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Tag: Garfield


Curtis boys 70, Garfield 66 (OT) in 4A semifinal

By Eric D. Williams

The word “zone” does not role easily off the tongue of Curtis head coach Tim Kelly, whose teams traditionally play an intense brand of man-to-man defense.

But after No. 1 Garfield’s physical frontcourt totaled 24 points in the paint in the first half, Kelly wisely switched to a swarming, matchup zone in the second half.

“We’ve had it in the back pocket,” Kelly said. “We don’t use it a lot. We’re a man team.

“I was kind of joking that all of these people came to watch Curtis and Garfield go at it today, and they’re

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Class 4A boys: No. 3 Garfield 60, No. 4 Jackson 47

The Bulldogs withstood a gigantic effort from Timberwolves forward Jason Todd to advance to the trophy round.

Todd, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, erupted for 29 points, going 10 for 15 from the field. He also pulled down 15 rebounds.

Behind a balanced scoring attack, Garfield never trailed. Three players scored in double-figures, led by guard Tucker Haymond’s 19 points and 10 rebounds. Pierre Wright added 16 points and Trevaunte’ Williams had 12 points.


Class 4A boys: No. 2 Central Valley 53, No. 3 Garfield 52

Garret Sawyer’s momentum-turning four-point play with less than two minutes left gave the Bears the lead for good.

Trailing 48-46, Sawyer was fouled when he knocked down a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 1:33 remaining. He made the free throw and teammate Anthony Brommer added to the Spokane school’s lead when he scored a laying after a Garfield turnover.

Gaven Deyarmin led Central Valley with 14 points and seven rebounds. Sawyer scored 10 points. Four other players totaled at least five points,

Central Valley is in the semifinals for the first time since 2006 when it reached

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Boys Basketball: Class 4A state tournament capsules

G Zach LaVine, Bothell, Jr., 6-3

Electrifying underclassman might be best player in the state

G Tucker Haymond, Garfield, Jr., 6-5
KingCo 4A MVP averages 22 points, 10 rebounds per game

F Sefo Liufau, Bellarmine Prep, Jr., 6-4
All-around player can score, rebound, pass and block shots

G/F Jason Todd, Jackson, Soph., 6-5
Tourney will be his coming out party as one of the state’s best

G David Trimble, Davis, Sr., 6-2
Lightning quick 3-time league MVP has Pirates eyeing the title

1. Yakima Davis (20-2)

Making their third straight trip to state, the Pirates are primed to make a run at what would be their first championship since 1965. Davis’ losses have been to 3A No. 1 Kamiakin and Post Falls, the second-ranked Class 5A team in Idaho. With no players taller than 6-foot-4, the Pirates push the ball on offense and apply pressure on defense. Davis is balanced, with guards David Trimble and Raymond Navarro and forward Devonte Luckett averaging double-figures in scoring, and guard Cooper Kupp and Levonte Allen aren’t far behind.
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Boys Basketball: Lakes wins 2OT thriller over Garfield, 73-68

SEATTLE – Lakes High boys basketball coach JoJo Rodriguez likes to say that guard Andrew Holloway plays his best in the biggest games.

Holloway proved Rodriguez right on Monday against Garfield High at the King Holiday Hoopfest.

Holloway led the Lancers rally that turned a 28-point third-quarter deficit into a 73-68 double-overtime win at Alaska Airlines Arena.

“He drives me crazy in the mediocre games,” Rodriguez said of Holloway, “but in the big games, the big moments, the dude always does it.”

Holloway scored all 20 of his points after halftime. He converted a three-point play with 1 minute, 24 seconds left that pulled Lakes even with the fifth-ranked Bulldogs, 55-55, for the first time in the game.
Garfield regained the lead moments later, but Dequam Walls sent the contest into overtime when his floated tied the score at 57 with eight seconds left in regulation.
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