Some players are just made for the postseason.
There’s little debate, Ahmaad Rorie is one of them.
Rorie, Lincoln’s gifted junior guard, continued his trend of putting up big offensive numbers in the playoffs, scoring 21 points to power the Abes to a convincing 68-49 win over Enumclaw in the second round of the 3A West Central District boys’ basketball tournament Friday at Franklin Pierce High School.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen him as focused as he was tonight,” said Lincoln coach Aubrey Shelton about Rorie. “We haven’t played in nine days so the guys were ready to go.”
Rorie wasn’t alone in dismantling the Hornets.
Teammates Tre’Shaun Fletcher and Ar’Mond Davis, two players that joined Rorie as first-team all-Narrows League 3A selections this season, chipped in 18 and 11 points, respectively.
The trio proved far too much for Enumclaw (14-10) to overcome.
“Its the playoffs. Time to step it up,” said Rorie, who hit five 3-pointers. “We’re trying to bring a state championship to Lincoln.”
Lincoln, champions of the Narrows League 3A, will face Seamount League runner-up Kennedy (16-5) in one semifinal matchup at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Franklin Pierce High School.