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Cinderella? Timberline boys will gladly grab the glass slipper after beating Lakes, 56-52

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:33 pm with No Comments »
February 15, 2013 10:33 pm

Still think Timberline is a one-man act?

Yes, the Blazers have junior guard Donaven Dorsey, whose play has more than a handful of high-profile colleges drooling.

But if Timberline was going to make a deep playoff run this season it also needed the low-post toughness of Elijah Sanders, the quickness of Brandell Evans and perimeter shooting of Tyler Gartner.

It got all of that plus a little more against top-seeded Lakes.

Evans scored a team-high 17 points, Dorsey overcome some early offensive struggles to chip in 16 and Timberline upset the Lancers, 56-52, in the second round of the 3A West Central District boys basketball tournament Friday at Franklin Pierce High School.

“It’s unbelievable,” Timberline coach Allen Thomas said. “We are 32 minutes away from playing for a district championships. And to do this with a freshman point guard in Brandon Brown, who hit some huge shots down the stretch for us and a sophomore guard in Brandell is unbelievable.”

The Blazers (14-8) advance to the district semifinals where they will play seventh-ranked Foss at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Timberline are 0-2 this season against its Narrows League 3A rivals and will have to do it without Sanders, who was ejected in the third quarter against Lakes after being whistled for his second technical foul.

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