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Tag: Tiebreaker

Feb.
10th

Boys Basketball: Bellarmine Prep beats Olympia 68-51 in Narrows tiebreaker

Bellarmine Prep forward Lucas Meikla swats a shot made by Olympia High's Trevor Houser.

Dominick Francks shot and shot and shot and shot and shot and shot and shot.

Bellarmine Prep’s boys basketball team had no answer for the Olympia High guard as they watched Francks rain down 3-pointers in the Narrows League 4A tiebreaker Friday at Foss High.

Francks drilled seven first-half treys, including six in a row in a six-minute, second-quarter stretch that turned Bellarmine Prep’s eight-point lead into a six-point deficit.

“What can you say?” Lions coach Bernie Salazar said. “Francks was tremendous.”

Fortunately for the Lions, Francks hot hand cooled in the second half – thanks largely to a ratcheted-up defense – and second-ranked Bellarmine Prep emerged with a 68-51 victory over No. 7 Olympia.

“We didn’t change anything, we just did a better job getting in Francks’ face, taking away open looks,” Salazar said. “We just got after it in the second half.”
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