime win at 3A No. 5 Lakes. Andrew Holloway led the Lancers with 20 points and Isaac Winston added 17. Here’s the game story.

Donald Gaddy scored 20 points, leading Bellarmine Prep past No. 10 Union, 65-67.

Puyallup’s Jay Balmer erupted for 27 points, Dom Holub poured in 24 and Erin Barber added 20 in the Vikings’ 88-74 win over Port Angeles.

Iszia Johnson totaled 29 points and Kevin Henderson chipped in 15 for No. 5 Auburn in its 66-56 win against Eisenhower at Wenatchee.

Kentlake won its third straight game, dispatching 2A No. 2 River Ridge 63-59 at the Kennedy Catholic Holiday Hoops Classic. Jaron Heck led the Falcons with 24 points.

Torrey Pines of San Diego held Curtis to a season-low scoring output, beating the Vikings 66-39 at the ESPN Holiday Prep Classic. Julian Vaughn led Curtis with 11 points.

Federal Way’s Talia Walton scored 14 points, pacing the undefeated and top-ranked Eagles to a 57-49 win over Lake City in Idaho.

Jaynani Cababat tallied 23 points in Yelm’s 70-67 overtime win against North Thurston.

For results of all of Tuesday’s games, visit our prep sports online database here.

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  1. Was at the final Lakes Boys Basketball game held in what will now be known as “the old gym”. I am a firm believer in fairness. The officiating was sloppy on both ends but as the line score will show much of Tony Wrotens 30 points came from the free throw line. The game was a nailbiter and with entourage in full force, Garfields Wroten showed his talent but also was given many trips to the line as the fouls were fairly lopsided. All said and done Garfield fans left with the win. I personally witnessed a pound between one of the referrees and Garfilelds Head Coach as the game ended with two free throws made with 6 tenths of a second on what was a questionable call. Now I will say that the referee team was awful and made or made up calls on both teams but like I said Handshakes ok, fist pounding kinda suspect. Congrats to Garfield on a tough win but when officials decide the outcome of games and then leave giving “dap” brings into question these referees professional bias. I personally believe that three veteren officials either had a hard night or need to rethink what it means when there professional duties crossover into giving fist pounds out. I dont recall the Lakes coaching staff recieving the same. Just a fan of the game. Like I said Congrats to Garfield and good luck in thier season. This blog was and is directed at Official Referees whose professionalism was less than. You chose to Judge so do so with that which your fellow Officials Honor is not tarnished.

  2. nofelons says:

    Sounds as if Lancer is more biased since he/she is complaining about an apparent “pound.” Also sounds like Lancer has limited basketball knowlege…officiating was well balanced…Lancer, I think your searching for a means to justify a loss…read coach JO-JO’s comments…THE GAME IS FOR THE KIDS, not for your bragging rights…Furthermore, as a basketball fan, and not a Lancer fan, when I left the gym the scoreboard showed the team fouls as10-10, which is “fair”. I didn’t leave gripping about the “less than honorable officiating”, but more greatful that I witnessed young men being productive, well mannered citizens; and, officials and coaches being role models. “Root, root root for the home team, if they don’t win it’s a shame…..”

  3. The “apparent pound” is the whole point of my comment. If your quick to respond reflex would have read and interpreted a little slower you would have caught “Now I will say that the referee team was awful and made or made up calls on both teams…..” and preceded with “The officiating was sloppy on both ends but as the line score will show much of Tony Wrotens 30 points came from the free throw line.” So as nofelon was so quick to reply, “Furthermore, as a basketball fan, and not a Lancer fan, when I left the gym the scoreboard showed the team fouls as10-10, which is “fair”. Yes 10-10 after the overtime period. As for coach JO-JO’s comments to the press they were professional and honorable as is his character. My blog was not to justify a Lakes loss, as nofelon posted, they had opportunities to seal a win, it was to point out exactly what every basketball fan at the game saw. A poorly officiated game and unprofessional conduct by one official in particular. That is all. Taking time out of your day to respond is appreciated and welcomed. Just wondering if nofelon was motivated by his limited comprehension of what the whole blog was about as the comments as to “limited knowledge” definetly directed insult towards myself. Why so offended? I wonder if nofelon really thought that the game was well officiated?

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  4. nofelons says:

    What was unfair ? Help me to understand how the officials were awful, and made up calls ? How is an official sloppy ? Are you implying that the crew cheated for Garfield ? What if the crew is from he Lakewood area, or did you assume the crew was from Seattle? Lancer you imply that a “pound” is a wink, a deal done in the dark…somehow confusing these well intended officials with Tim Donaghy, the NBA referee who was convicted in federal court for giving “the pound”, and affecting the point spread in a billion dollar industry…maybe like Donaghy, Lancer you should contact the FBI and have the “lone” official indicted for the “pound”…Lancer, if you want to indict one official for the “pound”, then you must do the same to the “bigger official” of the three for yucking it up with the honorable and professional Jo-Jo, from where I was seated, it looked to me like they exchanged a few genuine pleasentries before and during this “poorly officiated game”…I don’t think Jo-Jo shares your viewpoint…I am sorry, but the only thing that would have been equitable for Lancer would have been Lakes 71, Garfield 69…The “pound” means nothing if you win…

  5. I didnt think people had this much time on there hands. I must give it to you nofelon. I was not sitting where I could do a play by play as to begin to discuss there relationship as I was not that close. As for your attention to my opinion I thank you. I am sorry that you feel some hostility toward me as I never ment to hurt your feelings or get you so worked up. I have reallly struck a chord. Comparing the pound to FBI probes and points shaving and conspiracy theories. Seriously you should find better ways to spend your time I find this amusing but sense anger in your words. If it makes you feel any better Jo Jo said he also thought the officiating had nothing to do with the outcome. Wink. Your Turn.

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