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Tag: Rainier Beach

March
1st

3A Boys: Rainier Beach 67, Mountlake Terrace 51 (Video interview with Anrio Adams)

Rainier Beach guard Anrio Adams, a University of Kansas recruit, talks after the Vikings’ quarterfinal win over Mountlake Terrace.

In the opening game of the Class 3A boys tournament, Kansas-bound guard Anrio Adams paced the Vikings (25-3) with 24 points and six rebounds, as Rainier Beach advanced to the semifinals by running away from the Hawks in the second half.

“The biggest thing is they stuck with the game plan,” Rainier Beach head coach Mike Bethea said. “We wanted to come down here and be able to execute in the half court if we didn’t have our transition game. And they did a great job of that.”

Down 30-18 at halftime, Mountlake Terrace scored seven straight points to open the third quarter, capped by a long 3-pointer from the wing by Marquis Armstead.

But it was all Vikings from there, as Rainier Beach turned up the heat defensively, scoring 21 points off of 17 Mountlake Terrace (23-2) turnovers.
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Feb.
28th

Boys Basketball: Class 3A state tournament capsules, predictions

STARTING FIVE

F Mitch Brewe, Seattle Prep, Sr., 6-8
Metro League MVP will play at UC Santa Barbara

G Anrio Adams, Rainier Beach, Sr., 6-3

Will play at the University of Kansas

F Justin Pedley, Kamiakin, Sr., 6-6
Ratcheted up his scoring output in the postseason

C Darien Nelson-Henry, Lake Washington, Sr., 6-11
Massive man in the paint is a mismatch for all

F Mitch Penner, Kennedy Catholic, Sr., 6-5
Driving force behind surging Lancers averaging 23 ppg

POWER RANKINGS

1. Seattle Prep (22-5)
The Panthers enter the tournament as one of the hottest teams in the state. Prep clipped Lake Washington and Rainier Beach on the way to the Sea-King district title and walloped Mountain View in a winner-to-state game. UC Santa Barbara-bound Mitch Brewe (16.2 ppg, 8.3 rpg) and guard D.J. Fenner (18.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg) give Prep an explosive one-two scoring punch. The Panthers are a tournament favorite, but split two games this season with quarterfinal foe O’Dea.
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