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Tag: King Holiday Hoopfest

Jan.
16th

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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Jan.
16th

Boys Basketball: Lincoln falls to Lake Washington, 68-58

BY CHRIS WELLS
Contributing Writer

Despite a strong comeback, Lincoln had no answer for Lake Washington’s Darien Nelson-Henry, as the seventh-ranked Abes fell 68-58 in the King Holiday Hoopfest Monday at the University of Washington.

Lincoln coach Aubrey Shelton was less than pleased with his team’s performance.

“We played terrible,” Shelton said. “You have to give credit to Lake Washington. They totally exposed our biggest weakness, which is we can’t guard a big guy. So that’s something we absolutely have to work on.”

Nelson-Henry, a University of Pennsylvania commit, used his massive 6-foot-10 frame – four inches taller than any Lincoln player – to score a game-high 35 points, going 16-for-20 from the field. He also added 15 rebounds, four blocks and three assists.

“He was a load,” Shelton said. “We couldn’t stop him. We tried to adjust our defenses a bunch, but we just weren’t ready. With a 9 a.m. game, you never know what you’re going to get and we got a bunch of sleepy guys that weren’t ready to play.”
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