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TNT Prep Zone, Jan. 17th

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:40 pm with No Comments »
January 17, 2013 9:58 pm

* Gig Harbor completed its first undefeated run through the Narrows 4A since 2009 when the Tides upended defending dual-meet champion Stadium, 105-81, in Tacoma in boys swimming.

Jackson Curtis overcame a deficit on the last lap to win the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.89 for the Tides – a personal-best by 21/2 seconds.

And Gig Harbor won the 400 free relay in a season-best 3:22.40.

Stadium’s Logan Rysemus won his races in the 200 IM (1:58.70) and 500 free (4:57.92).

* In a matchup of Class 3A wrestling powerhouses, No. 2 Enumclaw eked out a 36-30 victory at No, 3 Decatur to lock up the SPSL 3A dual-meet championship in Federal Way.

* A Juwan Flowers’ steal set up Bodgon Baliznyuk’s decisive basket, and Beamer escaped with a 67-64 SPSL South boys basketball win over Spanaway Lake in Federal Way.

Trailing the whole game, the Sentinels grabbed their first lead, 62-61, with three minutes to go. A half-minute later, Flowers forced a turnover on defense, and Baliznyuk hit a shot in the lane off a feed from Flowers with 2:10 remaining.

Baliznyuk paced the Titans, who move into a second-place tie with Federal Way, with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Braxton Tucker led all scorers with 23 for the Sentinels.

* Once again, Auburn made its free throws down the strength – this time by Harold Lee with six seconds to go. And given the chance to tie with two-tenths of a second remaining, Kentlake missed both of its attempts – and the Trojans stayed atop the SPSL North boys’ basketball standings with a 57-55 victory.

* Brittany McPhee scored 30 points for newly-minted No. 1 Mount Rainier, which survived its closest girls basketball game in the SPSL North by winning at Kentridge, 48-39, in Kent.

* Marissa Miller made four free throws in the final 70 seconds, and the No. 4 Puyallup girls survived an SPSL South nailbiter at Bethel, 39-35, completing the season sweep of the Braves.

The game was tied at 35 when Miller made both free throws to give Puyallup the lead for good. Bethel’s Kaytreeona Mack missed a pair of FTs on the Braves’ end – and Miller repeated the feat eight seconds later after being fouled on a rebound.

* Kalani Ulufale scored 19 points, and Rogers pulled away with a 13-2 second-quarter run in posting a 52-32 SPSL South girls basketball victory over host Emerald Ridge, which was without standout guard Riley Clarke (knee).

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